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29.09.2016

TOKYO 2020 PRE-GAMES TRAINING CAMPS ONLINE GUIDE

With Rio 2016 behind us, all eyes are now on Tokyo 2020! Check out the online guide to the pre-Games training camps for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games available on here: https://pregamestraining.tokyo2020.jp/en/ The online guide provides information on suitable locations for training camp venues to ensure that athletes taking part in the Tokyo […]

29.09.2016

Equipment donation to Marshall Islands

In the framework of the IWF Development Program, Marshall Islands received an equipment donation being complete barbell sets. The Federation of Marshall Islands applied for IWF support and received brand new equipment which they already started to use with great enthusiasm. The IWF was happy to see an athlete from Marshall Islands participating for the […]

28.09.2016

2015 IWF World Championships Wins SportsTravel Award

International Weightlifting Federation, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, USA Weightlifting win SportsTravel Award  Atlantic City, NJ – September 27, 2016 SportsTravel Magazine awarded the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), Harris County-Houston Sports Authority (HCHSA) and USA Weightlifting (USAW) the 2016 SportsTravel Best Amateur Single-Sport Event of the Year Award for the 2016 IWF World Championships in Houston, Texas. 585 athletes from […]

25.09.2016

Executive Board finished 2 days of meetings in Beijing

In the past 2 days, the IWF Executive Board has completed a highly productive meeting in Beijing, China. Ahead of its Congress in a month’s time where the IWF Constitution and By-Laws and the Technical and Competition Rules and Regulations will be updated by the delegates for 2017 and onwards, the Board has gone through […]

22.09.2016

YWC Final Entry reminder

The 2016 IWF Youth World Championships will be held in Penang on 19-25 October. The deadline to send your Final Entry Forms and related documents is 25 September 2016. All documents can be found on the IWF website, make sure to send them on time.

19.09.2016

Boossaba YODBANGTOEY re-elected as TAWA President

Madame Boossaba Yodbangtoey was re-elected as President of the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA) unanimously with the eligible votes from all weightlifting clubs in Thailand. She will hold the President position for a second consecutive term from 2016 to 2020. The congress, annual meeting and presidential election was perfectly organized last week in Bangkok Thailand, […]

13.09.2016

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

The IWF reports that as a consequence of the IOC’s reanalyses of samples from the 2012 London Olympic Games, the sample of the following Athlete has returned with an Adverse Analytical Finding: CIRICU, Anatoli (MDA) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (S1.1 Anabolic agents) In line with the relevant rules and regulations, the IWF imposed mandatory provisional suspensions upon […]

09.09.2016

Four-time Olympian Norbert ‘Norb’ Schemansky passed away

DEARBORN, Mich. – A four-time Olympian and metro Detroit native died Wednesday night. Norbert “Norb” Schemansky, of Dearborn, died while he was being cared for in hospice. He was 92. Schemansky was an American weightlifter and the first to win four Olympic medals during his career. He won a silver medal in his first Olympic […]

05.09.2016

Tokyo 2020 aims to make some noise, says Reiko

By Brian Oliver in Rio de Janeiro A ‘brains trust’ of Olympic weightlifting competition managers met in Rio to talk about times past and future. There was Wang Yan from Beijing 2008, Matthew Curtain from London 2012, Pedro Meloni from Rio 2016 and the woman who will be in charge for Tokyo 2020, Reiko Chinen. […]

31.08.2016

8th Women bodyweight category

Following the IWF Executive Board decision in Tbilisi on introducing an 8th Women bodyweight category, the IWF President conveyed a meeting in Rio on the occasion of the Olympic Games involving all IWF bodies linked to the conceptualization: Technical Committee / Medical Committee / Coaching and Research Committee Athlete’s Commission / Women’s Commission Based on […]

30.08.2016

THE OLYMPIC CHANNEL LAUNCHED

WHERE THE GAMES NEVER END The 17 days of the Olympic Games bring the world together. Now the spirit of the Games will continue at the Olympic Channel, the new home for all things Olympic. Join for behind the scenes access, original programming, documentaries and live sporting events from around the world. https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/

30.08.2016

Iranian CAS application dismissed

Behdad Salimikordasiabi (IRI) and the National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran filled an application to the Court of Arbitration for Sport following the Rio 2016 Men’s +105kg group A competition. The appeal was dismissed on 21st August 2016.

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