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22.09.2020
17.09.2020

Anniversary – Frank Isaac Spellman

Frank Isaac Spellman, one of the most outstanding athlete in US weightlifting history was born exactly 98 years ago on 17 September 1922 in Malvern, Pennsylvania. As a child, he was fascinated by the sight of muscular and strong people, and was determined to be one of them when he is grown. He managed to […]

09.09.2020

Cali 2021: Young Athletes of the Americas Will Reach for the Sky

CALI, COLOMBIA (September 8, 2020) — Everything is ready and arranged in the “Sports Capital of America” and the “Salsa Capital of the World”, otherwise known as Cali, Colombia, for the realization of the first official event for the Cali-Valle 2021 Junior Pan American Games. Panam Sports announced the official dates of these Games one week […]

08.09.2020

WHEREABOUTS REMINDER Q4 2020

This is a reminder that every Athlete included in the International Registered Testing Pool (IRTP) shall submit their whereabouts information through the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) throughout the whole year on a quarterly basis. The deadline to submit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020 is 15 September 2020. Should you encounter any technical difficulties […]

02.09.2020

Weightlifting at the Antwerp Olympic Games – Celebrating 100 Years

It was exactly 100 years ago, that the sport of weightlifting was on the program of the Antwerp Olympic Games in 1920. The Antwerp Games was the seventh modern Olympic Games, and the third where weightlifting was included after 1896 in Athens (GRE) and 1904 in St. Louis (USA). 14 countries and 53 athletes competed […]

02.09.2020
01.09.2020

IWF announces full composition of Athletes’ Commission

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) today announced the full composition of its interim Athletes’ Commission, as the federation continues to take steps towards enhancing the inclusion of athletes in the sport’s governance. The Commission will be chaired by Sarah Davies of Great Britain and comprises five male and five female athletes, with full voting rights. […]

31.08.2020
28.08.2020
26.08.2020

Update on the IWF Youth World Championships 2020

After thorough consideration and by prioritizing the health and safety of our young lifters, it is with great sadness we announce the cancellation of the IWF Youth World Championships in its original form, due to the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, to provide a competition opportunity to the youth weightlifters, an online event […]

21.08.2020

Online Gala of the Hall of Fame of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation

On 22nd August 2020, the Pan American Weightlifting Federation will held the inauguration ceremony of its Hall of Fame. PAWF together with the Cuban Olympic Committee invites everyone to join virtually the ceremony which will be lively broadcasted from Havana. At the ceremony Ms Ursula Papandrea, IWF Interim President and Mr Mohammed Jalood, IWF General […]

07.08.2020

IWF Webinar for International Technical Officials (ITOs)

To educate a wider weightlifting community, IWF together with the IWF Technical Committee is introducing a new opportunity for all French, Russian and Arabic speaker Technical Officials.

One webinar will be dedicated to each of the three languages on such important topics as the rules related to the Chief Marshal, Technical Controller and further crucial areas.

Timetable

French – Thursday, 13 August, 14PM (GMT+2)
Russian – Friday, 14 August, 10AM (GMT+2)
Arabic – Friday, 14 August, 14PM (GMT+2)

To register for the webinars, click on the links below:

French:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6315967973607/WN_m2CGOtijRGmNs6qKe76uWA
Russian:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3315967976892/WN__LPK9t7zQPW3dOMhFTCl5A
Arabic:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/6315967977274/WN_lS-oKfO0RLGioC956nrRQA

A broadcast will also be available at the IWF YouTube Channel.

Hope to see many you at the webinars!

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