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17.06.2016

The Pan-American Championships concluded the qualification for Rio 2016

The annual meeting of the Pan-American lifters was held in one of the nicest city of Colombia, Cartagena. 218 athletes from 23 countries fought for the remaining (7 Men and 4 Women) quota places available for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The Pan-American Weightlifting Federation held its Executive Board meeting and Congress prior to the […]

15.06.2016

PUBLIC DISCLOSURES

The IWF reports that as a consequence of the IOC’s reanalyses of samples from the 2012 London Olympic Games, the samples of the following Athletes have returned Adverse Analytical Findings: AUKHADOV, Apti (RUS) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Drostanolone (S1.1 Anabolic agents) KOSTOVA, Boyanka (AZE) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, Stanozolol (S1.1 Anabolic agents) PODOBEDOVA, Svetlana (KAZ) – Stanozolol (S1.1 Anabolic […]

15.06.2016

Eric Rosario passed away

Eric Rosario passed away on Saturday, 11th June, after a very brave fight against cancer. His knowledge on the sport of weightlifting was second to none. His communication abilities with the young and more seniors were exceptional. He was involved with the sport of weightlifting firstly as a competitor in India, then in Australia, as […]

10.06.2016

Technical Visit in Rio

Weightlifting Technical Delegate for Rio 2016, Mr. Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General and Ms. Lilla Rozgonyi, Communication and Marketing Director and Ms. Timea Horvath Development and Education Manager conducted Technical Visits before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The city of Rio de Janeiro is still similar to a big construction however the infrastructural improvements became […]

10.06.2016

IWF Anti-Doping and Methodology of Training Science Seminars in Tehran

On the occasion of the IWF Grand Prix – 1st International Fajr Cup held in Tehran, Iran from 30th May to 2nd June, the IWF delivered an Anti-Doping Seminar and a Methodology of Training Science Seminar aiming to tackle the most recent actualities in both fields and raising awareness to all possible problems they might […]

06.06.2016

IWF statement on the reanalyzes

The IWF has been notified by the IOC regarding presumed Adverse Analytical Findings and Adverse Analytical Findings that resulted from the retesting of the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games samples that also involves medal winners. The IWF closely cooperated with the IOC in the overall retesting procedure. As for Beijing, the results are qualified […]

06.06.2016

Olympic Channel reaches landmark agreements with International Sports Federations

Significant progress made with 2016 launch date to be confirmed in coming weeks Olympic Channel Services (OCS) today announced that it has to date reached cooperation agreements with 27 International Sports Federations (IFs) to collaborate on content for the Olympic Channel, marking another significant step on progress toward launch. IOC President Thomas Bach, who recently […]

03.06.2016
01.06.2016

New World Records set at the IWF Grand Prix Fajr Cup

The IWF Grand Prix – 1st International Fajr Cup, Qualification Event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is held currently in Tehran, the capital city of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The competition organized by the IRI Weightlifting Federation is hosted by the Azadi Sport Complex. Athletes are competing from 31 May until 2 June in […]

31.05.2016

Health Advice relevant to the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in Brazil

IOC Medical and Scientific Department Health Advice relevant to the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in Brazil (adapted from WHO advice) Vaccine preventable diseases A medical consultation should be scheduled at least 4–8 weeks before departure in order to allow sufficient time for optimal immunization schedules to be completed and effective for both, routine vaccines and […]

28.05.2016

Oceania event concluded in Fiji

The successful event included seminars and meetings beside the competitions of the Oceania Championships – also serving as Continental Qualification Event for 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The activities in Suva, capital of Fiji started with the OWF Technical Seminar on 22 – 23 May, funded by the IWF. Described as the best ever Technical Seminar, […]

23.05.2016

Exciting competitions for the African quota places in Cameroon

The African Championships, Qualification Event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games concluded last week in the capital of Cameroon, Yaoundé. Around 100 lifters from 13 countries competed for the 5 Men and 4 Women quota places available. Here is an update on the countries who secured 1 quota place for Rio at the African Championships: […]

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