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New Guidelines and Documents

The IWF has launched new guidelines in order to assist the athletes and the officials to follow the regulation of the IWF. All of them are available under the Guidelines /Manuals.

Nationality Change Procedure

In case an Athlete wants to change its nationality and represent a new country at international competitions they are required to follow the IWF procedure. This guideline provides a clear picture to each situation and gives practical advices to the Athletes.

Therapeutic Use Exemption Procedure

Athletes may find themselves in a situation that requires the use of particular medications or treatments, and they can also get ill. In these situations they could be required to use substances or methods for the treatment which are on the Prohibited List. In order to avoid a doping violation in these cases the Athletes need to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption.

Membership Application

In case a Federation wants to become a Member of the IWF  the Application Procedure has to be followed. You may find all the relevant information in the application forms.
Application form for Provisional Members
Application form for Associate Members