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11.05.2020

Albanian Honorary President, Gudar Beqiraj has passed away

Honorary President of the Albanian Weightlifting Federation, Mr.  Gudar Beqiraj has passed away on 11 May at the age of 72. During his career in weightlifting, which he started in 1967 as a lifter in the national student team, he held various positions, including the Presidency of the Albanian Weightlifting Federation. From 1996 to 2000, he […]

11.05.2020

IWF Secures Finances, Boosts Support for Member Federations

Lausanne, 5 May; Based on strong financial foundations, the IWF has allocated $500,000 in additional development funding for member federations in order to help them deal with extra burdens imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Following consultation with the IOC, the IWF has also been able to assure members that no advance payment will be needed […]

06.05.2020
24.04.2020

Cancellation of the 2020 IWF Masters World Championships

The IWF Masters Executive Board and active Co-opted Members decided to cancel the 2020 IWF MASTERS World Championship in Orlando and to offer to the USA Masters committee to host the event in 2022, which was thankfully received by the USA Masters committee under Michael Cohen. Already a new date with the same location in […]

24.04.2020
19.04.2020

NWF President, Yahaya Muhammad has passed away

The President of the Nigerian Weightlifting Federation (NWF), Hon. Yahaya Muhammad has passed away this Saturday. Mr Muhammad was 58 years old and died as a cause of a protracted illness. He will be buried in Kano City, Kano Nigeria in accordance with Islamic religious rites. He is survived by two wives, an aged mother, 14 children […]

15.04.2020

IWF Executive Board Accepts Resignation Of IWF President Tamas Ajan

15 April; During an online meeting, the IWF Executive Board today approved the retirement of Tamas Ajan, accepting his resignation as IWF President after 43 years of service to weightlifting. “The IWF thanks Tamas Ajan for more than four decades of service to weightlifting, and most notably for his work in recent years to ensure […]

15.04.2020

European Championships Postponed

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, the Executive Board of the European Weightlifting Federation decided to postpone the 2020 European Championships, due to be held 13-21 June in Moscow, Russia. New dates for the competition will be announced as soon as possible.

14.04.2020

IWF is mourning: Gottfried Schödl (96) is gone

Today, 14 April 2020, the Weightlifting Family mourns the passing away of Gottfried Schödl (AUT), IWF Honorary Life President. Since 1964 on the IWF Executive Board, Mr. Schödl became President of the International Weightlifting Federation in 1972 and remained in this position until 2000. As one of the most significant leaders in international sports, he […]

10.04.2020

Message from the Tokyo 2020 Organisers

Dear Fellow Athletes Hope you are doing well and we wonder how you are spending your days at troubled times like this. No one could ever have begun to imagine how bewildered and irritated you are that you are losing your opportunity to train like you used to, not being able to take part in […]

04.04.2020

Independent Member Federation Sanctions Panel (IMFSP) issues decisions on Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association and Malaysian Weightlifting Federation

Following hearings and the careful consideration of relevant evidence, the Independent Member Federation Sanctions Panel (IMFSP) has imposed disciplinary sanctions on the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association and Malaysian Weightlifting Federation. The IMFSP, which was approved by the IWF Executive Board in November 2018, has the sole authority to impose sanctions on Member Federations, in line […]

02.04.2020

Pan American Youth Championships Postponed

The Pan American Weightlifting Federation held an online Executive Board meeting, where among other discussions related to the problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to postpone the Pan American Youth Championships that was due to be held 23-28 June 2020. The Board decided that due to the lack of ability to train for […]

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