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Second day of the IWF Executive Board meeting in Tbilisi

IWF Development Program

The IWF continues its ambitious Development Program on 5 continents through financing technical help, education programs and trainings – seminars

Rio 2016

Pedro Meloni, Rio 2016 Weightlifting Sport Manager reported on good progress and advanced stage of preparation in weightlifting at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

2018 IWF Junior World Championships

Choosing among five strong candidates, the IWF Executive Board allocated the hosting right of the 2018 Junior World Championships to Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

New Member Federation

The IWF Executive Board affiliated Burundi as 192nd Member Federation

Quota reallocation

The IWF Executive Board voted in principle about the reallocation of 8 Men 11 Women Quota places available (subject to the approval of the IOC).

In order be fair and keep the balance between continents; considering ranking, universality and countries’ representation, (according to the current standing – subject to changes) the redistribution is as follows:

Africa: KEN (M) / MAR (W) MRI (W)
Asia: QAT (M) SRI (M) / IRQ (W) UAE (W)
Europe: GRE (M) ISR (M) / FIN (W) LAT (W) SWE (W)
Oceania: NRU (M) / SOL (W)
Pan-America: CHI (M) GUA (M) / ARG (W) PER (W) URU (W)


The IWF Executive Board approved Financial Report on 2015 and the Budget for 2016 as well as defined main financial strategies for the coming period

Good Governance

As discussed and accepted by the ASOIF at its General Assembly, the key governance principles and basic indicators were endorsed and practically applied by the IWF Executive Board in their activities and decision making

8th Women bodyweight category

According to the IOC Agenda 2020, the IWF Executive Board is fully committed to reach gender equality by introducing an additional bodyweight category for women in order to achieve 8 for Women that would equal the 8 already existing for Men