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21.03.2014

South American Games Santiago 2014

The 10th South American Games Santiago 2014 was held in Santiago of Chile from 5-18 March gathering near 4000 athletes from 42 disciplines. Weightlifting competitions were held in the “Cúpula del Parque O’Higgins” between 13 and 16 of March with the participation of 97 lifters (51 men and 46 women) coming from 12 countries (Brazil, […]

19.03.2014

Official Communication

As it is known, the IWF has been implementing a highly comprehensive and intensive Anti-Doping Program including both in-competition and out-of-competition testing. In this process, in 2013 several anti-doping violations were disclosed. The IWF is looking at each case with utmost thoroughness, with full respect to the relevant WADA and IWF rules, and the rights […]

18.03.2014

IWF Development Program – documents available

The IWF continues supporting the National and Continental/Regional Federations in the framework of the IWF Development Program. For the fifth time, the IWF Member Federations have the possibility to improve their organisational, coaching, training, educational and anti-doping activities by filling the Application. Please click here to download the documentation package for the year 2014. We […]

18.03.2014

Lima will host the Pan-American Youth Championships

The location of the Pan-American Youth Championships Qualification event for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games has been changed from Chiclayo to Lima. Lima already hosted the 2007 IWF University World Championships, the 2011 IWF Youth World Championships and the 2013 IWF Junior World Championships. New location: Lima, Peru Date and competition schedule remains unchanged: […]

17.03.2014

Kendrick J. Farris (USA) Nanjing 2014 YOG Athlete Role Model

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the list of 37 Athlete Role Models (ARMs) who will attend the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 16 to 28 August in Nanjing, China. We are happy to announce that the Athlete Role Model to represent Weightlifting at the YOG is Kendrick J. Farris (USA). He […]

13.03.2014

World Weightlifting 2013 Lifter of the Year Trophy in Budapest

Today at a ceremony held in Budapest, Hungary, Tatiana Kashirina (RUS) and Ruslan Albegov (RUS) were awarded the 2013 Lifter of the Year Trophy. According to the final results of the voting, the recipients of the prestigious titles in both genders became Russian weightlifters. During last year’s World Championships, Kashirina improved the women’s absolute mark, […]

10.03.2014

Tunis will host the African Junior and Youth Championships

The location of the African Junior and Youth Championships Qualification event for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games has been changed following the decision of the WFA Executive Board. New location: Tunis, Tunisia Date and competition schedule remains unchanged: 15-22 April 2014

08.03.2014

Asian Youth Championships (YOG Qualification Event) concluded

First Continental Qualification Event for Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games finished today in Bangsaen, THA as the Asian Youth Championships concluded with +94kg competitions. All together 163 athletes from 23 countries participated at the AYCh. and competed for the 9 available quota places. The following countries gained quota place for 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: […]

06.03.2014

IWF Anti-Doping Seminar

In the presence of Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President, Mohamed Yousef Al Mana, AWF President and Ali Moradi, AWF General Secretary the seminar was opened by Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General emphasizing IWF’s efforts to clean the sport, special attention given to our future, the youth athletes with education and prevention. The experts appointed by […]

05.03.2014

Successful Mediterranean Cup ended in Tunis

Team Tunisia won the Mediterranean Cup organized in Tunis on February 28-March 2. According to the Team Classification, Tunisia ended up first followed by France and Turkey. Ghada HASSINE (TUN), beat three Mediterranean Records and was elected Best Female athlete of the competition while Ahmed MOHAMED (EGY) was elected Best Male athlete. Congratulations for Tunisia […]

05.03.2014

British Junior and U23 athletes in Colorado Springs

5 young and talented athletes will visit to the main USA Olympic Centre at Colorado Springs this March. They will attend a 10-day training camp with the best American Junior lifters at the main USA weightlifting hub under the guidance of Tamas Feher, British Head Coach. The athletes attending are: Zoe Smith (58 kg, Junior […]

05.03.2014

Asian Youth Championships (YOG Continental Qualification Event) started

The 1st AWF Executive Board meeting in 2014 was held on 3rd March in Bang Saen, Thailand in connection with the Asian Youth Championships followed by the AWF Congress. Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President honoured both meetings and Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General informed the delegates about Nanjing Youth Olympic Games including the actual status […]

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