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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 […]

12.02.2015

Weightlifting celebrated in Kazakhstan at the best athletes and coaches awards

The traditional and annual awarding ceremony organized by Minister of culture and sport, took place in capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. This year, Kazakhstan Olympic Committee and culture and sport minister have awarded at one go eight athletes. From the 4 spots available, two weightlifters received the best male athletes’ title for the year 2014: Four […]

12.02.2015

Coaching Seminar in Ghana

Widely recognized expert and Coaching and Research Committee Member Dr. Kyle Pierce is upbeat about Ghana’s strong potential in weightlifting, saying that Ghana would be a force to reckon within the near future. Speaking at a seminar organized by the Ghana Weightlifting Federation in the framework of the IWF Development Program held in the Media […]

09.02.2015

Mario Vázquez Rana passed away at the age of 82

It is with great sadness that the International Weightlifting Federation has learnt that IOC member and former President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), Mr Mario Vázquez Raña, passed away at the age of 82. Mr Mario Vázquez Raña dedicated a great part of his life to Olympic sport. He served with great […]

09.02.2015

2015 IWF Development Program – Deadline Reminder

We remind you that the deadline to return the completed IWF Development Program application forms is 10 February 2015. Please click here to download the documentation package for 2015 and send the filled in documents to development@nulliwfnet.net

05.02.2015

2015 IWF YWC Preliminary Entry Forms Deadline

The deadline for the Preliminary Entry Forms to the 2015 IWF Youth World Championships Lima, Peru is 9th February 2015. We invite all National Federations to send their Preliminary Entry Forms to the Peruvian Weightlifting Federation (youth2015@nullcoperu.org) and to the IWF Secretariat (eva.moska@nulliwfnet.net) before February 9th.

04.02.2015

2015 IWF World Championships logo unveiled

The Houston Local Organizing Committee for the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships and Congress Meetings, in partnership with the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority, are proud to announce the return of World Weightlifting to the United States after a 40-year absence with the unveiling of the Houston, Texas USA event logo. “We wanted to make […]

04.02.2015
03.02.2015

Malta Weightlifting Federation Elections

On January 23rd, the Malta Weightlifting Association (MWA) organized its Annual General Meeting at which Jesmond Caruana has once again been confirmed as President of the Association with no other contestants for this position. The new leadership of the Federation is as follows: J. Caruana President J. Vassallo General Secretary R. Borg Treasurer M. Pisani […]

02.02.2015

WADA Testing in weightlifting

In accordance with the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Code the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is authorized to collect samples from athletes in the sport of weightlifting as a result of co-operation with the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). All doping controls will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the IWF Anti-Doping Policy and […]

28.01.2015

Updated Technical documents

According to the amended IWF TCRR effective from 1 January 2015 the IWF Technical Official Examination Questions and Answers were updated. The IWF Technical Committee approved a set of guidelines/presentations produced by Ms. Reiko Chinen that is very useful for Technical Officials and also a practical tool for TOs education/seminars. The updated documents can be […]

23.01.2015

Updated TCRR published

Following the discussions and decisions of the Technical Committee and the Executive Board in 2014, the IWF Technical and Competition Rules & Regulations has been amended. Please find the new document on our website, with special regard to the following amended section: 4.1.2, 4.7.1, 5.1.1, 7.2.3, 8.6, Regulation to 3.3.3, Regulation to 5.1, Regulation to 5.2 […]

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