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DPRK representatives met IWF President

On 18 March a delegation from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea paid a visit to Budapest for a meeting with the IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan.

Mr. Son Kwang Ho, DPR Korea Olympic Committee Vice-President and Vice Minister of the Ministry of Sports and Mr. Ri Song Guk, Executive Director of the DPR Korea Weightlifting Association had fruitful discussions with the IWF President about major sport political issues.

The main topics were the IWF Calendar Events, the upcoming Congresses and the events of the Asian Weightlifting Federation in 2013.

Due to the fantastic results of the weightlifters from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea who won 3 Gold Medals and 1 Bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the sport gained in popularity and receives great support to enhance its development in the country.

On 10-16 September 2013, DPR Korea Weightlifting Association will organize the Asian Junior and Senior Cup & Interclub Championships in the city of Pyongyang. The IWF will give full support for the Federation in order to deliver a successful event. The country will host an international sport competition for the first time and the government as well as the sport authorities are doing their utmost to provide excellent conditions and hold the championships respecting the IWF Rules and Regulations.