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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. […]

27.02.2021
25.02.2021

Eligibility Determination Panel members have been announced

Sport Resolutions (SR) has independently appointed the members of the Eligibility Determination Panel (EDP) which will undertake the eligibility determination of candidates for election to the IWF Board and committees in respect of the March 2021 elections. The Panel is constituted of the following individuals: • HH Phillip Sycamore CBE (GBR) • Dr Tanja Haug […]

24.02.2021
24.02.2021

Case of Multiple Anti-Doping Rule Violations of the Romanian Weightlifting Federation referred to the Independent Member Federation Sanctioning Panel

Yesterday, the ITA has informed the Romanian Weightlifting Federation (RWF) that its case was being referred to the Independent Member Federation Sanctioning Panel (Independent Panel) to impose sanctions against the RWF as a consequence of multiple Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) committed by athletes of the RWF. For more information see here. Source: International Testing Agency

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