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20.02.2021
18.02.2021

IWF Executive Board Meets, Makes Key Anti-Doping And Governance Decisions

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board (EB) today agreed key decisions to restore stronger Anti-Doping Rules and ensure eligibility checks of the candidates for the forthcoming IWF elections are carried out to a high standard. “Today’s decisions reflect a clear determination to safeguard the progress made by the IWF in recent years to protect […]

16.02.2021

Elections – Royal Spanish Weightlifting Federation

The Extraordinary General Assembly held this Saturday, February 13, at the headquarters of the Spanish Olympic Committee, has re-elected Constantino Iglesias as president of the Royal Spanish Weightlifting Federation for the period 2021-2024.
 
In this way, the electoral process of the RSWF that had two candidates for president, the reelected Iglesias and Emilio Estarlik, is closed. Finally, Constantino was the winner with a large difference in votes: 48 votes in favor and 10 against and no abstention.
 
Constantino Iglesias will serve his second term at the head of the federation after taking office in 2016, he thanked the trust placed in him and assured that “these years will be full of work, work and more work. Among his main challenges for this new legislature are:
– Implement modernization measures for the federal administration.
– Work to continue improving our national competitions.
– Insist on supporting clubs, athletes and coaches.
– Not ceasing in the performance of building a solid base of young athletes to feed the national team, with the ultimate goal of classifying the largest number of athletes for the Olympic Games.
 
Alejandro Blanco, president of the Spanish Olympic Committee, was present during part of the Assembly and wanted to congratulate the re-elected Iglesias and wanted to review the successes of our sport at an international level and stated that “no country has a weightlifting as clean as the Spanish and that this federation represents, like others, the values of federations, athletes, coaches and clubs. You have appreciated the management that Constantino and his team have carried out during the previous four years and have confirmed his good work at the head of the federation. Here you will always have my support and that of the Spanish Olympic Committee, for whatever you need”.
 
Irene Lozano, Secretary of State for Sports, could not be present during the event, but wanted to send a congratulatory video to Constantino and the new Delegate Commission in which she expressed her “support for the RSWF to work in a loyal, coordinated and effective in favor of our sport and especially our athletes ”. In addition, she sent a message of encouragement and hope to the different levels that make up the sport after the results that vaccination is having in Spain against COVID-19. Finally, she wished Spanish weightlifting every success and that she can soon celebrate them in person with all of them.
 
Source: Royal Spanish Weightlifting Federation –  photo credit: ISAAC MORILLAS / RFEH

16.02.2021

2021 IWF Junior World Championships – Jeddah (KSA)

After the postponement of 2021 the IWF Junior World Championships from March 2021 the dates have been finalized and the Event will be held between 20-31 May 2021. The updated program of the Competition is planned as follows: 20 May 2021 IWF Committee Meetings/ IWF Executive Board Meeting 21 May 2021 IWF Executive Board Meeting 22 […]

15.02.2021
12.02.2021

EDC Joint Statement

The Ethics and Disciplinary Commission (EDC) is composed of five independent members from five different continents, which were recommended by the IWF Continental Federations and ratified by the IWF Executive Board (EB). As per the EDC Terms of Reference (ToR), the Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary were all elected by the members of the EDC acting […]

09.02.2021
09.02.2021

Important Update On IWF Elections

Please find the list of candidates (subject to eligibility checks) here. Please find the interim Ethics and Disciplinary Commission rules, including eligibility checks for candidates, here.

03.02.2021

First Playbook Published Outlining Measures to Deliver Safe and Successful Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Commitee (Tokyo 2020) today published the first playbook, a resource which outlines the personal responsibilities key stakeholder must take to play their role in ensuring safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.   The series of Playbooks provide a framework […]

03.02.2021

Tenishia Thornton wins Atlas Youth Athlete of the Year Award 2020

15-year old weightlifter Tenishia Thornton has been named as the first winner of the Atlas Youth Athlete of the Year. She won this prestigious award after a combined vote by a panel of three sports journalists and a public vote which was held online over the past weeks. Thornton was the only athlete in 2020 […]

02.02.2021
01.02.2021

ITA on behalf of IWF Concludes ADRV Process Against Romanian Weightlifters, Romanian Weightlifting Federation Now Eligible For Suspension

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has been informed today by the International Testing Agency (ITA) of the conclusion of the anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) procedure for two Romanian weightlifters Gabriel SINCRAIAN and Razvan MARTIN. The details of the ADRVs can be found here. The ADRVs bring to four the number to have been asserted against Athletes from the […]

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