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01.07.2011

Weightlifting Family mourns Wally Holland, OBE

While in Penang, at the Junior World Championships, the IWF Family received the sad news that Walter (Wally) Holland, one of the most prominent IWF and EWF officials died in Oxford, Great Britain. After serving as Assistant Secretary of the IWF, from 1976 to 1984 he was Executive Member, 1984-1988 Vice President of the IWF. […]

01.07.2011

Comments on the modified IWF Technical Rules

Since the modified rule changes were published on our website, the IWF has received many comments from all over the world. Here are some examples: „My sincere THANKS to the Executive Council and Members of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for allowing women of all faiths to compete while wearing modest attire that will ensure […]

30.06.2011

IWF Congress in Penang

On 29th June 2011, the IWF Congress took place in Penang, Malaysia, at the Equatorial Hotel. The Congress was chaired by IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan and Ms. Lydia Ong Kok Fooi, Penang’s Minister of Sport was also in attendance among the dignitaries. Delegates from 60 countries were present. During the IWF Congress, the Reports of […]

29.06.2011

MEDIA RELEASE in regard to weightlifting competition costumes

INTERNATIONAL WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION CREATES MORE INCLUSIVE SPORT ENVIRONMENT  (Penang, MAS) The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) demonstrated its progressive strength today during the Junior World Championships by presenting alternatives to its traditional competition costumes.  The newly approved competition costume modification promotes and enables a more inclusive sport environment and breaks down barriers to participation.     The […]

28.06.2011

Executive Board Meeting in Penang

After the Committee Meetings, the IWF Executive Board held its scheduled Meeting in Penang, Malaysia at the Hotel Equatorial. Among other items, the Executive Board accepted the affiliation of 2 new countries: Botswana and Curacao. The Executive Board will propose them for ratification as new members of the IWF to the Congress to be held […]

28.06.2011

IWF Committee Meetings in Penang, Malaysia

  The 3 IWF Committees held their meeting yesterday in Penang, Malaysia right before the Junior World Championships starting on 30th June. Technical Committee Among several items of the Technical Committee’s agenda, a short study on the introduction minimum standards for weightlifting was discussed. The Technical Committee gave an update of: the weightlifting clothing the […]

22.06.2011

Whereabouts and Membership Fee Reminder

Every IWF NF shall submit their national team athletes’ whereabouts through the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS). Countries not submitting whereabouts info on ADAMS will not be allowed to participate in the upcoming Junior World Championships Penang, Malaysia. According to the IWF Constitution, the Annual Membership Fee of the IWF was due by the […]

21.06.2011

Course for coaches in Puerto Rico

During the last week of May, 2011, Dr. Kyle Pierce, Member of the IWF Coaching & Research Committee, offered a two day course for coaches in Puerto Rico. More than 30 weightlifting coaches along with physical education teachers in charge of the weightlifting program in the Island, enjoyed the talks based on the recent publication […]

21.06.2011

New General Secretary for the Hungarian Weightlifting Federation

Ms. Mária Takács became the new General Secretary of the Hungarian Weightlifting Federation. She was appointed on 28 May 2011. She entered the IWF Weightlifting Hall of Fame in 2006 to “eternity” by being one of weightlifting’s most successful female lifters. Having participated in 12 women’s World Championships, she captured 33 out of the maximum […]

16.06.2011

JWC Final Entries published!

The Final Entries for the 2011 Junior World Championships to be held in Penang, Malaysia are now published on our website. You can find the Entry List by bodyweight categories on the front page or by the following link. We expect all Head Coaches and/or Team Leaders to participate in the verification of the Final […]

16.06.2011

Cooperation and Unity – Motto of the WFA EB Meeting

The Weightlifting Federation of Africa held its Executive Board meeting in Nairobi, Kenya on 10 June 2011. Dr. Kipchoge Keino, IOC Member and President of the Kenyan Olympic Committee (KOC), remarkable and admired Olympic hero participated in meeting of high importance attended also by Dr. Tamás Aján, IWF President. Several topics were discussed and the […]

15.06.2011

Get involved in the London 2012 Olympic Games

London 2012 is seeking to recruit Managers, Coordinators, Team Leaders and Officers etc. If you want to get involved in the London 2012 Olympic movement, LOCOG gives you the opportunity with several job positions. Those interested in working for The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) can apply online by […]

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