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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 […]

29.08.2017

Training Camp with seminars in Bolivia

A Training Camp for the young talents of South America was organized by the South American Weightlifting Confederation and IWF. The Confederation applied for support within the framework of IWF Development Program and due to its successful application, they received financial support from the IWF. Young athletes and their coaches from South America participated the […]

28.08.2017

Anti-doping Seminar in Antananarivo, Madagascar

In cooperation with the Madagascar National Olympic Committee, the Madagascar Weightlifting Federation held an Anti-doping Seminar on 4-5th of August, 2017 in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The Experts representing the NOC were Nirina Willy Antoine RASAMOELA, Medical Commission Member and Radonirina Zafinjato RAKOTOMANGA, Secretary General of the Medical Commission and Coaching Director. The participants were retired athletes, athletes, including the National Team, Coaches, Club Officials, Doctors from National Leagues. Nirina Willy Antoine RASAMOELA […]

28.08.2017

Rio Olympian Toomey crowned fittest women in the world

Toomey placed 14th in the 59kg bodyweight category at the Rio 2016 Games and now won the 2017 CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin. Icelandic Annie Thorisdottir who competed at 2015 IWF World Championships in Houston finished third. Read the full article by the following link.  Source: Ásgeir Bjarnason, President of the Weightlifting Federation of Iceland

28.08.2017

29th SEA Games weightlifting competitions started

The 29th South East Asian (SEA) Games weightlifting competitions started today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 7 (INA, MAS, MYA, PHI, THA, TLS, VIE) out of the 11 SEA countries participate with athletes, including Olympic Games and IWF World Championships medallists. Men 56kg was easily won by the clear favourite, 2010 YOG Gold medallist, 2014 Junior […]

26.08.2017

IWF thanks Taipei 2017 SU organisers

“Through all 6 days of exciting competitions the Organising Committee of the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade did an excellent job, for which they deserve our highest recognition and gratitude,” – said Dr. Michael IRANI, IWF Executive Board Member, who also served as Doctor on Duty during the weightlifting competitions. “Us, Technical Officials, were treated with […]

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