The Iranian athlete Behdad Salimikordasiabi has been named the Best Male Lifter of 2010, while the Best Female Lifter of 2010 became Svetlana Podobedova from Kazakhstan. They earned significant number of votes and received the “Jenő Boskovics Lifter of the Year Trophy” from IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján and the World Weightlifting Magazine’s Editor in […]
Applications for London 2012 Olympic Games tickets are open. You can apply for tickets any time before 11.59pm on 26 April 2011. There is no advantage to submitting your application on the first day or the last day. Applications for Paralympic Games tickets will be open in September 2011 and will follow a similar sales […]
On the first day of the IWF World Anti-Doping Conference, Yunus Akgün Turkish Minister of Sport addressed a welcome speech to all participants. A high and rich program was presented in 4 sessions. 10 valuable and interesting lectures were heard. Dr. Tamás Aján, IWF President cast a historic perspective on the Anti-Doping activities in International […]
The IWF World Anti-Doping Conference has been officially opened by Dr. Tamás Aján, IWF President and Dr. Hasan Akkus, President of the Turkish Weightlifting Federation. More than 150 participants from 92 countries participate in this significant event. “In the IWF’s 34 years of unrelenting and intensive fight against doping, this World Conference is an extremely […]
The IWF Executive Board Members interrupted their meeting to join a press conference organised by the Turkish Weightlifting Federation. The friendly meeting was highlighted by the presence of Halil Mutlu and Naim Suleimanoglu, both 3 times Olympic Champions. Addressing the Turkish media, IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján thanked the Turkish Weightlifting Federation and its President […]
The IWF Executive Board started its 2 days meeting on 15 March in Istanbul, Turkey. On the Agenda among many important topics, the following topics were discussed: working plan of the Committees, the Anti-Doping status of the IWF, the upcoming World Championships, IWF Development Program 2011.
In the framework of the IWF Development Program, a coaching and referees course was held in Mauritius on 22-28 Feb 2011, previous to the preparation period for the Indian Islands Ocean Games. Coaches and referees from the following countries participated at the course: Mauritius : 7 ParticipantsSeychelles : 3 ParticipantsMadagascar : 2 ParticipantsComoros Islands: 1 […]
The AWF Congress in Tashkent continued on 10 March 2011 with the elections.Mr. Mohamed Yousef Al Mana (QAT) was elected President of the Asian Weightlifting Federation by acclamation, after the withdrawal of all the other candidates. Ali Moradi (IRI) was elected General Secretary with 31 votes against Tom Liaw (SIN) and after the withdrawal of […]
The AWF Electoral Congress has taken place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Congress started with reports and the modification of the AWF Constitution. The sessions were highlighted by the presence of the President of the Uzbekistan Olympic Committee. Malik Babaev, and IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján.
Mr. Sam Coffa, IWF Vice President and President of the Australian Commonwealth Games Association attended the General Assembly of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization held in Boca del Río, Veracruz. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Bid team made a presentation to the assembly and spoke to delegates about the strength and commitment […]