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Education Seminar at the JWC

The IWF held its Education Seminar in Penang, Malaysia during the 2011 Junior World Championships at the Hotel Equatorial on 6th of July.

This successful edition held and organized by the IWF attracted 45 participants from 20 countries.

The following lectures were presented in regard to current weightlifting topics:

Mr. Sam Coffa, IWF Vice President, Chairman of the Technical Committee discussed Technical issues and rule modifications in Weightlifting with special emphasize on the recent rule changes related to the new costume called “unitard”.

Mr. Attila Ádámfi, IWF Competition Director gave general information about the Olympic Games and presented a report on the progress of “The road to London”. He pointed out some key facts about the IWF’s Competition Management and the Olympic Qualification System.

To conclude, Dr. Mónika Ungár, IWF Legal Counsel gave practical instructions on ADAMS, and a live demonstration about its usage was shown to the attendees. She has explained the rules and responsibilities of an athlete during the doping control.

Please note that all the athletes coming to the 2011 World Championships to be held in Paris, France shall submit their whereabouts quarterly.