WARNING Referring to our previous warnings we would like to reiterate this very important message concerning a new prohibited substance! The 2016 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods become effective as of the 1stJanuary 2016 and since this date a new substance called MILDRONATE (Meldonium) is considered as prohibited! The IWF Anti-Doping Commission would like to […]
IWF Executive Board member Moira Lassen and IWF Women’s Commission member Karoliina Lundahl attended a forum about women’s role in leadership positions in sports. The forum was held in Lausanne, Switzerland, around the International Women’s Day and arranged by International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). Guest speakers from summer […]
The Pan American Weightlifting Federation (PAWF) held its Electoral Congress successfully in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on 26 February 2016. Besides the delegates from 22 Pan American member federations, the Dominican Republic Olympic Committee Secretary General Antonio Acosta, the IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján, the General Secretary Wenguang Ma, the Vice President Sam Coffa as […]
As per the result of the online voting of WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING closed at the end of January, the same lifter won the Lifter of the Year title for 2015 for the men as the year before: ILYA ILYIN from Kazakhstan. Among the women, the Jenő Boskovics Lifter of the Year Challenge Trophy will be awarded […]
Sam Coffa, IWF Vice President and Moira Lassen, IWF Executive Board Member paid a visit to Ottawa, CAN and held discussions with Carla Qualtrough PC MP Minister of Sport as well as 3 time Paralympic bronze medalist. Of the various topics addressed the major items covered relate to the Commonwealth Games.
“You will be aware of the Zika virus and its development in the Americas, including in Brazil. Brazil reported its first case in May 2015, and World Health Organisation (WHO) officials now estimate that 1.5 million people have been infected in the country. While most cases result in no symptoms (around 80 per cent), and […]
Peruvian weightlifters, Óscar Terrones and Fiorella Cueva, both medallists of the Youth World Championships organized in Lima, Peru in April 2015, received the Antorcha Olímpica which is the National Sports Trophy in recognition of their achievement being the best athletes U17 in their country, in a ceremony held by the Peruvian Olympic Committee and the Peruvian […]
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has entered into a Partnership to Quality program with The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Mr. Tim Ricketts, Director, Standards and Harmonization, Mr. Stuart Kemp, Deputy Director, Standards and Harmonization and Ms. Natalie Mills International Federation Relations Manager visited the IWF’s Budapest office for a 2 day meeting on 3rd and […]