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05.12.2019

Executive Board makes further progress towards clean weightlifting

The IWF Executive Board has concluded a successful meeting in Lausanne. The meeting provided a chance to reflect on a successful 2019, while looking forward to next year and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Distinguished guests were welcome at the meeting: Mr. David Luckes, Associate Director of IOC Sport Department; Me Francois Carrard, the IWF’s Legal […]

05.12.2019
04.12.2019

CAS decision upholds IMFSP sanction against Egypt

Following a hearing at the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS), the appeal of the Egyptian Weightlifting Federation was dismissed and the decision rendered by the Independent Member Federations Sanctioning Panel (IMFSP) to suspend the Egyptian Weightlifting Federation was upheld. In dismissing the Egyptian Weightlifting Federation’s appeal against the sanction, the CAS arbitration panel ordered […]

29.11.2019

Open Letter to Weightlifters

Dear weightlifters, Athletes have always been the beating heart of weightlifting. This is central to the International Weightlifting Federation’s values and we have a number of mechanisms that allow us to listen carefully to the athletes’ voice. We always aim not only to be good listeners, but to be as responsive as we can be […]

28.11.2019

Turkey commemorates weightlifting legend Suleymanoglu

Turkey commemorated weightlifting legend Naim Suleymanoglu, a triple Olympic gold medal winner who died on Nov. 18, 2017. This year marked two years since the death of the Bulgarian-born Suleymanoglu, who died of liver failure at the age of 50 after being admitted to an Istanbul hospital for liver transplant on Oct. 6, 2017. Nicknamed […]

27.11.2019

Coaching Seminar in Cyprus

In the framework of the IWF Development Program, the Cyprus Weightlifting Federation organized a Coaching Seminar this November. 36 participants attended the event from various age groups. The two-day event included an Anti-Doping Seminar, theoretical and practical Coaching Seminars, an introduction to Psychology: Adrenaline, Injury prevention and Nutrition/Supplementation, in the presentation of Dennis Offerman, Michael […]

22.11.2019

Christine Girard was induced into Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

Christine Girard was the first Canadian female weightlifter to win Olympic medals – a bronze in 2008 in Beijing and she is the Champion of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Christine originally ranked fourth in Beijing and third in London, but her results were updated, and she finally received two Olympic medals on an awarding […]

20.11.2019

IWF Development Program Donations

In the framework of the 2018 IWF Development Program, besides the numerous seminars organized, the IWF also donated equipment to several countries. The Member Federations applied for support last year and received brand new equipment including barbell sets or weightlifting costume, shoes, belts etc. Weightlifters of Guam, Aruba, Kenya and Bulgaria can already enjoy the […]

15.11.2019

The 2019 IWF Grand Prix closes with great success and a Junior World Record

The 2019 IWF Grand Prix ODESUR CSLP in Lima, Peru was one of the highlights of the IWF calendar beside the World Championships, which concluded last weekend where the audience saw many impressive results and a Junior World Record. Prior to the competition, South American Weightlifting Confederation held its Annual Congress, with the participation of […]

12.11.2019

WADA to launch its new ‘Athlete Central’ Whereabouts App in November 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced that, in November 2019, the Agency will launch ‘Athlete Central’, its new App that will facilitate athlete compliance with Whereabouts rules under the global anti-doping program. Athlete Central will replace WADA’s current App that has been operational for a few years and required modernizing. Whereabouts rules, which are a […]

11.11.2019

Weightlifting Brings Korean Youth Together again In Pyongyang

Young weightlifters from both North and South Korea demonstrated the power of sport to unite people in friendly and peaceful competition at the recent 2019 Youth and Junior Asian Weightlifting Championships held in Pyongyang. The competition also served as a Gold Level Qualification Event for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. A delegation of 65 from the […]

08.11.2019

The Sports Choice Encyclopedia

The Sports Choice Encyclopedia is an English-language international publication promoting the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, that was produced in close professional cooperation between the International Olympic Committee and the International Sports Federations. The purpose of this publication is to support an informed choice of sports among young […]

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