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23.05.2016

Exciting competitions for the African quota places in Cameroon

The African Championships, Qualification Event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games concluded last week in the capital of Cameroon, Yaoundé. Around 100 lifters from 13 countries competed for the 5 Men and 4 Women quota places available. Here is an update on the countries who secured 1 quota place for Rio at the African Championships: […]

21.05.2016

Pre-Games operational meetings for IFs

The IOC organized in Lausanne a series of meeting with all International Federations in order to coordinate common operational issues ahead of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General and Technical Delegate for the Games discussed several operational issues with Rio 2016 and IOC Senior Staff, including the followings: – Roles and Responsibilities […]

18.05.2016

Another succesful Anti-Doping Seminar on the eve of the African Championships

Dr. Zakia Bartagi, IWF Anti-Doping Commission Member and Mr. Robert Ndjana, head of the National Anti-Doping Organization of Cameroon held a successful Anti-Doping Seminar in Yaoundé, Cameroon on 8th May 2016. The Seminar was created within the framework of the IWF Development Program and was organized in cooperation with the Weightlifting Federation of Africa. Dr. […]

13.05.2016

Visit at ZKC factory

Pedro Meloni, Rio 2016 Weightlifting Sport Manager and Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General paid a visit to the ZKC factory to check the sport equipment production for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Beside the familiarization of the production process, special attention was given to the Olympic branding elements. Discussions included the evaluation of the experience […]

13.05.2016

5 cities bidding for the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships

The International Weightlifting Federation has received the Candidature of five Candidate cities bidding to host the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships. According to the procedure the list of cities that announced their intent is as follows: Minsk, BLR Eilat, ISR Pyongyang, PRK Anaheim, USA Tashkent, UZB The Hosting Right of the 2018 IWF Junior World […]

13.05.2016
02.05.2016

Continental Qualification current standing

As the European and Asian Championships also Qualification events for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games concluded recently, here is an update on the countries that earned quota: Europe: Men TUR ITA CZE HUN GBR FIN SVK Women GBR ITA FRA POL GER ESP Asia: Men JPN IRQ MAS KGZ SYR IND TKM Women VIE UZB […]

02.05.2016

New Youth World Record!

LOPEZ LOPEZ Yeison (COL) set 2 Youth World Records in the Clean and Jerk in the Men’s 77kg bodyweight category with 186kg and in the Total with 334kg at the Pan-American Junior Championships in San Salvador, ESA. 3 athletes also set Pan American Youth Records. Check out the results here.

27.04.2016

IWF Anti-Doping Seminar in Tashkent

Under the framework of the IWF Development Program an IWF Anti-Doping Seminar was held in cooperation with the Asian Weightlifting Federation on the occasion of the Asian Continental Qualification Event in Tashkent. The Seminar was a great success, with more than 90 participants from 30 Asian Member Federations. The Anti-Doping Education is one of the […]

27.04.2016

Pyrros Dimas lights the Olympic Flame in Athens

Three times Οlympic Gold Medallist Pyrros Dimas accompanied by his children lit the cauldron with the Olympic Flame in front of Parthenon temple atop of the Acropolis Hill in Athens on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. After traveling Greece for six days, the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch arrived on Tuesday at the Acropolis in Athens. The […]

26.04.2016

Two-Time Olympic Champion Tommy Kono dies at 85

Tamio “Tommy” Kono, a two-time Olympic weightlifting champion who also coached the U.S. team at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games, passed away on Sunday in Honolulu due to complications from liver disease. He was 85. Born in Sacramento, California, on June 27, 1930, Kono and his family, which were of Japanese descent, were relocated to […]

26.04.2016

2016 IWF Junior World Championships Preliminary Entry Forms Deadline

The deadline for the Preliminary Entry Forms to the 2016 IWF Junior World Championships Tbilisi, GEO was 23rd April 2016. We invite all National Federations to send their Preliminary Entry Forms to the Georgian Weightlifting Federation (info@nullgeowf.ge) and to the IWF Secretariat (angelique.mottet@nulliwfnet.net) as soon as possible.

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