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GBR National Technical Officials Course

Funded by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) together with auxiliary assistance from British Weightlifting, the aim of the course was to provide technical up-skilling for officials to ensure the officiating at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be of the highest standard.

Held at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre from 29 – 31 July 2011, the course was delivered by Sam Coffa, Chairman of the IWF Technical Committee with the valuable assistance from Moira Lassen, IWF Technical Committee Member.

34 local technical officials participated in the seminar, which then concluded with a practical assessment at the 2011 London and South East U18 & U23 Championships.

‘Not only did the training course provide local officials the opportunity to fine tune their skills, the programme itself created a significant legacy piece for the sport in Great Britain and Northern Ireland – to which LOCOG is proud to have initiated’ said Matthew Curtain, London 2012 Weightlifting Manager.

Following this course, further sessions will be held before the Test Event in December 2011 and then prior to the 2012 Olympic Games.