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11.12.2014
11.12.2014

Rio 2016 Volunteer Program deadline extended

The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee extended the deadline for its Volunteer Program to December 15th. Do not miss out on this great opportunity to participate and make the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games part of your own life’s history. Check out the Rio 2016 Volunteer Program portal here: http://www.rio2016.com/en/get-involved/volunteers People who want to […]

09.12.2014

IOC Session gave recognition to the NOC of Kosovo

The 127th IOC Session today in Monaco granted full recognition to the National Olympic Committee of Kosovo. The NOC of Kosovo met the requirements for recognition as outlined in the Olympic Charter. These include the sport and technical requirements as well as the definition of “country” as defined in Rule 30.1 – “an independent State […]

08.12.2014

Hungarian Péter Nagy winds up WUWC 2014 with last victory

In what was a competition taking many unexpected turns, Turkish Resul ELVAN finally emerged victorious in total. However, the first gold medal in snatch went to Radoslav TATARCIK of Slovakia and the second, in clean and jerk, and with that the third, in total, was earned by the Turk thanks to his superior performance of […]

07.12.2014

Beauchemin-Nadeau breaks home triumph streak at WUWC

Dumitru CAPTARI of Moldova scored an overwhelming victory in the men’s 77kg and on the 3rd day of the 4th World University Championships Adrian T. PAWLICKI fulfilled Polish expectations winning the 85kg category by a narrow margin on Korea’s KANG Mingi, who took the gold in snatch. Thailand’s women remained true to tradition and Wiriya […]

06.12.2014

Host Thailand dominates first days of University Worlds

In the women’s events Thailand’s prominent and world-medalled athletes stole the show from the 48kg up to the 58kg categories, while the men’s first and second days produced Thai, Chinese and French winners, alternatingly. On home turf, Panida KHAMSRI, Kittima SUTHANAN and Sukanya SRISURAT were irresistible, as was Witoon MINGMOON (56kg). China’s YU Tao proved to […]

05.12.2014

4th World University Championships opened in Chiang Mai

In a spectacular Opening Ceremony the Governor of Chiang Mai Province opened the 4th FISU World University Weightlifting Championships today. The event hosted by the North-Chiang Mai University in the city with great traditions of weightlifting welcomes competitors from 28 countries. The kickoff of the Championships coincided with HM King Bumibhol Adulyadej’s birthday which the […]

05.12.2014

IWF represented at ASOIF and IOC meetings

Two important Workshops took place in Lausanne with the involvement of the IWF; – a Good Governance Follow-up Workshop for the IFs held under the auspices of ASOIF and CIES; – and an IOC Workshop on Integrity in Sports. Both provided interesting and practical conclusions for the participating 27 Olympic International Federations, among those the […]

04.12.2014

Weightlifting coach banned for attempted trafficking of steroids

Drug Free Sport New Zealand welcomes the six-year ban from all sport handed down to a weightlifting coach who admitted offering steroids to an up-and-coming young athlete. The New Zealand Sports Tribunal today released its decision in the case of weightlifting coach, Daniel Milne, for attempted trafficking and possessing a prohibited substance. Drug Free Sport […]

25.11.2014

Zhangkong – Equipment Sole Supplier for Rio 2016

The International Weightlifting Federation is delighted to announce that the Equipment Sole Supplier for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be Zhangkong, from China. The decision was announced to the IWF Executive Board and Congress in Almaty, Kazakhstan, prior to the 2014 IWF World Championships. Hebei Zhangkong Barbell manufacturing Co Ltd, to […]

24.11.2014

New IWF Anti-Doping Policy

During its meeting in Almaty, Kazakhstan the IWF Executive Board has adopted the NEW ANTI-DOPING RULES which are based on the revised 2015 World Anti-Doping Code to be effective as of the 1st January 2015. The regulation is fully compliant with the New Code and will increase the fight against doping on an an even […]

18.11.2014

WADA Foundation Board Meeting in Paris

The WADA Foundation Board approved its Compliance Activities Plan and its increased budget during the Board meeting which was held on the 16th November 2014 in Paris, France. The Foundation Board decided that a neutral Compliance Review Committee would be established in order to provide guidance on compliance matters to the Foundation Board. Also all […]

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