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IWF signs data partnership with Infostrada Sports

The International Weightlifting Federation today announced it has signed a data partnership with leading full service sports data and media company Infostrada Sports. Infostrada Sports will become the official data partner of the IWF for a three year period until the end of 2017.

The IWF and Infostrada Sports will exchange sports data and content. Infostrada Sports will receive the IWF official results and will supply full athlete biographies, amongst other products and services to the IWF.

Infostrada Sports will also deliver a selection of its renowned “Facts & Figures” to the IWF Media & Communications team around the 2014 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Infostrada Sports will deliver a media guide, as well as general statistical previews about the favourites, about the specific tournament and about historical results.

Infostrada Sports manages the world’s largest sports database, covering close to 300 sports worldwide. Over the past 15 years a data platform has been developed in order to centralise in one place and in a single format, the storage of sports results and biographical data of athletes, which can be exchanged through a universal protocol, thus providing turn-key solutions to its clients in professional sports such as the IWF.

“Infostrada Sports is delighted to enter into this ground breaking arrangement with one of the oldest and most respected international federations, to exchange data and ensure the best quality for media and sports fans,” said Danny Menken, CEO Infostrada Sports.

“We have a proven track record of delivering quality operations and first class content. With our unique services we take a huge issue off the shoulders of the IWF media office in providing media and the weightlifting community with the best possible content. At the same time we are proud that we will collaborate with the IWF to ensure their official results data forms the quality base of our data analysis.”

“Recently the IWF has significantly enhanced the sport presentation and the services to its media and public clients including its Social Media, appearance, branding etc. In addition to its traditionally available athlete database and result service on its website the IWF with this partnership is now able to satisfy the demand from its stakeholders with personalized content” said Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President.