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IWF Congress Bangkok THA

The IWF held its Congress in Bangkok, THA at the Grand Four Wing Convention Hotel prior to the 2017 IWF Youth World Championships that kicked off today. Delegates from 56 Member Federations participated.

Congress delegates received a detailed report IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan about the outcome of the Executive Board meeting.

As the deadline for the candidatures of the IWF Elections expired on 28th March 2017, the list of candidates was presented to the delegates. The IWF Electoral Congress will be chaired by Mr. Francois Carrard and hosted by the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association in Bangkok on 29-30 May.

The Financial Report was also presented to the Congress by Alain Siegrist and the delegates approved the Financial Statement for 2016 as well as the KPMG Auditor’s Report for the year 2016.

Mr. Mohammed Jaloud, IWF Executive Board Member and Chairman of the Membership Commission gave a report on membership issues.

The IWF Anti-Doping Commission presented the 2017 IWF Anti-Doping Program and gave a summary of its 2016 activities. Delegates received a detailed report on Anti-Doping related matters.

Mr. Jose Quinones, IWF Vice President and Chairman of the Development and Education Commission gave a summary and statistics for 2017. A total value of USD 524 000 will be allocated to the applying National Federations and update was given on the – also substantial – contribution to support the Continental Federations.

Delegates received reports on the preparation of the future events:

2017 IWF Junior World Championships Tokyo JPN
2017 FISU Universiade Taipei, TPE
2017 IWF World Championships Anaheim, USA
2018 Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires, ARG
2018 IWF World Championships Lima, PER
2019 IWF World Championships Pattaya, THA
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, JPN