The Iranian Weightlifting Federation sent a female team to the 2018 AWF Junior and Youth Championships – YOG Qualification event to Urgench, Uzbekistan. The competition starting on 23 April will kick off with 248 lifters from 22 countries. Iran will participate for the first time with Women’s and they will have a chance to earn […]
After five days of meetings, conferences, events, and exhibitions in the Thai capital Bangkok, the SportAccord convention held since April 15 is wrapping up on Friday, as organizers and participants considered the event to be a “huge success”, during which key agreements were concluded. Focusing on sports and its challenges, SportAccord Convention offers a great […]
Christine Girard has been officially upgraded to the gold medal in the 63 kg bodyweight from London 2012, and to the bronze medal in the same category from Beijing 2008. Six years after she should have stood atop the Olympic podium, Girard will finally get her moment of glory. Arrangements still have to be made […]
The Argentinean Weightlifting Federation has organized two educational seminars, of which the first one was a Technical Official seminar and the other one was about Anti-Doping. On the Technical seminar, 30 new candidates participated to become national and category 2 international technical officials. This course was especially targeted for candidates under 35 years of age […]
Lausanne, 19 April 2018: The independent IWF Clean Sport Commission has found that the vast majority of its recommendations have already been implemented by the IWF, demonstrating the federation’s complete commitment to clean sport. The Clean Sport Commission, which was established in 2017 to reform the IWF ’s anti-doping practices, met from 16-17 April to […]
The new IWF Anti-Doping Policy came into force on Sunday 15 April, as the IWF continues to implement robust anti-doping reforms to protect clean athletes by improving its systems in place.
The policy can be found here.
David Liti, New Zealand gold medallist received David Dixon Award for outstanding sporting spirit at Gold Coast 2018. His fellow sportsman Lauititi Lui badly injured himself and was left in a wheelchair after attempting to lift 228 kg in clean and jerk. Lui had to settle for silver, while Liti not just won the gold medal, […]
The Weightlifting Family is devastated to announce the sudden death of the General Secretary of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation, Dr. Rafael Pacho González, known as “Pacho” by the Pan Americans. He was the former President of the Cuban Weightlifting Federation and currently lived in Costa Rica where he was contributing to the development of weightlifting. […]
Singapore Weightlifting Federation organised the IWF Coaching Course, supported by the IWF. The program was organised with the collaboration of the South East Asian Weightlifting Federation (SEAWF) whereby 2 coaches from each SEA National Weightlifting Federation were invited. A total of 10 coaches from SEAWF Member Federations and 18 local club coaches from Singapore attended […]
Buenos Aires – April 9. The Organising Committee for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games announced on Monday the slogan for the biggest multisport and cultural celebration in Argentina’s history: “Feel the future”. The slogan (“Viví el futuro” in Spanish, “Respire le futur” in French), together with its manifesto, highlights the hope that the […]
On International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, we’re highlighting an amazing project, by Waleed Abu Nada, a young change-maker from Jordan, who is working with an Olympic weightlifter to help build inclusion in one of the world’s largest Palestinian refugee camps. Here Waleed tells his story. Background and Inspiration I managed to launch […]