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18.08.2018

IWF Executive Board Meeting in Lausanne

The IWF Executive Board (EB) met in Lausanne on 15 August. Its main focus was the IOC’s recent announcement that, while weightlifting’s considerable anti-doping progress is welcome, the sport’s provisional status on the Paris 2024 Olympic Programme will be maintained. With the IOC having subsequently communicated detailed criteria by which it will judge the IWF’s anti-doping […]

17.08.2018

Meeting of the Independent Monitoring Group

The Independent Monitoring Group Members, Kate Mittelstadt and Michael Ask met the Representatives of eight of the nine IWF Member Federations suspended by the IWF Executive Board with 20 October 2017. The President and General Secretary of the IWF and representatives of the IWF Executive Board also attended the meeting. The meeting was also assisted […]

17.08.2018

Myanmar Weightlifting Federation got encouraged by Vice-Minister

Dr MYA Lay Sein, Vice-President of Myanmar Olympic Committee and Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Health and Sport encouraged and delivered a speech to lifters at the training hall of the Myanmar Weightlifting Federation. The Vice-Minister was welcomed by the General Secretary of the Myanmar Weightlifting Federation, Mr THI Han, officer for MWF’s office, Mr […]

17.08.2018

Coaching course in Kenya

Kenya Amateur Weightlifting Association with the assistance of the International Weightlifting Federation organized a Level 1 and Level 2 coaching course in Nairobi, Kenya from 16th to 21st July 2018. The course was presented by Dr. Kyle Pierce, IWF Coaching and Research Committee member. The 16 participants included experienced and new coaches as well. After […]

10.08.2018

Youth Indonesia Weightlifting Championships

The Youth Indonesia Weightlifting Championships were held from July 29 to August 6 at the Gor Ngurah Rai venue in Denpasar, Bali. Altogether there were 160 participants from the following countries: Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The competition was made possible through the funding of the Ministry of Youth and Sport Indonesia and spectators had […]

09.08.2018

2018 Eleiko Email International Club Tournament

The Eleiko Email International Club Tournament which concluded on August 3rd with 703 participants (404 men and 299 women), was a great success for club lifters. Congratulations to the first three Clubs placing in the team points for men and the first three Clubs placing in the team points for women. Each club will receive […]

08.08.2018
07.08.2018

Meet Judy Glenney – The Woman Behind Women’s Weightlifting

“I had always been interested in testing my strength, but growing up that’s just something girls didn’t do,” remembers Judy Glenney, four-time Women’s National Champion. The American was one of the first women to pick up a barbell and swing it above her head, a movement that would see her start a long, rewarding relationship […]

07.08.2018

Buenos Aires 2018 opened Youth Olympic Pass registration

The Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee opened online registration for the Youth Olympic Pass on July 31. The electronic bracelet will give spectators access to the biggest multisport and cultural celebration in the world. With the bracelet, the public can enter the four Youth Olympic Parks and the competition stadiums free of charge. They’ll also […]

03.08.2018
03.08.2018

Why Weightlifting Shoes?

It is common knowledge that an athlete’s apparel varies according to the sport. This is especially true for shoes.  In his book The Dialectics of Nature, the Marxist philosopher Engels observed the harmony between form and function in nature. The need for harmony between the form and function of the athletic shoe is absolutely imperative […]

02.08.2018

Anaheim World Championships nominated for the SportsTravel Awards

The 2017 IWF World Championships, Anaheim was nominated for SportsTravel Awards in two categories. Sports Travel Magazine’s annual SportsTravel Awards are given out each year to the very best sporting events hosted throughout the year in the USA. This is the second time an IWF world event has been nominated and in 2015, weightlifting won the Best Amateur Single-Sport […]

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