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Education Program in Antalya

For the 5th time since the IWF has launched its Education Program it is running as a great success. The most recent edition of the lectures took place during the 2010 World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya on the 18th and the 22nd of September with translators working simultaneously in 4 languages: Chinese, Spanish, Russian and French.

Renowned and experienced lecturers were present such as:
Mr. Kyle Pierce, Professor in the Kinesiology and Health Science Department at the Louisiana State University in Shreveport started on Ethical issues and the Olympic Movement.
Mr. Sam Coffa, IWF Vice President, Chairman of the Technical Committee discussed Technical issues and rule modifications in Weightlifting.
Mr. Attila Ádámfi, Competition Director of the IWF talked about another aspect of Technical issues and comptition management.
To conclude, Dr. Ágnes Tiszeker, Director of the Hungarian Anti-Doping Organization and medical doctor gave up to date information on anti-doping related news and regulations. She presented the downsides of doping under medical and sporting terms as well.

In order to best meet your expectations, we are improving our Program and Methods from one Seminar to the other. We would like to draw your attention to the importance of these sessions for the athletes and coaches in order to give them broader information about Weightlifting related topics. Our responsibility is to offer every attendee the same opportunity to receive answers to questions they may have regarding the discussed topics.