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22.11.2017

Weightlifting Technical Course for Coaches in Lao

Due to the generous support of the Olympic Solidarity and IWF the Lao Weightlifting Federation was able to organize Technical Course for Coaches in Weightlifting for 20 participants including coaches, PE teachers and athletes. The seminar took place at the Lao National Sports Training Center in capital Vientiane, Lao PDR between 13-17 November 2017. The expert […]

22.11.2017

X. International Tournament Vladan Mihajlovic Memorial and IWF Course

X. International Tournament Vladan Mihajlovic Memorial was held in Indjija (SRB), on 4th November, 2017. Athletes from 9 countries participated at the competition: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Israel, Hungary, Uganda, Malta, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia, in total 27 athletes. The winner for the female category (calculated by Sincler points) was Yazmin ZAMMIT STEVENS (MLT), followed […]

21.11.2017

Olympic weightlifter auctions his gold medal for Iran quake victims

What would you sell your gold medal for? Check out Kianoush Rostami‘s reason! Iran’s Olympic weightlifting champion Kianoush Rostami has put his gold medal up for auction to raise money for the victims of Sunday’s earthquake which left at least 452 people dead in Iran and Iraq. The 7.3-magnitude quake that struck in the remote border area between Iran […]

21.11.2017

Electoral Congress SVK

On 11th of November 2017 in Ružomberok (SVK) in the Electoral Congress of Slovak Weightlifting Federation Mr. Ján Štefánik was elected as a new President of Slovak Weightlifting Federation.

21.11.2017

WFA Sports Management Course

WFA Sports Management Course held in Hammamet, Tunisia between 10-16 November, 2017. The Sport Management Course was part of Weightlifting Federation of Africa (WFA) developmental program through the Continental Contribution of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). The Course targeted General Secretaries, administrators of the national weightlifting federations in Africa. Representatives from seven countries took part: Zambia, Ghana, Republic of South Africa, […]

20.11.2017

IWF AND REDTORCH PARTNER TO GROW WEIGHTLIFTING AUDIENCES AROUND THE WORLD

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) and REDTORCH, a London-based digital communications agency, today announced a partnership to increase youth engagement and awareness of the 2017 IWF World Championships in Anaheim, California. Nearly 400 athletes – 216 men and 161 women – from 72 countries arrive for the Championships in the United States at the end […]

20.11.2017

Farewell to Naim Suleymanoglu

Hundreds of thousands of people crowded the streets of Istanbul on Saturday accompanying Turkish weightlifting superstar Naim Suleymanoglu on his last journey. The funeral of the triple Olympic, multiple world and European champion was attended by the Prime Minister of Turkey, the Minister of Sport and his family members, but also by several outstanding representatives […]

20.11.2017

Seminar in Chile

In Santiago de Chile between 30th September and 1st October Chilean Weightlifting Federation organized a “Strengthening and Evaluation of the implementation of the national technical criteria” seminar. The experts were Mr. Georgi Panchev, Head Coach of the Federation, Mr. Ronald Salina, Technical Manager, Ms. Romina Chang, Technical Secretary and Mr. Juan Miranda, representative of the […]

18.11.2017

Weightlifting mourns a legend: Naim Süleymanoğlu

Multiple World and Three Times Olympic Champion Naim Süleymanoğlu has died at the age of 50 after having been placed into intensive care at the Ataşehir Memorial in Istanbul, Turkish media said Saturday. The legendary weightlifter underwent a successful liver transplant early October. Süleymanoğlu was previously placed into intensive care on September 25 due to […]

17.11.2017

ORIS meeting for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

A 3 days meeting of the Weightlifting Working Group of Olympic Results and Information Services (ORIS) was held in its traditional location: Montreaux, SUI. The meeting was led by Nicolas Hurel, IOC Head of ORIS, and the IWF was represented by Attila Adamfi, Director General and Technical Delegate and Matyas Lencser, Competition Manager. Reiko Chinen, […]

17.11.2017

Coaching Education Seminar in Bolivia

Bolivian Weightlifting Federation in the framework of IWF Development Program organized a Coaching Seminar between 2 and 4 November in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. The expert was María Isabel Urrutia (COL), Olympic Champion in Sydney and several times World Champion, currently the coach of the Colombian Junior National team. Totally 56 people including […]

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