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08.04.2021

2021 IWF Junior World Championships – Tashkent (UZB)

After decision of the IWF Executive Board, the 2021 IWF Junior World Championships will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan between 21-31 May 2021.

The updated program of the Competition is planned as follows:

21-22 May 2021 IWF Executive Board Meeting
23-31 May 2021 Competition

Since the dates of the competition did not change, only the host country, the previously submitted preliminary list (LONG LIST) will be considered for the competition. 

The countries are able to finalize the number of competing athletes from their country until 21 April 2021, however, new athletes can not be added to the list.

According to the IWF TCRR, the final number of competitors can only be a maximum of 10 athletes (+ 2 Reserves) per gender, which shall be selected by the Final Entry deadline (21 April 2021).

Athletes shall also comply with the Anti-Doping requirements and rules of the IWF in regards to World Championships as follows:

In accordance with article 5.5.16 of the IWF Anti-Doping Rules 2021 whereabouts information of the athletes shall be submitted at minimum three (3) months prior to the event.
Athletes who wish to compete at the IWF Junior World Championships shall submit their whereabouts information for the period outlined above at the latest on 23 FEBRUARY 2021.
An Athlete who does not comply with this provision may be subject to consequences for non-compliance with the IWF Anti-Doping Rules, such as being not eligible to compete at the 2021 IWF Junior World Championships.

More information on the Regulations and Forms can be found here

01.04.2021

IWF Executive Board Announces Key Developments in Olympic Qualifying, Governance Reform and Anti-Doping

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board today announced key outcomes of recent meetings, affecting Olympic Qualifying, governance reform and anti-doping. On Olympic qualifying, the ongoing issues arising from the pandemic have resulted in the IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships being moved from Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Tashkent in Uzbekistan. The […]

30.03.2021

Online Seminar in Lesotho

Due to the global pandemic situation, Lesotho could not organize the seminar within IWF Development Program in person, but fortunately they were able to do it virtually. Mr. Milan Mihajlovic, IWF TC Member was glad to give online lectures to show participants the world of Technical Officials. He explained the different roles of TOs during […]

28.03.2021

130th Anniversary of the First World Weightlifting Championships

Exactly 130 years ago, the first world weightlifting championships was held in London in 1891. At that time, the organization of the event needed a shorter time as today as only 7 athletes competed from 6 countries. The first world champion was Edward Lawrence Levy from England. Only one gold medal was allocated as no […]

24.03.2021

Female Focus II Webinar – IWF Women’s Commission

The IWF Women’s Commission is organizing its second Female Focus webinar on 26 March 2021 at 9PM CET after the first successful Female Focus webinar. The webinar will be held on Zoom and can also be followed at the IWF YouTube Channel during and after the webinar. Experts and topics: Jenny Ortiz Cárdenaz, MSc – Barriers […]

22.03.2021

IOC and IPC Respect and Accept Japanese Decision on Overseas Spectators

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) were today informed by the Japanese parties in the five-parties meeting about their conclusion regarding overseas spectators at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 this summer. For the reason of the safety of every Games participant and the Japanese people, their conclusion is […]

18.03.2021

President of Turkmenistan Awarded the Honored Athlete of the Country

On March 10, 2021, an awarding ceremony of the merited athletes of the country with the participation of the President of Turkmenistan, President of the National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was held in the Sports Complex of the Martial Arts of the Olympic town. The ceremony was attended by the members of the […]

10.03.2021

Thomas Bach Re-Elected as IOC President for Second Term

Olympic champion Thomas Bach has been re-elected for an additional four-year term as President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). At the 137th IOC Session held virtually today, the 67-year-old German received 93 yes and 1 no votes from the 94 valid votes. Thomas Bach, who won gold in with the German foil fencing team at […]

05.03.2021

Update – Extension of the Tokyo 2020 Qualification Period

The International Olympic Committee approved the request of the International Weightlifting Federation on the extension of the Tokyo 2020 Qualification Period. According to this decision, the East Asian Championships, South-American, Ibero-American & OPEN Senior Championships, and the 2021 IWF Junior World Championships maintain their status as an Olympic Qualification events. Please note that the IWF Competition Calendar was modified accordingly. The […]

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. […]

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