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20.08.2015

Passing away of Mr. Eddie Suarez

The whole IWF Family is deeply saddened to hear the tragical passing away of Mr. Eddie Suarez, General Secretary of the PAWF and member of the Weightlifting Federation of Venezuela. He was a great leader and a great man. His death is a great loss for our Family. We offer our deepest condolences to his […]

19.08.2015

Weightlifting might reverse bone loss in men

Nearly 2 million men in the United States have osteoporosis, a condition that makes bones weak and prone to breakage, and 16 million more have low bone mass. A new study suggests certain weight lifting exercises, like squats and deadlifts, might increase bone mass. “Weight-lifting programs exist to increase muscular strength, but less research has […]

12.08.2015

One more event included at the 2018 YOG

The IWF has conducted several discussions with the IOC on the 2018 Buenos Aires YOG program. Following the recent IOC Executive Board meeting, we are happy to inform the Weightlifting Family that the IOC has approved the IWF’s proposal for the inclusion of one more bodyweight category (Women 44kg). “The IOC Executive Board fully recognizes […]

12.08.2015
10.08.2015

Mexico to host next University Worlds in beautiful Mérida

A technical inspection visit has just been concluded in Mérida, Mexico by FISU Technical Delegate Anikó Németh-Móra. The beautiful city on the Yucatan Peninsula will namely play host to the next, the 5th edition of the FISU World University Weightlifting Championships in November 2016, and the visit was aimed at inspecting and approving the facilities […]

06.08.2015
31.07.2015

Lausanne to host the 2020 YOG / Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympics

Congratulations to Lausanne named Winter Youth Olympic Games host for 2020 and Beijing named host city of Olympic Winter Games 2022! The International Olympic Committee (IOC) named Lausanne, Switzerland, as the host city of the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020. Lausanne, home to the IOC headquarters since 1915 and known as the Olympic […]

25.07.2015

Dr. Aján receives Honour Order of President of Moldova Republic

During a 24-hour visit to the capital of Moldova, Chisinau, IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján took over the Honour Order of the Republic of Moldova, the highest distinction attributable to a foreign individual . In a ceremony held at the President’s office, H.E. Nicolae Timofti, President of the Republic of Moldova explained that the distinction was accorded to Dr. Aján […]

24.07.2015

Tokyo 2020 Unveils the Emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Tokyo 2020 Unveils the Emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Symbolising the Power of the World Coming Together as One Tokyo, 24 July 2015 – The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today held an event to unveil the official emblems of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tokyo 2020’s Games Vision was further […]

24.07.2015

OWF Newsletter: Weightlifting – a success in Port Moresby

The Games are over. Weightlifting was undoubtedly one of the most successful sports at the Pacific Games. And for the very first time in Pacific Games history, Australia and New Zealand took part in the sport of weightlifting. In fact it was an Oceania Games for our sport. Port Moresby made history in weightlifting. For […]

24.07.2015

Buenos Aires 2018 launches official emblem

With just over three years to go, Buenos Aires 2018 has proudly unveiled its emblem for the third Summer Youth Olympic Games. To reflect the diversity of Buenos Aires, the emblem is inspired by the city’s vibrant colours, eclectic culture, iconic architecture and the many neighbourhoods that make up the Argentinian capital. Watch the short […]

16.07.2015

Pan Am Games weightlifting ended in Toronto

The Weightlifting competitions at the 2015 Pan American Games held in Toronto, CAN come to end. From the 6 countries winning Gold medal and 10 countries won medal, Colombia was the most successful with 8 Gold and 13 medals all together. They were followed by Venezuela winning 7 and Cuba 5. Impressive strength was shown […]

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