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Antalya visit promises high quality World Championships in 2010

THF President Dr. Hasan Akkus and IWF Director Anikó Németh-Móra at the Competition Venue

President of the Turkish Weightlifting Federation, Dr. Hasan AKKUS welcomed IWF Director, Mrs. Anikó NÉMETH-MÓRA for a technical coordination visit in Antalya, in preparation of the 2010 World Championships.
During the visit in Antalya, a favourite seaside resort place in Southern Turkey, all venues and accommodation sites of the World Championships were inspected and conditions were discussed.

The modern multi-purpose venue, the “Antalya Expo Center” was designated as the home for the competitions of the World Championships, which is a main qualification event for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The Expo Center is close to both the Airport and to the accommodation of the participants.

An Organising Committee has been established, whereby the company “Ayder Turizm” was entrusted with the task of managing the Championships. “Ayder” has good reputation and vast experience by organising the 2005 IWF Electoral Congress and Centenary in Istanbul and the 2006  World University Championships in Izmir.

Two 5-star seaside thematic hotel complexes, the “Kremlin Palace” and the “Topkapi Palace” will accommodate the participants in the famous and luxurious Turkish all-inclusive style and system. Further rooms were booked at the adjacent “Veneziana Palace”, as the interest will probably be very high in the month of September, which is full season in Antalya.

Following the usual IWF meetings and Congress, the competitions will run from 17th to 26th September 2010 – with the precise and detailed schedule to follow soon.