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IWF Anti-Doping and Methodology of Training Science Seminars in Tehran

On the occasion of the IWF Grand Prix – 1st International Fajr Cup held in Tehran, Iran from 30th May to 2nd June, the IWF delivered an Anti-Doping Seminar and a Methodology of Training Science Seminar aiming to tackle the most recent actualities in both fields and raising awareness to all possible problems they might raise.An opening speech was given by both Dr. Tamás Aján, IWF President and Mr. Ali Moradi, President of the Iranian Weightlifting Federation in front of more than 100 participants- among them coaches, doctors administrators coming from all the Iranian provinces and foreign countries invited by the IRI WF. Dr. Patrick Schamasch, Chairman of the IWF Anti-Doping Commission gave a detailed explanation on the risks that doping represents for the athletes’ health, fair play and for the sport in general. The outcomes of the new World Anti-Doping Code and the IWF Special Anti-Doping Policy for the Rio Olympic Games were also highlighted in the thorough presentation of Dr. Schamasch.

Following the Anti-Doping Seminar, Mr. Milan Mihajlovic, IWF CRC member made a presentation on Methodology of Training Science in two sessions. More than 70 participants attended and listened to Mr. Mihajlovic who covered many interesting topics during his presentation of three hours, such as: the role of coaches, the importance of warm-up and stretching, bio-mechanics, etc.

At the end of the lectures, an exchange with the audience allowed some final clarifications.

This conference was held within the framework of the IWF’s worldwide Education Program.