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16.10.2017

IWF Ready For Clean Competition At 2017 World Weightlifting Championships

Record number of anti-doping tests expected during World Championships Lausanne, 16 October 2017: With just over 50 days remaining to the 2017 IWF World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim (USA), Dr Patrick Schamasch of the IWF’s independent Anti-Doping Commission outlined the outstanding preparations that aim to ensure clean competition. The IWF is completely committed to protecting […]

13.10.2017

Pyrros Dimas celebrates his 46th Birthday today!

The most decorated Olympic athlete in the history of weightlifting, three times Olympic Champion plus once bronze-medal winner Greek hero Pyrros Dimas celebrates his birthday today! Born in the Albanian city of Himara from Greek parents, Dimas devoted himself to the sport of weightlifting while only aged 11. He started competing at 14 and won his […]

13.10.2017

IWF Coaching Course in Uganda

Weightlifting Federation of Uganda organized a Coaching Course in Kampala, 1-5 October 2017, thanks to their application within the framework of the IWF Development Program submitted at the beginning of the year. Lectures were given by Milan Mihajlovic, IWF Technical Committee Member with the assistance of more than 15 participants. The organization was at a […]

12.10.2017

AWF Extraordinary Electoral Meeting

The Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) held an extraordinary Electoral meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on 7th October 2017 in presence of IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan. Considering the vacant position of AWF General Secretary in view of Mr. Mohammed Jalood (IRQ) elected as IWF General Secretary, the following people got elected according to the AWF Constitution: […]

11.10.2017
09.10.2017
05.10.2017

Buenos Aires 2018 – 1 Year To Go

The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is positioned as a global event for the world’s best young elite athletes. The YOG are a core element in the development of future generations of top-level athletes. Extensive plans have been revealed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), that will make the YOG even more impactful, effective and relevant […]

05.10.2017

WADA Publishes 2018 List of prohibited substances and methods

Montreal, 29 September 2017 – Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes the 2018 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List); along with, the 2018 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes. The List, which was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee on 24 September 2017, comes into force on 1 January 2018. The List, which is one of five International Standards that […]

04.10.2017
04.10.2017

Weightlifting Fiji’s Coach off to USA

Weightlifting Fiji’s Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach Henry Elder Jnr is heading to the University of Delaware, Newark, USA to attend the International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program (ICECP). Henry was awarded the above scholarship earlier this year by the US Olympic Committee and the University of Delaware in conjunction with FASANOC. The mission of the […]

01.10.2017

IWF reiterates commitment to anti-doping on final day of Executive Board meeting

1 October 2017; Bucharest Romania: The IWF Executive Board (EB) meeting in Bucharest, Romania concluded today with anti-doping remaining top of the agenda as the federation continues to demonstrate its commitment to ensuring weightlifting is a clean sport. During the meeting, the IWF Clean Sport Commission, which is composed of independent experts in the field […]

30.09.2017

IWF Executive Board upholds decision related to Member Federations which have produced three or more retesting cases

IWF takes latest step in ongoing anti-doping reform to encourage the protection of clean athletes 30 September 2017; Bucharest, Romania: The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board (EB) today unanimously decided that Member Federations (MFs) found to have produced three or more Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRV) in the combined re-analysis process of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games […]

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