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26.08.2015

Dato Ong Poh Eng elected as VP of Olympic Council of Malaysia

The Malaysian Weightlifting Federation is proud to  announce that its President Dato Ong Poh Eng had been elected as Vice President to the prestigious Olympic Council of Malaysia. IWF Vice President and also President of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation, Dato Ong Poh Eng is one of his country’s most active sports executives and has already excelled […]

26.08.2015
25.08.2015

IOC releases Anti-Doping Rules for Rio de Janeiro 2016

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released its Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro (Rio). All athletes competing in Rio will be subject to testing as outlined in the Anti-Doping Rules, which have been drafted in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. […]

20.08.2015

Passing away of Mr. Eddie Suarez

The whole IWF Family is deeply saddened to hear the tragical passing away of Mr. Eddie Suarez, General Secretary of the PAWF and member of the Weightlifting Federation of Venezuela. He was a great leader and a great man. His death is a great loss for our Family. We offer our deepest condolences to his […]

19.08.2015

Weightlifting might reverse bone loss in men

Nearly 2 million men in the United States have osteoporosis, a condition that makes bones weak and prone to breakage, and 16 million more have low bone mass. A new study suggests certain weight lifting exercises, like squats and deadlifts, might increase bone mass. “Weight-lifting programs exist to increase muscular strength, but less research has […]

12.08.2015

One more event included at the 2018 YOG

The IWF has conducted several discussions with the IOC on the 2018 Buenos Aires YOG program. Following the recent IOC Executive Board meeting, we are happy to inform the Weightlifting Family that the IOC has approved the IWF’s proposal for the inclusion of one more bodyweight category (Women 44kg). “The IOC Executive Board fully recognizes […]

12.08.2015
10.08.2015

Mexico to host next University Worlds in beautiful Mérida

A technical inspection visit has just been concluded in Mérida, Mexico by FISU Technical Delegate Anikó Németh-Móra. The beautiful city on the Yucatan Peninsula will namely play host to the next, the 5th edition of the FISU World University Weightlifting Championships in November 2016, and the visit was aimed at inspecting and approving the facilities […]

06.08.2015
31.07.2015

Lausanne to host the 2020 YOG / Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

Congratulations to Lausanne named Winter Youth Olympic Games host for 2020 and Beijing named host city of Olympic Winter Games 2022! The International Olympic Committee (IOC) named Lausanne, Switzerland, as the host city of the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020. Lausanne, home to the IOC headquarters since 1915 and known as the Olympic […]

25.07.2015

Dr. Aján receives Honour Order of President of Moldova Republic

During a 24-hour visit to the capital of Moldova, Chisinau, IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján took over the Honour Order of the Republic of Moldova, the highest distinction attributable to a foreign individual . In a ceremony held at the President’s office, H.E. Nicolae Timofti, President of the Republic of Moldova explained that the distinction was accorded to Dr. Aján […]

24.07.2015

Tokyo 2020 Unveils the Emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020 Unveils the Emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Symbolising the Power of the World Coming Together as One Tokyo, 24 July 2015 – The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today held an event to unveil the official emblems of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tokyo 2020’s Games Vision was further […]

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