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IWF President visits the Olympic Capital

On the occasion of his visit to the Olympic Capital the city of Lausanne, Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President together with Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General hold several meetings with international sports organizations.

They met with Kit McConnell, newly appointed IOC Sports Director.

During the meeting the IWF gave information regarding the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, focusing on the actual qualification status in weightlifting. With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games getting closer, the IOC provided crucial details related to the organization and weightlifting venue construction.

At its meeting with Tim Goethals, ASOIF Project Manager, the IWF President received information about the latest steps made in the development of the International Sport Information System (ISIS) Project.

SportAccord Director General, Vlad Marinescu gave information on the upcoming SportAccord Convention to be held in Belek, Turkey and the parties coordinated the possibilities of a closer cooperation for the future.

Matthew Curtain, Sports Director of the Commonwealth Games Federation informed the IWF about the upcoming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Also the introduction of an athlete quota system / qualification standard for future Games and a Memorandum Of Understanding between the CGF and IWF has been discussed.