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Hidilyn Diaz’s tourney to search for new Philippean lifters

More than 130 lifters from all over the country are expected to take part in the 2018 Hidilyn Diaz Weightlifting Open Championships to be held from 27-29 July at the Meralco Fitness Center in Ortigas, Pasig.   The tournament, which is held with the support of the Manny V. Pangilinan Sports Foundation and the Samahang […]


IWF Prepares to defend Olympic Qualification at CAS

In April of this year, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) announced a radically new Qualification System for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with the principal aim of protecting clean sport. The Weightlifting Federation of the Republic of Kazakhstan has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration in Sport to challenge the Qualification System. The […]


XI South American Games has succsessfully concluded

The XI South American Games held between 28 and 31 of may has successfully concluded in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The first South American Games were held in 1978 in La Plaza, Bolivia.  They have since been held every four years. The Games has an equivalent to the Olympic Flame: the South American Flame, which is relayed […]


IWF Working Group meets to propose new Bodyweight Categories

The IWF Bodyweight Categories Working Group met in Budapest on 31 May – 01 June to begin the final phase of determining the new 10 women’s and 10 men’s bodyweight categories, which will provide greater athletic opportunities, improve inclusivity and enhance competition. The Working Group reviewed the wide-range of proposals which have been submitted by […]


Deadline Reminder: Final Entries for 2018 IWF World Championships!

The deadline for submitting the Final Entries to the 2018 Junior World Championships in Tashkent, UZB running out today, 01.06.2018. Member Federations are hereby reminded to submit their applications with an immediate urgency. We kindly ask you to register your athletes through the IWF Online Entry System: As an alternative, the traditional Entry Forms together […]


Watch the 56th Spanish Junior Championships online!

The Spanish Weightlifting Federation hosts the 56th Spanish Junior Championships this Saturday, 2 June and it is available to watch online!     The completion will take place in the Municipal Pavilion of Cerro Almodóvar in Madrid, from 08:10 in the morning (GMT+2). There will be 51 male and 40 females taking part in the […]


Buenos Aires 2018 YOG mascot has been launched!

The official mascot for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games has been revealed by the Organising Committee today. Named #Pandi, inspired by the jaguar, the country’s most emblematic wild animal found in Northern Argentina. The mascot aims to inspire youth to embrace sport as a tool to make the world a better place, while also raising awareness […]


Turkey’s 2017 Fair Play Grand Prize awarded to Valerios Leonidis

Turkey’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) announced the 2017 winners of the Fair Play Awards last Monday, awarding Greek former weightlifter Valerios Leonidis the grand prize. The winners were announced at a news conference held in Ataköy Olympic House, hosted by NOC Fair Play Commission President Erdoğan Arıpınar and other members of the commission. The three […]


Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games final technical visit concluded

Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General has concluded the final technical visit as Event Delegate on the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games site. The Olympic Village is ready to welcome the athletes, all the weightlifting venues have been completed. During the Youth Olympic Games, the Village will house 6,286 residents, composed of athletes, coaches and NOC representatives. […]


How to Watch the 2018 USA Weightlifting National Championships

This year’s USA National Championships are taking place in Overland Park, Kansas and will begin on May 24th and run through May 27th.   Fortunately for weightlifting fans, there will be two live streams running for the full competition days for the red and blue platforms. For those interested in watching the competition live, click […]