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12.09.2017

IWF Clean Sport Commission: Reforming and elevating standards

The International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) Clean Sport Commission met for the first time for a two days meeting in Frankfurt on Monday and Tuesday this week. IWF Director General, Attila Adamfi opened the meeting giving a comprehensive summary on the issues discussed by the Sport Programme Commission and drafted the leading lines suggested for future […]

11.09.2017

Olympic Solidarity course in Argentina

In August 2017 an Olympic Solidarity course took place in Corrientes, Argentina. The six days long course was destined to experienced coaches who are involved in the development of the country, especially to redesign the development of sport at the Under 15 and Under 17 age group. The course was organized by the Argentinean Weightlifting […]

10.09.2017
08.09.2017

Anti-Doping Technical visit in preparation for the 2017 IWF WWC

The International Weightlifting Federation delegation paid a visit to Colorado Springs for the first time ever. The visit marks a historical trip since there had never been any technical visits before dedicated only to Anti-Doping purposes. For these reasons, IWF’s visit to coordinate the Event Testing and Education with the United States Anti-Doping Agency is a […]

08.09.2017

Cikamatana tipped for Gold

Weightlifting sensation Eileen Cikamatana has a busy September as the 17 year old will be competing in two international competitions. The first competition is the Commonwealth Championship & Oceania Weightlifting Championships to be held in Gold Coast, Australia. Immediately after the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Cikaimatana is targeting to win […]

08.09.2017

Weightlifting, “the Fortius of the Olympic Games”

The International Weightlifting Federation’s (IWF) Sport Programme Commission met for the first time in Budapest on Monday and Tuesday this week.  IWF President, Dr. Tamas Ajan opened the meeting reminding that “Citius, Altius, Fortius is the motto of the Olympic Movement and underlining that weightlifting is the fortius of those Games, so the IWF must […]

05.09.2017

Membership of the IWF Clean Sport Commission confirmed

The International Weightlifting Federation is pleased to announce that the composition of the Clean Sport Commission which has been set up further to the IWF Executive Board’s decision of 14 June 2017 in Tokyo, JPN is now confirmed. The Commission is tasked to advise the Executive Board on further improvements of the IWF Anti-Doping Program […]

05.09.2017

Technical Official Seminar in Uruguay

This was the first time that an International Course for Technical Officials was organized in Montevideo, Uruguay. Due to the support received through the IWF Development Program the Weightlifting Federation of Uruguay could organize a three-day course for the Technical Officials from the country in August. Mr. Diego German Martinez from Colombia was invited as expert […]

04.09.2017

Apolonia Vaivai aims for Gold again at Commonwealth Championships

Double Commonwealth Championships Gold medallist Apolonia Vaivai will look to win another Gold medal when she competes at the Commonwealth Championships and Oceania Weightlifting Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. She is competing in the 69kg bodyweight category. Apolonia won Gold medals in the 75kg bodyweight category at the Commonwealth Championships in 2015 in Pune, India and […]

04.09.2017

Weightlifting and Boxing Interschool Championship in Tuanaimato, Samoa

Eight colleges competed against each other in the Weightlifting and Boxing Interschool Championship in Tuanaimato, Samoa last week. “After hard training with each college we are finally here to witness the students put in to action what they were trained for,” President of Samoa Weightlifting, Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork said. “We are working together with the […]

01.09.2017

Houston Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts

The George Brown Convention Center in Houston has not sustained significant damage and is reportedly well-stocked with supplies. The venue has a capacity of 5000 but reports suggest they plan to host up to 9000 people until the hurricane subsides. The Center is serving as the main emergency shelter, which hosted the 2015 World Weightlifting […]

31.08.2017

Weightlifter Matthias Steiner became a singer

Matthias Steiner can add “pop singer” to his long list of accomplishments as the Gold medal winning Olympic weightlifter dropped his first song in March from the Album “Zurückgeliebt” and now his latest pop song in August, 2017. The title translates to “loved back,” but given the lyrical content, “loved back to life” could be […]

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