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02.04.2020

Pan American Youth Championships Postponed

The Pan American Weightlifting Federation held an online Executive Board meeting, where among other discussions related to the problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to postpone the Pan American Youth Championships that was due to be held 23-28 June 2020. The Board decided that due to the lack of ability to train for […]

01.04.2020

African Championships postponed

Following the IOC decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the Executive Board of the Weightlifting Federation of Africa decided to reschedule the African Championships due to be held 15-23 June 2020. The WFA will announce the new dates after the Olympic Qualification System has been amended.

31.03.2020

Mask donation by the Chinese Weightlifting Association

The Chinese Weightlifting Association is donating masks to the Member Federations of the IWF and weightlifting organizations of countries that are severely-affected by COVID-19, to help the fight against the virus. The masks, manufactured by Jiangsu Jinling Sports Equipment Co., Ltd., Official Partner of the Chinese Weightlifting Association, are distributed from China directly to the […]

30.03.2020

Tokyo 2020: New dates announced

IWF welcomes Tokyo 2020 decision to schedule Olympic Games from 23 July – 8 August 2021 Following today’s announcement of the revised dates for Tokyo 2020, the IWF has expressed its full support for the successful staging of the Olympic Games. “Thanks to this decision, an important part of the uncertainty being faced by athletes […]

30.03.2020

Ron Greavette has suddenly passed away

Canada’s renowned weightlifting coach, Ron Greavette has suddenly passed away on 21 March 2020. Mr Greavette was the President of the Canadian Weightlifting Federation between 1989 and 1994; he was the team leader at the 1992 Olympic Games, coached the Canadian weightlifting team during three Junior World Championships (1976, 1977, 1987) and two Commonwealth Games (1986 […]

27.03.2020

Zhangkong Barbell donates medical masks

The Zhangkong Barbell company has offered 5000 medical masks to the weightlifting family to help to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. In co-operation with the IWF Secretariat, Zhangkong Barbell will distribute the masks to the National Federations by airmail, on its own cost. The IWF asks the National Federations to get in contact […]

24.03.2020

Statement of the IWF Acting President

To all of the weightlifting athletes and federations in our international community, None of us is completely surprised by the announcement that the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will be postponed. Out of an abundance of caution and concern first and foremost for the priority of life and health of the world, the IOC has […]

24.03.2020

BREAKING NEWS: Tokyo 2020 postponed

The IOC and the Tokyo Organising Committee today released a joint statement, whereby they confirmed the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for no later than summer 2021. „In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that […]

19.03.2020
18.03.2020

Pan American Championships Postponed

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the Executive Committee of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation, with the consent of the Local Organizing Committee, postponed the 2020 Pan American Championship (14-24 April, Santo Domingo, DOM) to a yet unknown date.  

18.03.2020

Anti-Doping Seminars in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA), in cooperation with the Doping Control Agency of Thailand (DCAT) and the National Olympic Committee, held an Anti -Doping Seminar in Chiang Mai, Thailand for national weightlifters and coaches. The main principles of the seminar were: 1. To prepare coaches and athletes to participate in the local and international events 2. […]

17.03.2020

The European Masters Championships postponed

As a consequence of the COVID-19 spread, the European Masters Committee and the Dutch organizers had to decide to postpone the 2020 European Masters Championships in Den Helder from 16 -23 May to a new date,  28 November – 5 December 2020. BASED ON THIS POSTPONEMENT AND IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF ALL ATHLETES AND […]

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