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The IWF Executive Board and Congress concluded in Almaty

After a 2 days Executive Board Meeting and a Congress, the IWF bodies made several amendments and decisions in the following topics and fields:

The new Anti-Doping Policy of the IWF was approved with the effect of 1st January 2015. It was necessary to amend in order to bring it in line with the new WADA Code.

The 2015 Budget was approved by the IWF Executive Board and presented to the Congress.

The Board reconfirmed the IWF’s recognition to the Masters. A special masters Technical Rules addendum and specific masters Anti-Doping regulations will be elaborated jointly with the IWF and Masters Commission.

The Executive Board also approved the amendments regarding the CF contribution for 2015 and reconfirmed the timeline for the application process of the 2015 Development Program while Pyrros Dimas, 3 times Olympic Champion was welcomed as the Ambassador of the IWF Education Program.

Following various requests from the Member Federations which combine different sports, the Executive Board reconfirmed the implementation of the IWF Constitution, i.e. it insists that weightlifting should be governed individually.

It was accepted that the IWF should be included to the Combat Games under the umbrella of SportAccord.

The IWF Congress delegates approved the new IWF logo and modified the Constitution accordingly.

Reports on the preparation of future events were given to Congress delegates:

2014 IWF FISU World University Championships ChiangMai, THA

2015 IWF Youth World Championships Lima, PER

2015 IWF Junior World Championships Wroclaw, POL

2015 IWF World Championships Houston, USA

2016 Rio Olympic Games