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Education seminar at the IWF Clubs Grand Prix

The IWF seized the opportunity of the 1st Continental Clubs Grand Prix and Jr. Commonwealth Championships to hold an Educational Seminar in Penang, Malaysia, before the first competition day on 12th December 2010.

Renowned and experienced lecturers presented the following topics:

Mr. Sam Coffa, IWF Vice-President and Chairman of the IWF Technical Committee started on Technical issues while Mr. Attila Adamfi, IWF Competition Director gave general information about Sports Organizations and Competitions.

Matthew Curtain Weightlifting Manager of LOCOG spoke about the preparations undergoing for the 2012 Olympics. 

Dr. Monika Ungar, IWF Legal Counsel gave up to date information about Anti-Doping issues and presented ADAMS that will be obligatory from the 1st April 2011.

Mr. Aveenash Pandoo, National Coach of South Africa and Development Director of WFA gave information about the latest methods for Coaches.

More then 50 athletes, coaches and officials from several countries such as Malaysia, India, Lebanon, Yemen, Great Britain and from Republic of South Africa participated in the seminar.

Mr. Sam Coffa, who also delivered the inaugural speech, was pleased to note the great interest in this meeting and pointed out the importance of interactivity and practical demonstration during these sessions.