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20.09.2015

START BOOK published for the 2015 IWF Grand Prix

The Start Book of the IWF Grand Prix Fuzhou, CHN is now published on the IWF website. The competition will start with 63 athletes from 12 countries participating in the competition covering 4 continents with 26 Women and 37 Men. World and Olympic Champions will compete at this Olympic Qualification Event. China brought a strong […]

20.09.2015

IWF Anti-Doping Seminar in Fuzhou

Prior to the 2015 IWF Grand Prix Fuzhou, CHN, the Organizing Committee together with the IWF organized an Anti-Doping Seminar for the participants of the event. In presence of representatives from all countries competing, Dr. Patrick Schamasch, Anti-Doping Commission Chairman gave a full overview about the responsibilities of the different organizations involved in the fight […]

19.09.2015

2015 IWF Grand Prix Fuzhou about to kick off

The Organizing Committee proceeds to the finalization of the last details prior to start the 2015 IWF Grand Prix – second edition since the first in 2011. The Invitational event is held in Fuzhou from and is an Individual Qualification Event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The competition is staged at the Mawei Gymnasium […]

15.09.2015

Celebrating 120 years of weightlifting in Ukraine

On September 11th, the Khmelnytskyy new sports club “Epitsenr” welcomed the 120th anniversary of weightlifting in Ukraine. At the gala, held under the patronage of the President of Weightlifting Federation of Ukraine Oleksandr Gerega and honorary president of the sports club “Epicenter” Galina Gerega, major sport personalities gathered together. The International Weightlifting Federation was represented […]

09.09.2015

2015 IWF World Championships Preliminary Entry Forms Deadline

The deadline for the Preliminary Entry Forms to the 2015 IWF World Championships Houston, USA is 10th September 2015. We invite all National Federations to send their Preliminary Entry Forms to the USA Organizing Committee (iwf2015@nullhoustonsports.org) and to the IWF Secretariat (angelique.mottet@nulliwfnet.net) before tomorrow.

09.09.2015

Hungary takes honours at inaugural V4 Cup

The Czech Weightlifting Federation, under the leadership of Petr Krol, President, hosted the inaugural edition of the “Visegrad 4 Cup” in Prague, beautiful capital of the Czech Republic. History, geography and a thousand other threads bind the four countries involved in this originally political conglomeration called the “Visegrad 4”: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. […]

02.09.2015

Commonwealth Games Federation update

New Vision, New President and the first ever Commonwealth Games on African Soil announced at the 2015 CGF General Assembly Auckland, New Zealand, 2 September 2015 The Commonwealth Sports Movement is assured of a strong and impactful future as key decisions were taken today, 2 September 2015, at the Commonwealth Games Federation’s General Assembly in […]

26.08.2015

Dato Ong Poh Eng elected as VP of Olympic Council of Malaysia

The Malaysian Weightlifting Federation is proud to  announce that its President Dato Ong Poh Eng had been elected as Vice President to the prestigious Olympic Council of Malaysia. IWF Vice President and also President of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation, Dato Ong Poh Eng is one of his country’s most active sports executives and has already excelled […]

26.08.2015
25.08.2015

IOC releases Anti-Doping Rules for Rio de Janeiro 2016

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released its Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro (Rio). All athletes competing in Rio will be subject to testing as outlined in the Anti-Doping Rules, which have been drafted in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. […]

20.08.2015

Passing away of Mr. Eddie Suarez

The whole IWF Family is deeply saddened to hear the tragical passing away of Mr. Eddie Suarez, General Secretary of the PAWF and member of the Weightlifting Federation of Venezuela. He was a great leader and a great man. His death is a great loss for our Family. We offer our deepest condolences to his […]

19.08.2015

Weightlifting might reverse bone loss in men

Nearly 2 million men in the United States have osteoporosis, a condition that makes bones weak and prone to breakage, and 16 million more have low bone mass. A new study suggests certain weight lifting exercises, like squats and deadlifts, might increase bone mass. “Weight-lifting programs exist to increase muscular strength, but less research has […]

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