The 2000 Sydney Olympic Games held great significance, not only in terms of weightlifting history, but also in terms of universal sports history. For the first time female weightlifters were able to compete at an Olympic Games. In the millennium year, the Olympics were held at the second half of September, where in addition to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Launching the official journey to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Los Angeles 2028, the Local Organising Committee unveiled its Games emblem with the stories that celebrate sport, art and the city’s unique community. Recognising that no one illustration could express all that Los Angeles and the Games represent, athletes, artists and advocates collaborated as LA28 […]
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. […]
During last week, IWF was notified by the corresponding Organizing Committees that further IWF Events shall be either cancelled or postponed to a later date due to the virus. List of IWF Events affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic: October European Championships – POSTPONED – New date to be confirmed (2021) November IWF Youth World Championships […]
In the next 3 days the Weightlifting Federation of Uzbekistan is organizing an online opportunity to the weightlifters from all around the world. For many of the participating athletes this will be the first chance to compete since March this year due to restriction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The online event is held between […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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:
A broadcast will also be available at the IWF YouTube Channel.
Hope to see many you at the webinars!