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Second Technical Visit in the lead up to the 2015 IWF World Championships

The second and last main Qualification Event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be the 2015 IWF World Championships hosted by Houston, USA from 20-28 November.

IWF delegates Attila Adamfi, Director General, Aniko Nemeth-Mora, Director of International Relations and Lilla Rozgonyi, Director, Communication and Marketing were welcomed for the second Technical Visit by Janis Schmees Burke, Houston Sport Authority CEO, Michael Massik, USAWL CEO as well as the Organizing Committee Team set up for the event.

The participants will be happy to find that all functional areas will be practically under one roof with interconnecting venues, including accommodation.

The venue to host the event George R. Brown Convention Center is directly connected to the main hotel the Hilton Amercias via two indoor skywalks. Embassy Suites, being just on the opposite side of the road will also be used for delegations and officials.

The delegation had several inclusive meetings with the representatives of the key functional areas such as accommodation, accreditation, competition venue, media operations, transport, protocol, presentation, etc.

Representing Lagardere Unlimited Media, Dennis Spencer, Executive Vice President and Adam Schneider, Program Manager were present to discuss details related to TV broadcasting.

The IWF delegation was content to note that the Organizing Committee is devoted and committed not only to delivering the event at highest level but also to contributing to the promotion of weightlifting in the United States.

Check out the Timetable of the 2015 IWF World Championships through the Calendar.