The first ?official? VIP to visit the new IWF office at 1-3 Istvánmezei út was at the same time the highest-ranked in the World of Sports. Dr. Jacques Rogge, the President of the International Olympic Committee and his wife Anne paid a visit on 30 September 2005, where they were welcomed by the IWF President […]
We are happy to report that we have renewed the www.iwf.net website – both in its look and its contents. Its pages are gradually changed with the most important ones already completed. The website has a new structure and a more flexible, more direct and up to date management to allow for faster information and […]
After 22 years in the city centre, the IWF headquarters have moved in a new location. The „House of Hungarian Sports” is now the home of the brand-new IWF offices, offering more rooms, better technology and modern facilities to help the work . The new address of the IWF President and the IWF Secretariat is […]
As written on its banner and true to its determination to fight doping, the IWF refuses to tolerate any attempts at cheating or actions that ruin the integrity and the prestige of the sport of weightlifting – regardless of the identity of individuals or organisations involved. Owing to a series of breeches against the WADA […]
Paul Coffa, the Oceania Weightlifting Federation General Secretary and coach of the Oceania Weightlifting Institute in Sigatoka, Fiji, on Tuesday, 20th September, lost his red sports car to one of his young weightlifters, 21 year old Yukio Peter from Nauru. Coffa promised Yukio on his 21st birthday on January 29th this year, that the moment […]
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 […]