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IWF President recognized by the CGF

Commonwealth Games Federation CEO Mike Hooper gave a token of appreciation to IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan in recognition of his contribution and commitment to the Commonwealth Games over the last 10 editions in row he participated in.

The Commonwealth Games is the 2nd biggest Multisport (Multi Regional) Games after the Olympic Games. Weightlifting is a core sport included on the Programme since Auckland 1950.

Glasgow 2014 is the 20th Commonwealth Games and IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan participates in its 10th edition in row.

Being the biggest Commonwealth Games ever, Weightlifting is represented with 235 athletes from 37 nations. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is a Qualification event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games only in weightlifting sport.

The IWF highly appreciates the CGF`s will to cooperate closely with the IWF.

Dr. Tamas Ajan said: “Glasgow 2014 is the friendliest Games I have experienced so far and the Weightlifting competition is a real success”.