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20.03.2017

President of Ghana Weightlifting Federation heads Ghana Olympic Committee

President of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF), Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah, has been elected President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) at an elective congress held in Accra on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Mr. Nunoo Mensah was earlier this month elected onto the Executive Board of the Weightlifting Federation of Africa (WFA), in Algiers, Algeria. […]

17.03.2017

IOC launches bold initiative on gender equality

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today approved a major review project regarding gender equality in the Olympic Movement. With the help of its partners, the Summer and Winter International Sports Federations (IFs) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the IOC is undertaking a comprehensive review of the current state of gender equality in the […]

16.03.2017
16.03.2017

Wolfgang Peter turned 90!

IWF Honorary Life Vice President Wolfgang PETER (GER) just turned 90 years old! Mr. Peter was first elected to the IWF Executive Board in 1976 and served for 20 years including being 1st Vice President and President of the Medical Committee. In 1994 he became a Member of the Weightlifting Hall of Fame. The IWF […]

13.03.2017

David Rigert turned 70

Sunday was a special for David Rigert as he turned 70. The Russian-German, born in the land of Kazahstan started his weightlifting career in 1966 following the coaching technic of Arkady Vorobyov. In 1969, he got the chance to meet the famous athlete – who later turned to be coach – Michael Rudolf Plukfelder, who helped […]

10.03.2017

EWF Coaches Scientific Conference

The European Weightlifting Federation with the cooperation of Weightlifting Federation of Slovakia organized a Coaches Scientific Conference supported by International Weightlifting Federation. The first day started with the opening speeches of Dr. Antonio Urso EWF President, Mr. Richard Rasi Mayor of Kosice, Mr. Anton Siekel President of Slovak Olympic Committee, Mr. Attila Adamfi IWF Director […]

10.03.2017
09.03.2017

16 “Wonder Women” named in the Philippines

This International Women’s Month, several organizations honored some women from the Philippines who excel in showbiz, art, sports, science, business, and other previously male-dominated fields. On March 8, International Women’s Day, multinational agency J. Walter Thompson gathered the following women leaders to empower the next generation of Filipinas: Hidilyn Diaz, Armie Jarin-Bennett, Pia Cayetano and […]

09.03.2017

Thailand’s Sport Awards 2016

The SIAMSPORT Awards 2016 was held in Bangkok, THA on 6 March 2017 and gave recognition to outstanding athletes in Thailand. The ceremony takes place annually – this year for the eleventh time. Thailand’s Sport Awards 2016 is the most popular press event in Thailand rewarding major sport personalities. Best Female Athlete of the Year: Sukanya SRISURAT […]

09.03.2017

Second IF Women in Leadership Forum concluded in Lausanne

OVER 65 REPRESENTATIVES FROM NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FEDERATIONS (IFS), NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEES (NOCS) AND EXPERTS WERE PRESENT AT THE SECOND IF WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP FORUM IN LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND. ON THE AGENDA: WOMEN LEADING IN SPORT. Following a successful inaugural edition last year, the three-day Forum jointly organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the […]

07.03.2017

IWF delegation met the Minister of Youth and Sports of Algeria

The IWF delegation attending the Weightlifting Federation of Africa (WFA) Elections led by Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President met Mr. El Hadi Ould Al, Algeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports together with Khaled Mhalhel, re-elected WFA President and Abdelaziz Brahimi, President of the Algerian Weightlifting Federation and newly elected WFA Vice President. The parties discussed […]

03.03.2017

The Albanian Delegation met IWF President

Mr. Elez Gjoza President of the Albanian Weightlifting Federation, Mr. Agron Haxhihyseni General Secretary and Mr. Gudar Beqiraj Honorary President paid a visit to Budapest in order to meet Dr. Tamas Ajan IWF President. Albania will host the European Junior Championships in October 2017 and several weightlifting related topics were raised during the discussion.

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