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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. […]

17.01.2017
17.01.2017

Malta Weightlifting Association Electoral Congress

The Malta Weightlifting Association Electoral Congress was held on Saturday 14th January at the Cottonera Sport Complex where the board members for the period 2017-2020 were elected. Jesmond Caruana kept his position of President of the Association, while new members were introduced with Michael Fava being elected as General Secretary and Kurt Camilleri as Treasurer. […]

13.01.2017

Weightlifting Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Elections

Weightlifting Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Elections were held on 30th December 2016. The Congress made one significant change in their Constitution highlighting gender equality. That being said, from 2016 two Presidents – one male and one female – will represent their Weightlifting Federation. Male President: Mr. A. Zukic (reelected) Female President: Ms Enisa MASIC. […]

13.01.2017

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

The IWF reports that as a consequence of the IOC’s reanalyses of samples from the London 2012 Olympic Games, the sample of the following Athlete has returned an Adverse Analytical Finding: AKKAEV, Khadzimzrat (RUS) – Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (S1.1 Anabolic agents) In line with the relevant rules and regulations, the IWF imposed mandatory provisional suspension upon the […]

13.01.2017

Best Federation and Best Sportsman awards in Egypt

At a Ceremony awarding sport federations and personalities for the year 2016, the Egyptian Weightlifting Federation won the title of Best Federation! The President Mahmoud Kamal Mahgoub was handed over the recognition. The Best Sportsmen title was awarded to Rio 2016 Bronze Medal winner MAHMOUD Mohamed Ihab Youssef Ahmed (EGY)! Congratulations!

13.01.2017
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