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17.04.2014

IWF President meeting Tunisian Sport leaders

The African Junior and Youth (YOG Qualification) Championships are about to kick off in Tunis, Tunisia. Prior to the competition, Mr. Mohamed Nadir Feki, President of the Tunisian Weightlifting Federation organized a meeting between Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President; Mr. Khaled Mhalhel, President of the Weightlifting Federation of Africa; Mr. Saber Bouatay, Tunisian Sports Minister […]

16.04.2014
11.04.2014

IWF at SportAccord

Owned by SportAccord, the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the Association of Winter Olympic International Federations (AIOWF), SportAccord Convention brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations and organisations affiliated with SportAccord, ASOIF, AIOWF, Association of Recognised IOC Sports Federations (ARISF) and Alliance of Independent Members of SportAccord (AIMS). This […]

08.04.2014
07.04.2014

IWF President visiting the European events in Israel

On the eve of the 2014 European Weightlifting Championships now being contested in Tel Aviv, Israel, the IWF President took part in the meeting of the Executive Board and the Congress of the European Weightlifting Federation. Among other important items on the Agenda, the major mission of the Executive meeting and the Congress was to […]

03.04.2014

Jose Quinones member of the IOC Sport for All Commission

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced the composition of the IOC commissions for 2014. Congratulations to Jose Quinones, IWF Vice President, President of the Peruvian Weightlifting Federation and President of the Peruvian Olympic Committee now member of the IOC Sport for All Commission. Check out the full list of the commissions.

01.04.2014
01.04.2014

IWF Executive Board sanctions Federation of Azerbaijan for multiple doping cases

True to its firm stance against the use of doping, the IWF Executive Board unanimously decided to sanction the Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation whose athletes produced multiple adverse analytical findings in 2013 for a fine of USD500,000. At the same time the IWF calls the Federation to conduct an investigation into the athletes’ entourage (coaches, team […]

31.03.2014

IWF Medical Committee Meeting in Lausanne

The IWF Medical Committee held its extraordinary meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on 27 March 2014. Besides 9 members, Chairman Dr. Michael Irani Anti-Doping Commission Chairman Dr. Patrick Schamasch and IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan being present, the IOC Medical Director Dr. Richard Budgett also participated in the meeting. Major topics discussed: The IWF Medical Committee […]

27.03.2014

IWF President visits the Olympic Capital

On the occasion of his visit to the Olympic Capital the city of Lausanne, Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President together with Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General hold several meetings with international sports organizations. They met with Kit McConnell, newly appointed IOC Sports Director. During the meeting the IWF gave information regarding the Nanjing 2014 Youth […]

21.03.2014

South American Games Santiago 2014

The 10th South American Games Santiago 2014 was held in Santiago of Chile from 5-18 March gathering near 4000 athletes from 42 disciplines. Weightlifting competitions were held in the “Cúpula del Parque O’Higgins” between 13 and 16 of March with the participation of 97 lifters (51 men and 46 women) coming from 12 countries (Brazil, […]

19.03.2014

Official Communication

As it is known, the IWF has been implementing a highly comprehensive and intensive Anti-Doping Program including both in-competition and out-of-competition testing. In this process, in 2013 several anti-doping violations were disclosed. The IWF is looking at each case with utmost thoroughness, with full respect to the relevant WADA and IWF rules, and the rights […]

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