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03.11.2014

THE 2014 OTIP Program – Discovering talent!

The Oceania Talent Identification Program (OTIP), implemented by the OWF three years ago to identify talented students throughout the schools of the Oceania region, and in particular the Pacific Island nations was a great success in 2014. Financial support is provided by the IWF in the framework of the Development Program’s contribution for Continental Federations. […]

03.11.2014

69th National Sports Festival 2014 in Nagasaki

On the occasion of the 69th National Sports Festival 2014 in Nagasaki, Japan Weightlifting Association was bestowed the honor of the visit of Hisako, Princess Takamado who made a wonderful speech at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires for Tokyo2020 Olympic and Paralympic Bid. Princess enjoyed watching the exciting competition of Category 85kg high […]

01.11.2014

Technical Visit for Rio 2016

Weightlifting Technical Delegate for Rio 2016, Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General proceeded to a Technical Visit to make sure all infrastructures and sport specific requirements will be implemented on time for the next Olympic Games. One of the biggest issue is the very limited number of accommodation, however, Attila Adamfi was assured that all sites […]

01.11.2014

Monique Maurice Hall inaugurated

Monique Maurice (1956-2006) was in international Technical Official, the spouse of Jean-Paul Bulgaridhes, former President of the French Weightlifting Federation and IWF Executive Board Member. Her charisma, her dynamism left no-one indifferent. An active weightlifter herself, Monique Maurice became Masters World Champion in 1996 and 2000 and won the 1998 World Masters Games. With her […]

29.10.2014

Australian weightlifter Kirsten Wu passed away

It is with great sorrow that I inform you that 21 year old Kirsten Wu from Brisbane Australia, 2010 Oceania Youth Champion, Australian representative at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune and quite a few times Australian national youth and junior champion, has tragically passed away. Kirsten started lifting at the age of 14 and […]

28.10.2014

IWF signs data partnership with Infostrada Sports

The International Weightlifting Federation today announced it has signed a data partnership with leading full service sports data and media company Infostrada Sports. Infostrada Sports will become the official data partner of the IWF for a three year period until the end of 2017. The IWF and Infostrada Sports will exchange sports data and content. […]

23.10.2014

Almaty2014 OC Communication regarding visa issuance

The Organising Committee of the Almaty 2014 IWF World Championships has asked the IWF to forward the following official communication to those concerned: “Dear Colleagues, Due to instructions provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Weightlifting Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan must regretfully inform you that starting from 23.10.2014 […]

21.10.2014

National bank holiday

Please note that due to national bank holidays, the IWF office will be closed on 23-24 October 2014. For any urgent matter please contact us by email.

18.10.2014

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games venue finalized

Dr. Tamas Ajan President and Attila Adamfi Director General visited the host city of the 2020 Olympic Games. Meetings and discussions focused on the weightlifting venue and as a conclusion the Tokyo International Forum has been identified as the venue for the Olympic competitions, located in the very heart of the city. Necessary venue reconstructions […]

17.10.2014
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14.10.2014

Changes in the Weightlifting Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2014

Since the Presidency was taken over by Zhanat Tussupbekov, a lot of changes and projects were implemented to promote and develop weightlifting in Kazakhstan. In 2013 there were 6 regional weightlifting federations (hereafter RWFs) functioning on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan. And only 3 of them were members of Weightlifting Federation of the […]

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