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16.04.2018
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14.04.2018

Rafael Pacho González passed away

The Weightlifting Family is devastated to announce the sudden death of the General Secretary of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation, Dr. Rafael Pacho González, known as “Pacho” by the Pan Americans. He was the former President of the Cuban Weightlifting Federation and currently lived in Costa Rica where he was contributing to the development of weightlifting. […]

12.04.2018

Singapore Coaching Course

Singapore Weightlifting Federation organised the IWF Coaching Course, supported by the IWF. The program was organised with the collaboration of the South East Asian Weightlifting Federation (SEAWF) whereby 2 coaches from each SEA National Weightlifting Federation were invited. A total of 10 coaches from SEAWF Member Federations and 18 local club coaches from Singapore attended […]

11.04.2018

“Feel the future” – Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires – April 9. The Organising Committee for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games announced on Monday the slogan for the biggest multisport and cultural celebration in Argentina’s history: “Feel the future”. The slogan (“Viví el futuro” in Spanish, “Respire le futur” in French), together with its manifesto, highlights the hope that the […]

10.04.2018

Champ Camp, a weightlifting initiative in Jordan

On International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, we’re highlighting an amazing project, by Waleed Abu Nada, a young change-maker from Jordan, who is working with an Olympic weightlifter to help build inclusion in one of the world’s largest Palestinian refugee camps. Here Waleed tells his story. Background and Inspiration I managed to launch […]

09.04.2018

Gold Coast 2018, Press clippings

Selection of articles regarding the Commonwealth Games 2018, from all around the world. Weightlifting Wrap: Maude Charron golden in record-breaking performance http://www.cbc.ca Incredible day for Gareth Evans, celebration with Ray Williams https://www.facebook.com Boon’s record-breaking day http://www.olympic.org.nz Transgender Weightlifter Out After Gruesome Elbow Injury http://midco.net All you need to know about Deepak Lather, India’s 18-year-old weightlifting […]

06.04.2018

Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kurlovich suddenly passed away

Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kurlovich suddenly passed away on the 6th of April, Friday in Grodno where he was born. He had outstanding results in weightlifting and reached success in Sports Diplomacy as well. Two times Olympic Champion (1988 and 1992) four times World Champion (1987,1989,1991,1994), two times European Champion (1989,1990) and World Record holder twelve times, he was […]

06.04.2018

Ireland Weightlifting Club Coach Course

In March, Weightlifting Ireland hosted a Club Coach Course with the assistance of the IWF in Dublin, Ireland. This is the third year that this program is in operation with 15 additional coaches working within the IWF coaching framework in Ireland.  All coaches found this course of great benefit and welcomed the opportunity to revisit […]

05.04.2018

Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation Electoral Congress

The Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation Electoral Congress was held on the 4th of April at Gold Coast 2018. 38 voting countries took part in the election of the CWF. The IWF was represented by Tamas Ajan, President and Mohammad Jalood, General Secretary. Dato Poh Eng Ong, President and Paul Coffa, General Secretary were reelected, respectively, for another term. […]

05.04.2018

XXI Commonwealth Games began; here’s how to watch online!

After a colourful Opening Ceremony, Prince Charles declared the XXI Commonwealth Games open. The competition takes place at the Gold Coast, Australia, between 4-15 April. The ceremony was almost washed away by heavy rain, but the mood has been lifted once David Katoatau – famous for his victory dances – carried the Kiribati flag without […]

04.04.2018

IF Gender Equality Forum concluded in Lausanne

IF Gender Equality Forum jointly organised by the IOC and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), the IF Gender Equality in Leadership Forum (27-28 March) addressed the bold recommendations of the IOC Gender Equality Review Project launched by the IOC on International Women’s Day (8 March), gender-balanced representation in sports governing bodies and […]

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