The Competition Timetable and the schedule of IWF meetings and congresses has now been finalized. Please observe deadlines!Together with Entry Forms or Media Accreditation Forms you are requested to forward a copy of your passport to the Organising Committee to obtain entry visa to Qatar.
National Federations may propose Technical Officials to the 2005 Centenary World Championships, Doha, Qatar. Maximum of 2 candidates, who must be international Category 1 referees with valid licence for 2005-2008, or qualified for doctor on duty. Women candidates encouraged. Candidates from countries with participating athletes preferred. Deadline: 9 September 2005.
- Competition days: 9-17 November – IWF Annual Congress: 8 November – Committees’ meetings: to be appointed till 15 September(provisional dates: 6 November – TC, MC, SRC meetings7 November – Executive Board meetingor the meetings will be held during theWorld Championships)The final dates of the meetings will be adjusted to the East Asian Games (Macao) […]
Good news: In Singapore, at the IOC Session, the Members of the International Olympic Committee voted confidence to the sport of weightlifting to remain on the program of the Olympic Games in 2012, which will be held in London. This must be considered as a big success for our sport, when some others lost their […]
A new record number of 128 athletes (87 men from 25 countries and 41 women from 18 nations) took part in the 8th edition of the World Championships for University and College Students (officially called “Weightlifting University World Cup” held in Villeneuve-Loubet, France. Olympic and world champions from China and Turkey highlighted the event which […]
In order to increase the popularity of weightlifting worldwide, the International Weightlifting Federation announces the IWF Media Scholarship Program 2005. Who can be a candidate to the Scholarship? Any journalist under the age of 35 years working in the writing press (daily or weekly papers, news agencies, Internet) with a great interest in weightlifting and […]
Korea?s second-largest city, Busan was the host of the 11th Women?s and 31st Men?s Junior World Championships in May 2005.Since the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, this was the first world-wide rendezvous in the sport of weightlifting held in Korea. The standard of the organisation was worthy of the best Korean traditions and matching the top […]
Following the guidelines of the IOC and its own policy to involve the athletes into its concepts and decision-making processes, the IWF has renewed and reinforced the IWF Athletes’ Commission as follows: Chairman: Pyrros DIMAS (GRE)Members:Stefan BOTEV (BUL)Maria CHRISTOFORIDI (GRE)Mária TAKÁCS (HUN)Marc HUSTER (GER)Marcus STEPHEN (NRU) Chairman Pyrros Dimas (3-times Olympic Champion) is representing the […]
The junior athletes taking part in the first competition of the Busan Junior World Championships, the 56kg category very well exploited the possibilities provided by the new 1-kilo rule in force since 1st May 2005. At what was the first major test of the new choice for the weight of the barbell, the participants quickly […]
Prior to the start of the Junior World Championships in Busan, Korea, the Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation met and took several important decisions. Among those, it appointed the Chairmen of the IWF Committees:Chairman of the IWF Technical Committee: Sam COFFA, AUS, the 1st Vice President of the IWF,Chairman of the IWF Medical […]
The second hundred years of the IWF will begin with a historic change in the sport of weightlifting. The progression of the weight of the barbell by 2.5-kg increments in competition, and by 0.5-kg increments for the records will be replaced by the new and universal standard of 1-kilo multiples, starting with 1st May 2005. […]