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26.01.2017

Development Program 2016 Donations

In the framework of the IWF Development Program 2016, equipment was donated 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 is glad that equipment is used already in Austria, Guyana, Italy and Jordan with great enthusiasm.

26.01.2017

IRIWF President meeting with IWF President

Mr. Ali Moradi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Weightlifting Federation paid a visit to Budapest in order to have discussion with Dr. Tamas Ajan, President. Topics such as the development of Women Weightlifting in Iran and National level organization plans were addressed. The IWF received the latest up-to-date information regarding the 2nd International […]

25.01.2017

All Indonesia Weightlifting Association awards free houses to 2016 Rio Olympic silver medallists

Indonesia’s two Olympic silver medal-winning weightlifters from 2016 Rio Olympic Games have been awarded free houses by their national governing body. The Indonesian Weightlifting Federation promised the gesture to Eko Yuli Irawan and Sri Wahyuni Agustiani, runners-up in the respective men’s 62 kilograms and women’s 48kg categories, during a two-day meeting in South Jakarta. “This […]

23.01.2017

Happy Birthday to Naim Süleymanoglu!

One of the biggest characters in weightlifting Naim Süleymanoglu turned 50 today! His nickname “Pocket Hercules” doesn’t come from his giant stature but from his giant power and magnificent technic. He was born in Bulgaria, but he achieved his biggest accomplishments under the Turkish flag from 1986 – 2000. He was World Champion in 1985 […]

23.01.2017

Update on Reanalysis

The Disciplinary Commission of the International Olympic Committee has recently issued decisions in the reanalysis cases of the following athletes: Beijing 2008 CHEN, Xiexia (CHN) 48 kg CAO, Lei (CHN) 75 kg LIU, Chun Hong (CHN) 69 kg London 2012 SIMSEK, Sibel (TUR) 63 kg VARDANYAN, Norik (ARM) 94 kg ZAIROV, Intigam (AZE) 94 kg […]

20.01.2017

Dr. Kyle Pierce voted Ghana’s Sports Coach of the Year

Weightlifting Ghana’s 2016 calendar ended on an extremely good note with its Head Coach Dr Kyle Pierce being voted by Ghanaian sports fans as the “Coach of the Year” and GWF sweeping most of the sports excellence awards in Ghana’s two most prestigious sports excellence awarding institutions; the Ghana Sports Fans Awards and the Sports […]

19.01.2017

Additional women category discussed with the IOC

The IOC recently launched the coordination process regarding the sports program for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General had discussion at the IOC Headquarter with Sports Director Kit McConnell to coordinate the inclusion of the eighth women’s bodyweight category. During the meeting, women’s weightlifting long and rich history was presented together with […]

19.01.2017

South American Weightlifting Confederation Magazine Launched

South American Weightlifting Confederation launched its first magazine! The region is in the center of the international weightlifting community having organized important events like the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the Buenos Aires 2018 YOG, the 2018 IWF World Championships and the 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima, Peru. José Quiñones, President of  the South-American Weightlifting Confederation, […]

19.01.2017
18.01.2017

OWF Annual Report 2016

Check out the OWF Annual Report for the year 2016. It includes the various successful initiatives carried out in the Oceania region as well as highlights on athletes. Full report here.

18.01.2017

Olympic Solidarity Rio scholarship programme

The International Olympic Committee through Olympic Solidarity, constantly seeks to encourage the practice of sport and athletes throughout the world by offering the National Olympic Committee a large number of programmes that cover the different development stages in an athlete’s career, from its beginning in the junior ranks up to the highest sphere of elite […]

17.01.2017

Mauritius Elections

The Mauritius Amateur Weightlifters’ & Powerlifters’ Association Elections were held on Friday 13th January 2016 for the period of 2017 – 2020. President: Mr. Bhollah Poorun Vice President: Mr. Boolkah Iswar General Secretary: Mr. Monien Magarajen Ass. General Secretary: Ms. Gopaloodoo Sheila Treasurer: Mr. Doolaul Richard Ass. Treasurer: Mr. Ramnath Mohit The members have unanimously re-elected Mr. […]

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