Dubai: The UAE National Olympic Committee (UAE NOC) has agreed in principle to set up a specialised training centre for weightlifting in the country. The governing body for sports in the UAE, which met this week following the conclusion of the second UAE School Olympic Games, agreed that the UAE needs a specialised centre to […]
The Glasgow 2014 Weightlifting team, in conjunction with Longines, were in the lab today at the XX Commonwealth Games offices testing the results management system for the upcoming Games this July in Scotland’s major city. (L to R: Pedro Kim, Results Manager – Swiss Timing; Moira Lassen, Competition Manager; John Monk, Venue Results Manager, and; […]
The Oceania Weightlifting Championships get underway in New Caledonia today with a new generation of young lifters ready to reaffirm their promise ahead of the Commonwealth Games in July. Five Pacific lifters won gold medals at the Commonwealth Championships in November including Samoa’s Mary Opeloge, the younger sister of Delhi 2010 gold medalists Ele and […]
British Weight Lifting (BWL) has announced a partnership agreement with strength and power training equipment supplier Elite Sport Performance Technologies (ESP). Under the deal, ESP will be an official sponsor of BWL and the exclusive supplier of strength and power training equipment, weights and services. This will include competition lifting platforms, plates and bars for […]
We are calling World Weightlifting readers to send the IWF a copy of the 2007/2 issue since there are none remaining in the IWF archives. Our request targets mainly the National Federations who always receive several copies of each magazine. Your gesture will be rewarded, thank you in advance!
OWF Congress with the participation of 18 Member Federations made historical decisions. The Constitution was amended to include a Women Vice President and a Women Committee led by Lilly Coffa, AUS was established. The Congress unanimously supported to honor Matthew Curtain with Life Membership for his long activity within the OWF, following his resignation (due […]
The 2014 Youth, Junior and Senior Oceania Championships started in Mont Dore, NCL, at the headquarter of the Oceania weightlifting. The event is also a YOG Qualification Event, being the last one before Nanjing YOG. The event started with Educational activities including IWF Anti-Doping Seminar by Dr. Kami Lisimoni, TGA, IWF Medical Committee Member, OWF […]
2014 World University World Championships organizer send this message to the Weightlifting Family: “I am sure the news of the Thailand coup might catch the attention of everybody at present time. Let me clarify this situation to you that the coup in Thailand this time is not as bad as what you have experienced or […]
IWF Director General Attila Adamfi made its last Technical visit prior to the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. Together with Li Hao, Weightlifting Competition Manager, they proceeded to the venue inspection. All meetings with the representatives of the major functional areas showed the advanced preparation of the Organizing Committee. Sports presentation, transportation as well as […]
Experts from the ASOIF (the Association of Summer Olympic International Federation) visited the IWF headquarters in Budapest. Together with the IWF Technical Team, they discussed the details of the cooperation between the two organizations on the ISIS (International Sport Information System) project. The ASOIF experts highly praised the level of the existing IWF technical structure.
The IWF Marketing Commission held its two days meeting in Beijing, China on 17-18 May 2014. Prior to the Meeting, the Members had the opportunity to meet Mr. Yang Shuan, Vice-President of the Chinese Olympic Committee. During the two days meeting, Members went through a crowded agenda including new Marketing Strategy. The Commission elaborated proposals […]
On their first official visit abroad since their election, the Iranian Olympic Committee President Mr. Kiomars Hashemi and Secretary General Mr. Shahrokh Shahnazi visited the IWF where they were received by IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján. The delegation included Mr. Mohammed Reza Akhoundi, Presidential Advisor. Topics of co-operation, Iran’s weightlifting, the anti-doping fight, events and Iran’s international presence […]