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04.03.2021

IWF Launches Governance Consultation, Establishes Revised Timeline For Congresses

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board has today launched a widespread consultation exercise for its draft governance reforms, while also announcing the anticipated dates of Congressional and Electoral Congresses. “Only four months have passed since the IWF established its Reform and Governance Commission [RGC],” said IWF Interim President Dr Michael Irani. “In that short […]

01.03.2021

New Year, New Rules – ITA-IWF webinar brings Member Federations up to speed on anti-doping regulations

On Friday, February 26th, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) hosted this year’s first anti-doping webinar in collaboration with the International Testing Agency (ITA).   The session entitled “New Year, New Rules – Introduction to the new IWF Anti-Doping Rules and Useful Information for Member Federations” provided IWF Member Federation leadership and anti-doping administrators with key […]

01.03.2021

Elections – Brazilian Weightlifting Federation (CBLP)

The General Assembly of the Brazilian Weightlifting Federation (CBLP) re-elected, this Saturday (27th), Mr. Enrique Montero for the Presidency for the next four years and the Vice President is Mrs. Maria Clara Sampaio Fonseca Gomes. The election took place in person, at CBLP headquarters, in Belo Horizonte (MG), and virtual, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

27.02.2021
25.02.2021

Eligibility Determination Panel members have been announced

Sport Resolutions (SR) has independently appointed the members of the Eligibility Determination Panel (EDP) which will undertake the eligibility determination of candidates for election to the IWF Board and committees in respect of the March 2021 elections. The Panel is constituted of the following individuals: • HH Phillip Sycamore CBE (GBR) • Dr Tanja Haug […]

24.02.2021
24.02.2021

Case of Multiple Anti-Doping Rule Violations of the Romanian Weightlifting Federation referred to the Independent Member Federation Sanctioning Panel

Yesterday, the ITA has informed the Romanian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) that its case was being referred to the Independent Member Federation Sanctioning Panel (Independent Panel) to impose sanctions against the RWF as a consequence of multiple Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) committed by athletes of the RWF. For more information see here. Source: International Testing Agency

20.02.2021
18.02.2021

IWF Executive Board Meets, Makes Key Anti-Doping And Governance Decisions

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board (EB) today agreed key decisions to restore stronger Anti-Doping Rules and ensure eligibility checks of the candidates for the forthcoming IWF elections are carried out to a high standard. “Today’s decisions reflect a clear determination to safeguard the progress made by the IWF in recent years to protect […]

16.02.2021

Elections – Royal Spanish Weightlifting Federation

The Extraordinary General Assembly held this Saturday, February 13, at the headquarters of the Spanish Olympic Committee, has re-elected Constantino Iglesias as president of the Royal Spanish Weightlifting Federation for the period 2021-2024.
 
In this way, the electoral process of the RSWF that had two candidates for president, the reelected Iglesias and Emilio Estarlik, is closed. Finally, Constantino was the winner with a large difference in votes: 48 votes in favor and 10 against and no abstention.
 
Constantino Iglesias will serve his second term at the head of the federation after taking office in 2016, he thanked the trust placed in him and assured that “these years will be full of work, work and more work. Among his main challenges for this new legislature are:
– Implement modernization measures for the federal administration.
– Work to continue improving our national competitions.
– Insist on supporting clubs, athletes and coaches.
– Not ceasing in the performance of building a solid base of young athletes to feed the national team, with the ultimate goal of classifying the largest number of athletes for the Olympic Games.
 
Alejandro Blanco, president of the Spanish Olympic Committee, was present during part of the Assembly and wanted to congratulate the re-elected Iglesias and wanted to review the successes of our sport at an international level and stated that “no country has a weightlifting as clean as the Spanish and that this federation represents, like others, the values of federations, athletes, coaches and clubs. You have appreciated the management that Constantino and his team have carried out during the previous four years and have confirmed his good work at the head of the federation. Here you will always have my support and that of the Spanish Olympic Committee, for whatever you need”.
 
Irene Lozano, Secretary of State for Sports, could not be present during the event, but wanted to send a congratulatory video to Constantino and the new Delegate Commission in which she expressed her “support for the RSWF to work in a loyal, coordinated and effective in favor of our sport and especially our athletes ”. In addition, she sent a message of encouragement and hope to the different levels that make up the sport after the results that vaccination is having in Spain against COVID-19. Finally, she wished Spanish weightlifting every success and that she can soon celebrate them in person with all of them.
 
Source: Royal Spanish Weightlifting Federation –  photo credit: ISAAC MORILLAS / RFEH

16.02.2021

2021 IWF Junior World Championships – Jeddah (KSA)

After the postponement of 2021 the IWF Junior World Championships from March 2021 the dates have been finalized and the Event will be held between 20-31 May 2021. The updated program of the Competition is planned as follows: 20 May 2021 IWF Committee Meetings/ IWF Executive Board Meeting 21 May 2021 IWF Executive Board Meeting 22 […]

15.02.2021
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