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Youth World Championships to be held in 2009

A new addition to the IWF Calendar 2009! – With a view to the 1st Youth Olympic Games to be hosted by Singapore in 2010, a Youth World Championships will be held for the IWF youth age group (up to 17 years) sometime in May 2009, as the main Qualification event for the Games.
Details of the YOG Qualification System are yet to be discussed and approved by the IOC, and conditions for the Youth World Championships will be finalized after the International Olympic Committee’s approval.
National Federations with an intention to host the 2009 Youth World Championships should contact the IWF.