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13.05.2016

5 cities bidding for the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships

The International Weightlifting Federation has received the Candidature of five Candidate cities bidding to host the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships. According to the procedure the list of cities that announced their intent is as follows: Minsk, BLR Eilat, ISR Pyongyang, PRK Anaheim, USA Tashkent, UZB The Hosting Right of the 2018 IWF Junior World […]

13.05.2016
02.05.2016

Continental Qualification current standing

As the European and Asian Championships also Qualification events for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games concluded recently, here is an update on the countries that earned quota: Europe: Men TUR ITA CZE HUN GBR FIN SVK Women GBR ITA FRA POL GER ESP Asia: Men JPN IRQ MAS KGZ SYR IND TKM Women VIE UZB […]

02.05.2016

New Youth World Record!

LOPEZ LOPEZ Yeison (COL) set 2 Youth World Records in the Clean and Jerk in the Men’s 77kg bodyweight category with 186kg and in the Total with 334kg at the Pan-American Junior Championships in San Salvador, ESA. 3 athletes also set Pan American Youth Records. Check out the results here.

27.04.2016

IWF Anti-Doping Seminar in Tashkent

Under the framework of the IWF Development Program an IWF Anti-Doping Seminar was held in cooperation with the Asian Weightlifting Federation on the occasion of the Asian Continental Qualification Event in Tashkent. The Seminar was a great success, with more than 90 participants from 30 Asian Member Federations. The Anti-Doping Education is one of the […]

27.04.2016

Pyrros Dimas lights the Olympic Flame in Athens

Three times Οlympic Gold Medallist Pyrros Dimas accompanied by his children lit the cauldron with the Olympic Flame in front of Parthenon temple atop of the Acropolis Hill in Athens on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. After traveling Greece for six days, the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch arrived on Tuesday at the Acropolis in Athens. The […]

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 […]

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