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28.12.2016

Weightlifting in Teleton in Chile

Teleton is a charity event held in Chile on a yearly basis since 1978. The major Chilean television networks hold a 27-hour transmission to raise funds to help children with developmental disabilities treated at Instituto de Rehabilitacion Infantil (“Infant Rehabilitation Institute”) centers of the Fundación Teleton. In Chile, the transmission of Teletón is an event […]

27.12.2016

Anti-Doping Seminar in Sucre, Bolivia

A successful Anti-Doping Seminar was held on 10 December in Sucre, Bolivia on the eve of the South American U15 and U17 Championships. Mr. Marcelo Munoz, Doping Control Officer and Pharmacist spoke in front of 70 participants, among them athletes, Technical Officials and the officials of South-American IWF Member Federations. The participants could hear a […]

23.12.2016

Association of the South-American Weightlifting Coaches

During the Under 17 and Under 15 South American Championships in Sucre, Bolivia; the Weightlifting Coaches of South-America formed their Association in presence of Jose Quinones, South-American Confederation President and IWF Vice President. The South-American Weightlifting Confederation is happy to announce the creation of this platform of common interest, including education, anti-doping activity and modern […]

22.12.2016

Season’s Greetings 2017

Please note that due to the holidays the IWF office will close partly from 23 December 2016 until 2 January 2017. On the occasion of the Festive Season, the IWF Secretariat wishes you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

22.12.2016

Thai National Sports Day and Award Ceremony

Thai Amateur Weightlifting Assocation (TAWA) has been honored in receiving numerous outstanding awards presented by Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Sports & Tourism and Permanent Secretary of Sports & Tourism Ministry on December 16th, 2016 at Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT).  The following outstanding personalities awarded are members of our weightlifting family: Outstanding Sport […]

22.12.2016

Spanish Weightlifting Federation Elections

The Spanish Weightlifting Federation Elections were held on 17th December 2016 in the City of Madrid. Mr. Constantino Iglesias was unanimously elected as President with the eligible votes from the representatives of all Regional Federations, Clubs, Coaches, Referees and athletes in Spain. The former President, Mr. Emilio Estarlik received recognition for his long term work […]

22.12.2016

Coaching Course in Bangkok, Thailand

Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA) has just concluded a Coaching Course in the framework of the IWF Development Program 2016. The program was called “Advanced Level for Coach” and was held on 16–18 December 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. Main objectives were to develop and strengthen coaching knowledge on an advanced level i.e. Weightlifting Injury and […]

21.12.2016

German Weightlifting Federation BVDG Elections

German Weightlifting Federation BVDG shows unity During the Electoral Congress on 10 December, the regional federations of the German Weightlifting Federation demonstrated unity as President Christian Baumgartner was re-elected unanimously for another four year term to his post. Alexander Meinhard-Heib (Vice President Sport), Patrick Fassott (Vice President Finance and Administration) and Carsten Diemer (Youth Sport) […]

21.12.2016

Polish Weightlifting Federation Elections

Mariusz Jędra has been elected as the successor of Szymon Kołecki as the chairman of Polish Weightlifting Federation for a term of four years. Mariusz Jędra has been elected as the successor of Szymon Kołecki as the chairman of Polish Weightlifting Federation for a term of four years. The election took place during 21st Domestic […]

21.12.2016

Finnish Weightlifting Federation’s Congress

The Finnish Weightlifting Federation’s Congress was held on 26th November 2016 in City of Tampere. President: Mr. Kimmo Kuukasjärvi (2 year term) General Secretary: Mr. Tomi Tolsa 1st Vice President: Mr. Heikki Rautapuro 2nd Vice President: Mr. Antti Everi Executive Board Members: Mr. Antti Seppälä Mrs. Jenni Ruotsi Mr. Petri Tanninen Mr. Santeri Siltala Congratulations […]

21.12.2016

Don Fernando Esquivel passed away

The PAWF informed the IWF about the loss of Colleague, Friend and Member of the PAWF Executive Board, Don Fernando Esquivel.  He was President of the Costa Rican Weightlifting Federation as well. He suffered a Thrombosis and suddenly passed away. It is with deep sorrow that the IWF presents its condolences to his Family. Source: […]

19.12.2016

Joseph Alzin, the only Olympic medallist from Luxembourg

Joseph Alzin was born 123 years ago on December 18th. He is the first and up to now the only Olympic medallist weightlifter from Luxembourg. On the occasion of the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games he won his silver medal in the men’s “superheavyweight” being +82,5kg category at that time. He passed away at a very […]

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