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IWF Announces First Athlete Elections

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The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has asked its member federations to submit nominations for the forthcoming Athletes Commission elections. The elections, a key step in implementing the governance reform adopted earlier this year, will take place during the IWF World Weightlifting Championships between 7 and 16 December in Tashkent. 

IWF Eligibility and Determination Panel has re-commenced its work

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The Eligibility and Determination Panel (EDP) of the IWF has re-commenced its work following the approval of the new IWF Constitution in August 2021. The EDP members, in the same composition as previously appointed by Sport Resolutions, will determine candidates’ eligibility to stand in the December 2021 Elections in accordance with the criteria as set out in the new Constitution. Sport Resolutions will act as the secretariat to the EDP during the course of its work. The EDP’s updated Terms of Reference can be accessed via the related-links tab on the right-hand side.

The International Testing Agency to manage entire weightlifting anti-doping program independently until 2024 and to prosecute any violation resulting from the latest report by WADA I&I


The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) extends its agreement with the International Testing Agency (ITA) by four years until 2024 for the independent management of its complete anti-doping program. The ITA also welcomes the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Intelligence & Investigations report on weightlifting, which will help in the pursuit of violations of the IWF anti-doping rules.

IWF Election Postponed Pending Resolution Of Outstanding Legal Issues

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A meeting of the IWF Executive Board yesterday considered the written legal opinion sent by the independent IWF Legal Commission which made it clear the proper legal foundations for the planned IWF Elections had not yet been fully complied. Due to this reason the IWF Executive Board decided, that the Electoral Congress, scheduled for 20-21 December, will not therefore see voting take place on those days. However, the IWF wishes to move forward by holding a General Congress with all other points on the original agenda on 20-21 December 2021. Therefore, preparations will move forward with the same conditions as it was communicated by the IWF before.

IWF Executive Board Meets, Decides Good Governance Provisions

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The IWF Executive Board met online and in person in Jeddah, Saud-Arabia and discussed good governance measures, making several key decisions aimed at implementing the recently-adopted Constitution at the heart of the IWF’s reforms. The decisions focused on provisions for the various upcoming elections and ensuring they are conducted according to high levels of integrity.

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