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IF Workshop in preparation of Rio 2016

An Interactive workshop was held on 2nd of February 2016 at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne.

Representatives from the IOC, ASOIF and Rio 2016 had presentations followed by a question and answer session with delegates from all the 28 Summer Olympic IFs.

The main topic of the meeting was the preparation and update information of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad.

Today’s concerning issues and challenges faced by the Organizing Committee were also discussed during the meeting mainly due to the 30% budget cut. However, it is important to note that according to the previsions, the Olympic experience of the athletes won’t be affected.

Weightlifting’s situation is favorable and reassuring. Our venue is within the “Rio Centro” in the Barra Zone; an existing cluster closest to the Olympic Village. Weightlifters can reach the competition venue in 5 minutes. We are also lucky to have Pedro Meloni as Weightlifting Sport Manager, whose devotion and expertise is undoubted.

The IWF was represented by Attila Adamfi, Director General and Matyas Lencser, Competition Manager.