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IWF Executive Board statement reflecting on the IOC decision

Following the IOC decision dated 9 June 2017, the IWF Executive Board met in Tokyo and discussed the issues raised.

The Olympic movement and weightlifting was indeed shocked by the result of the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games reanalysis and we recognize our responsibility as governing body of the Olympic sport of weightlifting.

Stating that the IWF has always been fighting with determination against doping and those willing to affect the integrity of weightlifting sport, the Executive Board is this time again ready to adopt immediate actions and sanctions.

As a first result of the open discussion, the Executive Board confirms that a high level task force will recommend the different measures and initiatives to accomplish the due goals.

Recognizing that there is always way for improvement, the IWF aims to strengthen the collaboration between the IOC, NOCs and Member Federations that is vital for an effective common fight and prevent such situations.

We are one – with the same message: united behind our sport!
IWF Executive Board