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26.04.2016

Two-Time Olympic Champion Tommy Kono dies at 85

Tamio “Tommy” Kono, a two-time Olympic weightlifting champion who also coached the U.S. team at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games, passed away on Sunday in Honolulu due to complications from liver disease. He was 85. Born in Sacramento, California, on June 27, 1930, Kono and his family, which were of Japanese descent, were relocated to […]

26.04.2016

2016 IWF Junior World Championships Preliminary Entry Forms Deadline

The deadline for the Preliminary Entry Forms to the 2016 IWF Junior World Championships Tbilisi, GEO was 23rd April 2016. We invite all National Federations to send their Preliminary Entry Forms to the Georgian Weightlifting Federation (info@nullgeowf.ge) and to the IWF Secretariat (angelique.mottet@nulliwfnet.net) as soon as possible.

25.04.2016

UPDATES ON MELDONIUM

The IWF reports that samples of Ms. Hripsime Khurshudyan (ARM), Ms. Lyaysan Makhiyanova (RUS), Mr. Krzysztof Szramiak (POL) have returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for (S4.5.3 Hormone and metabolic modulators) meldonium. The IWF decided not to suspend the aforementioned Athletes provisionally. In any case where it is determined that the athletes did not commit an […]

25.04.2016
25.04.2016

Tokyo 2020 Unveils the Emblems of the 2020 Games

Inspired by Traditional Japanese Motif Tokyo, 25 April 2016 – Tokyo 2020 today unveiled the official emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, “Harmonized Chequered Emblems.” The design was highly acclaimed by the public and the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee for exemplifying Japan and the city of Tokyo, and for its representation of […]

16.04.2016

EWF Elections

The European Weightlifting Federation held its Electoral Congress before the European Championships in Forde, Norway. Please find the newly elected officials below. Congratulations to all! President Antonio URSO ITA General Secretary Hasan AKKUS TUR Treasurer Astrit HASANI KOS 1st Vice President Sergey SYRTSOV RUS Vice Presidents Jaan TALTS EST Tryggve DUUN NOR Emilio ESTARLIK ESP […]

14.04.2016

WADA Statement on Meldonium Notice

WADA issued Notice to Stakeholders regarding MELDONIUM The Notice provides clarification regarding its inclusion on the Prohibited List; existing excretion studies and those underway; and, the results management and adjudication process It reinforces the principle of strict liability for athletes under the World Anti-Doping Code; and, the assessment of fault under the Code that is the duty […]

12.04.2016

Successful Test Event concluded in Rio

The South American Championships provided the base of the Aquece Rio Test Event, with the participation of Germany, Thailand and the USA as well. Tested elements on Olympic level focused on the Field of Play and its operation, including ITOs, NTOs, Workforce, Sports Specific Volunteers; Technical and Information System (Results) and Sports Presentation. The competition […]

09.04.2016

IWF Anti-Doping Seminar in Forde

On the eve of the 2016 Olympic Qualification European Championships in Forde, Norway, a highly successful Anti-Doping Seminar was held in cooperation between the IWF and the European Federation. The lecturer, Dr. Éva Nyírfa, IWF Junior Legal Counsel spoke in front of a record audience of officials, coaches and other weightlifting experts of over 50 people […]

07.04.2016

President impressed by European Qualifyer’s preparations in Norway

IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján paid a visit today to the competition venue of the upcoming European Championships, Olympic Qualification Event in Forde, Norway and said that 3 days short of the start he was impressed by the advanced status of the preparations. “My friend, Stian Grimseth, whom I consider a role model for Norwegian and […]

06.04.2016

Technical Seminar for Rio 2016 NTOs

Just before ‘Aquece Rio’, weightlifting Test Event for Rio2016, the IWF Vice President and Chairman of the Technical Committee Sam Coffa had a full day lecture to approximately 10 Brazilian National Technical Officials. He covered widely Rules and responsibilities of each function (Referee, Jury, Technical Controller and Timekeeper etc.), weigh-in and incorrect movements. The seminar […]

06.04.2016

Celebrating 120 years of modern Olympic Games

Today marks the 120th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games which were staged in Athens in 1896. Only 14 countries participated in the original tournament and there were 9 sports (43 disciplines) including weightlifting. It was officially called the Games of the I Olympiad and took place in Athens’ Panathenaic Stadium. The most successful competitor […]

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