The IWF’s 2 days „Train the Trainers” Coaching Workshop started today in Bratislava, Slovakia. Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President opened the workshop in the presence of Maj. Gen. Yodbangtoey, IWF CRC Chairman, Mr. Frantisek Chmelar, Slovakian Olympic Committee President and Mr. Pavol Mutafov, Slovakian Weightlifting Federation President as well as Mr. Yassine Yousfi, Senior Manager, […]
A delegation from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea paid a visit to Budapest for a meeting with the IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan. Mr. Son Kwang Ho, DPR Korea Olympic Committee Vice-President and Vice Minister of the Ministry of Sports and Mr. Ri Song Guk, Executive Director of the DPR Korea Weightlifting Association discussed […]
IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan met with RFWF President, Sergey Syrtsov and RFWF Vice-President, Maxim Agapitov in Budapest. The delegation of the Russian Weightlifting Federation paid a visit to the IWF Secretariat in order to discuss actual topics with special focus on the 2015 President’s Cup as well as the upcoming World Championships.
We wish to draw the attention of all IWF Member Federations to comply with the IWF Rules regarding the usage of syringes and needles during IWF Events. The following IWF Events are “needle-free” for all participating athletes: IWF World Championships Continental Olympic Qualification Events IWF Grand Prix Read the Needle Policy here.
The International Weightlifting Federation and the Egyptian Weightlifting Federation mourns the death of Dr. Mahmoud Hussien Shoukry and his wife who tragically passed away in a car accident. Member of the IWF Scientific and Research Committee from 1988-2000, Member of the IWF Executive Board from 2005-2009, Dr. Mahmoud Hussien Shoukry was Member of the IWF […]
Olympian and long-term General Secretary of Finnish Weightlifting Federation from 1975 to 1991 Mr. Juhani Salakka (born Sept. 13, 1950) passed away on February 17, 2015. Mr. Salakka died of pneumonia in his hometown hospital in Finland. Mr. Salakka was determined to achieve his goals as a weightlifter. He had set goals of becoming a […]
Mrs. Yuriko Koike, President of the Japanese Weightlifting Federation (JWA) paid a visit to the IWF Secretariat and held discussions with Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President, Attila Adamfi, Director General and Aniko Nemeth-Mora, Director, International Relations. Topics such as Japan’s involvement in the international weightlifting activities in the coming years as well as the country’s […]
As you know cobalt and is listed as a prohibited substance from the 1st January 2015 under the S2 group PEPTIDE HORMONES, GROWTH FACTORS, RELATED SUBSTANCES AND MIMETICS IN the WADA Prohibited List. Cobalt is increasingly being found in vitamins and nutritional supplements therefore the IWF is advising all Member federation and Athletes to carefully […]
The traditional and annual awarding ceremony organized by Minister of culture and sport, took place in capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. This year, Kazakhstan Olympic Committee and culture and sport minister have awarded at one go eight athletes. From the 4 spots available, two weightlifters received the best male athletes’ title for the year 2014: Four […]
Widely recognized expert and Coaching and Research Committee Member Dr. Kyle Pierce is upbeat about Ghana’s strong potential in weightlifting, saying that Ghana would be a force to reckon within the near future. Speaking at a seminar organized by the Ghana Weightlifting Federation in the framework of the IWF Development Program held in the Media […]
It is with great sadness that the International Weightlifting Federation has learnt that IOC member and former President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), Mr Mario Vázquez Raña, passed away at the age of 82. Mr Mario Vázquez Raña dedicated a great part of his life to Olympic sport. He served with great […]