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07.03.2015

AWF Extraordinary Executive Board Meeting in Bangkok

6-7 March 2015 Bangkok, Thailand Mr. Mohamed Yousef Al Mana thanked TAWA and especially Mrs. Boossaba Yodbantoey AWF 1st Vice President for hosting the second AWF Executive Board meeting after the elections. AWF Executive Board Members were received by Assoc. Prof Chavanee Tongroach, Vice Minister of Tourism and Sports in the building of Thai Sports […]

05.03.2015

British Weight Lifting delegation at the IWF

On 2 March the IWF President and staff welcomed the delegation of British Weight Lifting at the IWF Secretariat for a constructive meeting. Ashley Metcalfe, Chief Executive and Stuart Cummings, National Development and Education Manager consulted on topical subjects including educational programs, future events, eventual joint opportunities. The IWF was impressed by the progress and achievements […]

03.03.2015

IWF Technical Officials Appointment Policy

Following the IWF Technical Committee and Executive Board decisions, the IWF Technical Officials Appointment Policy has been published. The document includes the appointment process starting with the IWF Call for TO Nominations, ending with the Appointment. Read the document here.

03.03.2015

Updates on IWF TO Uniform

Following the IWF Technical Committee and Executive Board decisions, the detailed guidelines on the new Technical Officials Uniform effective from 2015 has been published. From now on, Technical Officials can order their Uniform from either “TIKINTI” MMC in Azerbaijan or from the local manufacturer of their choice following the IWF TO Uniform Guidelines. The new […]

27.02.2015

IWF „Train the Trainers” Coaching Workshop

The IWF’s 2 days „Train the Trainers” Coaching Workshop started today in Bratislava, Slovakia. Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President opened the workshop in the presence of Maj. Gen. Yodbangtoey, IWF CRC Chairman, Mr. Frantisek Chmelar, Slovakian Olympic Committee President and Mr. Pavol Mutafov, Slovakian Weightlifting Federation President as well as Mr. Yassine Yousfi, Senior Manager, […]

26.02.2015

DPRK delegation meets IWF President

A delegation from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea paid a visit to Budapest for a meeting with the IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan. Mr. Son Kwang Ho, DPR Korea Olympic Committee Vice-President and Vice Minister of the Ministry of Sports and Mr. Ri Song Guk, Executive Director of the DPR Korea Weightlifting Association discussed […]

26.02.2015

RFWF delegation meets IWF President

IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan met with RFWF President, Sergey Syrtsov and RFWF Vice-President, Maxim Agapitov in Budapest. The delegation of the Russian Weightlifting Federation paid a visit to the IWF Secretariat in order to discuss actual topics with special focus on the 2015 President’s Cup as well as the upcoming World Championships.

24.02.2015

IWF Needle Policy

We wish to draw the attention of all IWF Member Federations to comply with the IWF Rules regarding the usage of syringes and needles during IWF Events. The following IWF Events are “needle-free” for all participating athletes: IWF World Championships Continental Olympic Qualification Events IWF Grand Prix Read the Needle Policy here.

23.02.2015

Weightlifting mournes the death of Dr. Mahmoud Hussien Shoukry

The International Weightlifting Federation and the Egyptian Weightlifting Federation mourns the death of Dr. Mahmoud Hussien Shoukry and his wife who tragically passed away in a car accident. Member of the IWF Scientific and Research Committee from 1988-2000, Member of the IWF Executive Board from 2005-2009, Dr. Mahmoud Hussien Shoukry was Member of the IWF […]

19.02.2015

Olympian Juhani Salakka passed away

Olympian and long-term General Secretary of Finnish Weightlifting Federation from 1975 to 1991 Mr. Juhani Salakka (born Sept. 13, 1950) passed away on February 17, 2015. Mr. Salakka died of pneumonia in his hometown hospital in Finland. Mr. Salakka was determined to achieve his goals as a weightlifter. He had set goals of becoming a […]

16.02.2015

Japan Weightlifting Federation President at the IWF Secretariat

Mrs. Yuriko Koike, President of the Japanese Weightlifting Federation (JWA) paid a visit to the IWF Secretariat and held discussions with Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President, Attila Adamfi, Director General and Aniko Nemeth-Mora, Director, International Relations. Topics such as Japan’s involvement in the international weightlifting activities in the coming years as well as the country’s […]

13.02.2015

WARNING – COBALT

As you know cobalt and is listed as a prohibited substance from the 1st January 2015 under the S2 group PEPTIDE HORMONES, GROWTH FACTORS, RELATED SUBSTANCES AND MIMETICS IN the WADA Prohibited List. Cobalt is increasingly being found in vitamins and nutritional supplements therefore the IWF is advising all Member federation and Athletes to carefully […]

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