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05.12.2016

1st Tournament in more than 40 years in Barbados

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their Independence, the Barbados Weightlifting Association (BWA) joined these festivities by holding the very first single-day-Tournament in the last 40+ years.  This time the Phillips & Springer Classic, on Sunday 27 November, was revived to give the present-day lifters an opportunity to show the world their level of commitment to […]

05.12.2016

United World Wrestling partnered with IWF

United World Wrestling in partnership with the International Weightlifting Federation hold a Strength and Conditioning Course for wrestling coaches in Kuortane, Finland between 16th and 20th November supported by the Olympic Solidarity. 30 participants from 17 countries participated at the course where IWF experts, Mr. Tamas Feher and Ms. Karoliina Lundahl delivered theoretical and practical […]

05.12.2016

EWF Executive Board Meeting and Congress

On 1st December 2016, the European Weightlifting Federation held its Executive Board meeting opened by its President Dr. Antonio Urso. The Israel Weightlifting Federation President Oren Shai gave information about the upcoming European Junior and U23 Championships. The Congress was held on 2nd December. EWF General Secretary Dr. Hasan Akkus informed the members about the […]

02.12.2016

Switzerland upgrades coaching by Seminars

One with old traditions but less-than-required presence in the weightlifting scene in our days, the Swiss Weightlifting Federation organized a two-part Seminar within the framework of the IWF Development Program. The first part of the coaching course was held in May while the second part took place during the last weekend of November. Gabriel Prongué and […]

01.12.2016

IWF DP Seminars in Chile

The Chilean Weightlifting Federation started to develop Basic Weightlifting Seminars in the framework of the IWF Development Program. As Chile is divided into 15 regions, the complete program includes seminars in 15 different cities. The aim is to improve weightlifting where it is underdeveloped and to consolidate it where it is strong. The last seminars […]

30.11.2016

IWF President pays visit to Albania

IWF President, Dr. Tamás Aján has paid an official visit to Albania on the occasion of the celebration to honour Acad. Gudar Beqiraj, Honorary President of AWF for his 50 years service in weightlifting. During the ceremony, Dr. Aján gave Prof. Beqiraj, President of the Albanian Academy of Sciences the IWF’s appreciation for his devoted service to the […]

30.11.2016

2014-2015: 21per cent more positive samples in world sports

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published its 2015 Testing Figures Report (2015 Report), which summarizes the results of all 2015 samples analyzed by WADA-accredited laboratories across all sports, as reported in WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS).  This includes in- and out-of-competition urine, blood and Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) blood data, and the subsequent AAFs […]

30.11.2016

African Technical Officials’ Training Course

Within the framework of the IWF Education Program, the WFA held a Technical Officials’ Educational Training Course from 14-20 November 2016 in Kampala, Uganda. The Course targeted referees and other Technical Officials from Congo, Kenya, Uganda and was conducted by Prof. Dr. Milan V. Mihajlovic. On the last day of the Seminar the Weightlifting Federation […]

30.11.2016

Versis, a forgotten Greek hero

141 years ago, on 30 November 1875 was born one of the undeservedly forgotten heros of weightlifting: Sotirios Versis. The name of this Greek athlete is often missing even from the sports-specific annals, although he rightly deserves a place among the greatest of the sport.  At the first Modern Olympic Games held in his country, the 1896 Games […]

29.11.2016

Lasha Talakhadze receives a Star

2016 Rio Olympics superheavyweight champion Lasha Talakhadze received the highest distinction of Georgia from his country’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili: the President’s Order of Excellence. In a ceremony held in Tbilisi, the Olympic champion who won the +105kg at the 2016 Rio Games with a new world record total of 473kg received a special “Star” to complete the […]

28.11.2016

Nassiri donates 1972 Munich Silver medal to Olympic Museum

Iran’s hero weightlifter Mohammad Nassiri who won many medals including the Olympic gold medal (Mexico 1968), Silver (Munich 1972) and Bronze (Montreal 1976) and 5 World championships gold medals, has donated his Munich Silver medal to the IOC Olympic Museum. The IOC organized a medal donation ceremony on 24th November in Lausanne. Actually there is […]

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