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06.04.2016

Celebrating 120 years of modern Olympic Games

Today marks the 120th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games which were staged in Athens in 1896. Only 14 countries participated in the original tournament and there were 9 sports (43 disciplines) including weightlifting. It was officially called the Games of the I Olympiad and took place in Athens’ Panathenaic Stadium. The most successful competitor […]

05.04.2016
05.04.2016
01.04.2016

2016 JWC Technical Visit projects a great event

The IWF’s delegation consisting of Director General Attila Ádámfi, Director of International Relations Anikó Németh-Móra and Competition Manager Mátyás Lencsér has paid a 2-day technical visit to Tbilisi, host of the 2016 Junior World Championships this June. Welcomed by the organisers, the Georgian Weightlifting Federation, with 3-times Olympic Champion Kakhi Kakhiashvili as its President, the group […]

01.04.2016
21.03.2016
21.03.2016

IWF Anti-Doping Seminar, Kazan

At the IWF Anti-Doping Seminar held during the IWF Grand Prix – Russian Federation  President’s Cup in Kazan on 20th March 2016, Mr Alexander Gerasimenko, IWF Vice President greeted the participants. He called for a strong support of the IWF Member Federations in the fight against doping and declared zero tolerance to it. Mr Attila […]

21.03.2016

6th IWF Grand Prix – Russian Federation President’s Cup concluded

Kazan again offered superb conditions and warm hospitality for the participants of the first Olympic Qualification Event in 2016. The Event was opened by Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Igor Nagornikh, Deputy Sports Minister of Russia, Alexander Gerasimenko, Vice President and Attila Adamfi, Director General of IWF. On the first competition day […]

18.03.2016

Kazan is ready to kick off

The IWF Grand Prix – 6th President’s Cup of the Russian Federation will take place in Kazan on 19-20th March, the preparations of the event are coming to an end. At an international press conference held today in Ak Bars Sport Hall Mr Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General greeted the hosts and representatives of the media […]

17.03.2016

Task force and targeted reanalysis before Rio

IOC also welcomes new WADA-led anti-doping task force in lead-up to this summer’s Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have announced that selected samples from the Olympic Games London 2012 and Beijing 2008 are being reanalysed ahead of this summer’s Games in Rio de Janeiro, in another initiative aimed […]

13.03.2016

IWF Executive Board Meeting in Rio

The IWF Executive Board had its meeting in Rio de Janeiro, BRA – city to host in august the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. After the opening speech of Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President, Mr. Carlos Nuzman, President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee welcomed all members. Accompanied by Mr. Agberto Guimaraes, Sports Director and Mr. […]

12.03.2016

Long-time Bulgarian weightlifting official Nikola Mollov dies

The Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation  is saddened to inform the weightlifting community about the death of its former General Secretary/Executive Director Nikola Mollov. Mr. Mollov was an active official in both the EWF and the IWF – through 13 years member of the Auditor Committee of the IWF. The IWF offers its condolences to the Mollov […]

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