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IWF Congress in Tashkent

Mr. Batir Zakirov, Uzbekistan Weightlifting Federation President and Deputy Prime Minister welcomed the IWF Congress delegates.

After the presentation of appreciations and President Ajan’s address, the delegates received the Quadrennial Report of the IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan, General Secretary, Ma Wenguang and the 3 Committee Chairmen, Sam Coffa, Technical Committee Chairman, Dr. Hasan Akkus, Medical Committee Chairman and Dragomir Cioroslan, Coaching and Research Committee Chairman.

The Congress unanimously approved the audited Financial Statement for the year 2012 and the Quadrennial Financial Report 2009-2012 and received information on the 2013 Budget.

The Executive Board approved and submitted the constitutional Membership list to the IWF Congress. Detailed presentation was given on the Member Federations’ rights and obligations according to the Constitution. In accordance with the IWF Constitution, 147 Full Member Federations were confirmed to be able to participate in the upcoming Electoral Congress with voting right.

Among other important topics, the summary of the Anti-Doping controls and the preparation of future IWF Events were presented to the Congress.

Delegates were informed about the program and conditions of the IWF Electoral Congress to be held on 20-21 May in Moscow, Russia.

An important announcement was made by the Polish Federation: the introduction of the city of Wroclaw instead of Warsaw as the venue of the 2013 IWF World Championships.