IWF encouraged by the sights and sounds at the Commonwealth Games

President Jalood had nothing but praise for the competition and atmosphere of the recently completed Commonwealth Games in the U.K.

More than 15 Olympic and world medalists in continental weightlifting event in Bogotá

The Pan American Championship opens this Sunday in the Colombian capital, which will host the IWF World Championship in December.

Más de 15 medallistas olímpicos y mundiales en cita continental de halterofilia en Bogotá

El Campeonato Panamericano se inaugura este domingo en la capital colombiana que en diciembre organizará el Campeonato del Mundo de la IWF

Weightlifting moves forward, Olympic boxing stuck

Despite the flagrant leadership failures that have driven the sport of weightlifting to the brink of banishment from the Olympics, that prospect could be easing following the vote for new leaders.

End point to the IWF Electoral Congress with the second vote for a Secretary General

The annulled elections of last Saturday will be held this Thursday with the online participation of 158 National Federations who will vote between the Peruvian José Quiñones and the Italian Antonio Urso.

Punto final al Congreso Electoral de la IWF con la segunda votación por un Secretario General

Las elecciones anuladas del pasado sábado se celebrarán este jueves con la participación online de 158 Federaciones Nacionales que votarán entre el peruano José Quiñones y el italiano Antonio Urso.

IWF elects Mohammed Jaloud president as historic electoral congress wraps up

The IWF also elected a female first vice president for the first time in their history

Ursula Garza Papandrea: “If we’re not in the Olympic Games, you’ve effectively stolen the Olympic dream from every athlete who comes after this”

Candidate for IWF presidency says upcoming executive board elections must bring the right team together to save weightlifting as an Olympic sport

Candidate for IWF presidency says “we owe it to our athletes to make sure they are represented by leaders in the best possible way”

Mohamed Yousef Al-Mana believes weightlifters have suffered in the past and it’s time to change that

Russians win their appeals to be included in upcoming IWF elections

The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld the appeals of three Russian officials ahead of IWF elections this weekend.

Colombia and Turkey shine at IWF Youth World Championships

The host country Mexico also had a tournament to remember with 18 total medals. In all 24 countries took home a medal

Tamás Aján and Nicu Vlad given lifetime suspension from weightlifting

The two former officials were sanctioned for activities related to anti-doping rules violations over an extended period of time. The case brought weightlifting unwanted attention and helped place its spot on the Olympic sports program in jeopardy.

Futuros halteristas olímpicos centran la atención en el Campeonato Mundial de León, México

Entre el 11 y el 18 de junio la actual IWF organiza en la ciudad mexicana su último Mundial antes de su histórico Congreso electoral en dos semanas en Tirana, Albania

USA Weightlifting off to strong start at IWF Junior World Championships

The team, led by Leila Cook and Hampton Morris, has already matched their medal haul from last year’s event

Fifteen years later, a Senior World Weightlifting Championship returns to Latin America

With the election of Bogotá, Colombia to replace Chongqing, China, it will be the fifth time an IWF Senior World Championship has been organized in this region after Mexico City (1968), Lima (1971), Havana (1973) and Santo Domingo (2006)

Quince años después un Campeonato Mundial Senior de Halterofilia regresa a América Latina con sede en Colombia

Con la elección de Bogotá en reemplazo de Chongqing (China) será la quinta vez desde 1898 que un Mundial Senior de IWF se organiza en esta región tras Ciudad México (1968), Lima (1971), La Habana (1973) y Santo Domingo (2006)

IWF holds first ever Street Weightlifting Championship

The Olympic capital of Lausanne, Switzerland was the site as some of the world’s best weightlifters took it outside

IWF will take to the streets this weekend in Lausanne

The 1st IWF Street Weightlifting competition is heading to Switzerland

USA weightlifters react to qualification criteria for Paris 2024 Olympics

The process has been simplified since the Tokyo 2020 Games. However, only six athletes per country - three of each gender - will compete instead of eight

Tirana to host 2022 IWF Electoral Congress

The Albanian capital was announced as host of the 2022 IWF Electoral Congress following a recent meeting of the IWF Executive Board. The 2022 IWF Electoral Congress will be conducted amidst the backdrop of weightlifting’s potential exclusion from the 2028 Summer Olympic Games

USA Weightlifting bids for 2022 IWF World Championships once China bows out

After hosting its first worlds in 28 years in 2015, the United States has raised its international profile by bringing in prestigious events and meetings. Covid-19 restrictions forced China to withdraw as host.

IOC sets weightlifting weight classes and schedule for Paris 2024 Olympics

The IOC has accepted the bodyweight categories put forward by the International Weightlifting Federation in December

IWF stands in solidarity with anti-doping division of Court of Arbitration

The court recently stripped Kazakh weightlifter Nijat Rahimov of his 2016 Olympic gold medal

China renounces hosting right for the World Weightlifting Championship due to outbreaks of COVID-19

The IWF will look for a new venue for the event, which is scheduled to take place in less than eight months

A ocho meses China renuncia al Campeonato Mundial de Pesas por los rebrotes de Covid-19

En menos de 100 días la ciudad de Chengdu será sede de los Juegos Mundiales Universitarios. La IWF lanza convocatoria en busca de nueva sede

Nijat Rahimov will be stripped of Rio 2016 gold medal

The weightlifter from Kazakhstan also faces an eight year ban from the sport for doping

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Виборчий конгрес IWF 2022 року планується провести 25 та 26 червня

USA makes bid to host IWF Electoral Congress

The 2022 IWF Electoral Congress is scheduled to be held June 25 & 26

USA makes bid to host IWF Electoral Congress

The 2022 IWF Electoral Congress is scheduled to be held June 25 & 26

International Weightlifting Federation suspends all Russian and Belarusian athletes from competition

The IWF said they are committed to developing and promoting weightlifting in the spirt of the Olympic Charter