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05.02.2015

2015 IWF YWC Preliminary Entry Forms Deadline

The deadline for the Preliminary Entry Forms to the 2015 IWF Youth World Championships Lima, Peru is 9th February 2015. We invite all National Federations to send their Preliminary Entry Forms to the Peruvian Weightlifting Federation (youth2015@nullcoperu.org) and to the IWF Secretariat (eva.moska@nulliwfnet.net) before February 9th.

04.02.2015

2015 IWF World Championships logo unveiled

The Houston Local Organizing Committee for the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships and Congress Meetings, in partnership with the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority, are proud to announce the return of World Weightlifting to the United States after a 40-year absence with the unveiling of the Houston, Texas USA event logo. “We wanted to make […]

04.02.2015
03.02.2015

Malta Weightlifting Federation Elections

On January 23rd, the Malta Weightlifting Association (MWA) organized its Annual General Meeting at which Jesmond Caruana has once again been confirmed as President of the Association with no other contestants for this position. The new leadership of the Federation is as follows: J. Caruana President J. Vassallo General Secretary R. Borg Treasurer M. Pisani […]

02.02.2015

WADA Testing in weightlifting

In accordance with the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Code the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is authorized to collect samples from athletes in the sport of weightlifting as a result of co-operation with the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). All doping controls will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the IWF Anti-Doping Policy and […]

28.01.2015

Updated Technical documents

According to the amended IWF TCRR effective from 1 January 2015 the IWF Technical Official Examination Questions and Answers were updated. The IWF Technical Committee approved a set of guidelines/presentations produced by Ms. Reiko Chinen that is very useful for Technical Officials and also a practical tool for TOs education/seminars. The updated documents can be […]

23.01.2015

Updated TCRR published

Following the discussions and decisions of the Technical Committee and the Executive Board in 2014, the IWF Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations has been amended. Please find the new document on our website, with special regard to the following amended section: 4.1.2, 4.7.1, 5.1.1, 7.2.3, 8.6, Regulation to 3.3.3, Regulation to 5.1, Regulation to 5.2 […]

21.01.2015
19.01.2015

Meeting of the IWF Anti-Doping Commission

The official meeting of the IWF Anti-Doping Commission was held on 15 January 2015 in Lausanne in presence of Dr. Patrick Schamasch- Chairman, Dr. Michael Petrou – member of the ADC, Dr. Magdolna Trombitas – Legal counsel and Mrs Melody Exhenry – Administrative assistant. The members defined the strategy and set up the goals for […]

19.01.2015

Britain’s weightlifting hero Louis Martin passed away

The Weightlifting Family was very saddened to learn about Louis Martin passing away. Martin, Olympic silver and bronze medallist and 4 times world champion, was undoubtedly the biggest personality in British Weightlifting and an iconic figure of the sport overall. Our most heartfelt condolences to his family and to British Weightlifting.

08.01.2015

AWF Education Seminar in Doha

Under the framework of the IWF Development Program, the Asian Weightlifting Federation held an education seminar for the participants of the Asian Arab Youth-Junior Championships in Doha. More than 60 representatives from member federations in the lectures given by Dr. Patrick Schamasch, IWF Anti-Doping Commission Chairman and Reiko Kato Chinen, AWF Technical Committee Chairperson. Dr. […]

07.01.2015

AWF Electoral Congress – Friendship and unity

The Asian Weightlifting Federation held its Electoral Congress Today in Doha Qatar. During the Congress, the following officials were elected: President: Mohamed Yousef Al-Mana (QAT) by acclamation General Secretary: Mohammed Jaloud (IRQ) by acclamation 1st Vice President: Mrs. Boosaba Yodbangtoey (THA) Vice Presidents: Makhmudov Shakhrillo (UZB), Qian Guangjian (CHN), Al Jishi Salman (KSA), Choi Sung-Yong […]

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