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01.02.2018

Updated TO Examination

The IWF Technical Committee has updated the IWF Technical Officials’ Examination documents following the modification of the IWF TCRR effective since 1 January 2018. The documents can be found under the following links as well as in the Download Center. IWF Technical Officials’ Examination 2018 – Questions IWF Technical Officials’ Examination 2018 – Answers

31.01.2018

IWF Development Program Donations

In the framework of the 2017 IWF Development Program, besides the numerous seminars organized, the IWF also donated equipment to several countries. The Member Federations applied for support last year and received brand new equipment including barbell sets or weightlifting costume, shoes, belts. The IWF could support among others Aruba, Germany, Nepal, Poland and Slovenia […]

30.01.2018

Training Course in Barbados

Barbados Amateur Weightlifting Association hosted its first ever training course for technical officials with the funds of IWF. Instructed by Ms. Gabriella Mathe, 17 participants were formally introduced to the technical rules and regulations governing Olympic weightlifting as long with the roles and responsibilities of the officials. In addition, due to the support of Olympic […]

29.01.2018

Beijing 2008 Results Corrected for Chinese Taipei Weightlifters

On January 25, the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee held an Olympic Medals Ceremony to celebrate the corrections for two medalists at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games – Ms. Chen Wei-ling and Ms. Lu Ying-chi. Both athletes were awarded bronze medals in Beijing, but were upgraded at the end of 2017 following the several disqualifications for […]

23.01.2018

IWF sanction against Ilya Ilyin maximum allowed under World Anti-Doping Code

The Hearing Panel of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) concluded disciplinary proceedings against Ilya Ilyin and applied the greatest possible sanction against the athlete that is permitted (two years of ineligibility) under the World Anti-Doping Code. Although the Athlete committed Anti-Doping Rule Violations both at the Beijing and the London Olympic Games, IWF had no […]

22.01.2018

Lydia Valentín Finally Receives Her Olympic Silver Medal

This Tuesday, 16th January, has brought one of the most anticipated moments for Spanish weightlifting and, above all, for Lydia Valentín. Marisol Casado, member of the International Olympic Committee, has presented Lydia with the silver medal from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing at the Spanish Olympic Committee headquarters. In addition, the Vice President of the […]

18.01.2018
17.01.2018
17.01.2018

Remembering Mario Martinez

Three-time Olympian and 1984 Olympic silver medalist Mario Martinez died Sunday at the age of 60, according to his longtime coach Jim Schmitz. Born July 6, 1957 in Salinas, California, Martinez was first exposed to the sport Olympic Weightlifting in 1972 at a meet Schmitz hosted in San Francisco. There, members of the 1972 Olympic […]

15.01.2018

Sarah Robles Wins Best of Team USA December Honors

JAN. 10, 2018, 12:08 P.M. (ET) The United States Olympic Committee Wednesday named Sarah Robles the winner of the Best of Team USA December. Robles swept gold and went 6-for-6, securing Team USA Women’s first World Championship since 1994. Read the USOC’s press release below. Congrats, Sarah and THANK YOU for your votes! Congrats to […]

08.01.2018

Days of glory for Chilean weightlifting

Following the Gold medals of María Fernanda Valdez and Arley Mendez at the World Championships at Anaheim, weightlifting became the most mentioned word in Chile. This unusual result was celebrated all over media, including newspaper front pages and highlighted news in TV. Both athletes received the most important sport awards in the country: The Best […]

08.01.2018

Education Seminar in Mexico

Continuing the educational seminars in South America, the Mexican Weightlifting Federation organized a course about weightlifting training technique, psychology within the training and competition, changes in the rules and anti-doping. The course aimed to give additional knowledge to coaches and technical officials of the country. The fight against doping has been strongly emphasized, especially revealing […]

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