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IWF Congress in Wroclaw

The International Weightlifting Federation had its Congress yesterday in presence of delegates from 40 countries.

After the welcome speech of IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan, PZPC President Mr. Szymon Kolecki followed by PZPC Vice President Mariusz Jedra gave Technical and Program information regarding the 2015 IWF Junior World Championships Wroclaw, POL.

Beside the reports of the 3 Committees, the Congress received a detailed report of the Executive Board Meeting meeting held in Lima on the occasion of the 2015 IWF Youth World Championships.

A lot of attention was devoted to the IWF Development Program and an updated policy previously approved by the Executive Board for the contributions granted to the Continental Federations was presented to the Congress delegates.

Congress delegates also received a detailed report of the Anti-Doping Commission on related matters.

A yearly summary highlighting media presence and press activities for the year 2014 and 2015 period was presented to the Congress underlining the involvement of continents in the press publication. An updated report on LIFT THE WORLD – the IWF Documentary on the sport was presented with feedback from viewers. The documentary now reached a viewership of over 260.000 and is available with Russian sublitles while the Spanish and German versions are being finalized.

The Congress approved the Financial Statement of 2014 presented by the IWF Financial Advisor and an update of the 2015 Budget as well as the Auditor’s Report for the year 2014 presented by KPMG.

Updates were given regarding upcoming events such as: the 2015 IWF World Championships Houston, USA presented by Janis Schmees Burke, CEO Houston Sports Authority and Michael Massik, CEO USAWL, the 2015 IWF Grand Prix & Qualif. Event Fuzhou, CHN, the 2015 IWF Grand Prix 5th President’s Cup Grozny, RUS, the 2016 IWF Youth World Championships Penang, MAS, the 2016 IWF Junior World Championships Tunis, TUN, the 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, BRA.