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Happy New Year 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Colleagues,

It is my honor and pleasure to greet all the members of the Weightlifting Family, partner organizations and anybody interested in international weightlifting on the occasion of the New Year.

I would like to pay special attention to our outstanding partners: the IOC, SportAccord, the International Sport Federations and the National Olympic Committees.

In the objective of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games – being a tremendous milestone to every International Federation and the above mentioned organizations – the importance of a harmonized work and cooperation must be established and accomplished. We aim to become an efficient link between all members of the Weightlifting Family providing the latest news and highlights of our sport.

On behalf of the International Weightlifting Federation, I have the honor to present you our new website. Within our constant efforts to improve communication, we are following world trends to fully inform our National Federations, athletes, members and partner organizations about important events through a permanent exchange of information.

Using the latest tools of modern information technology, we further improve the transparency of our functioning and activity. In the aim of delivering the best to the weightlifting family, we created the IWF bi-weekly newsletter SPO(r)TLIGHT in three languages, our Facebook and Twitter Fan Page and a YouTube channel completed today with a brand new and useful website.

To best meet the expectations of the Weightlifting Family, I believe that we must continue our efficient work in hand-in-hand in friendship and unity to promote our history and values to a broad audience worldwide.

Dr. Tamas Ajan
IWF President
IOC Honorary Member