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New Constitution and By-Laws unanimously approved by the IWF Congress

The International Weightlifting Federation is having its Congress for the Modification of the Constitution in Azerbaijan’s Capital.

The hosts were congratulated and thanked for their great hospitality. Mr. Azad Rahimov, Minister of Youth and Sports; Mr. Ismail Ismaylov, Deputy Minister and Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation Vice-President received the IWF Award of Merit and Mr. Isgandar Askerov, Azerbaijan Weightlifting Federation Executive Director was given the IWF Gold National Award.

In the first day of this milestone-setting Congress in Baku, the IWF members deliberated and – at the end of a long day – unanimously approved the new Constitution and By-Laws of the Federation. Although the guiding principles and main objectives remain the same, a revamped, modern and fully Swiss law compliant Constitution provides for good governance, transparency and efficient management.

Delegated from 88 Member Federations participated in a lively discussion of the document presented by Maitre Francois Carrard, one of the most recognized Legal Counsel in sport.

The new Constitution will come into effect on 1 January 2013.

The Congress continues tomorrow with the sport’s Technical and Competition Rules.