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IWF at the University of Tsukuba (TIAS)

IWF representatives were invited to Tsukuba International Academy for Sport Studies (TIAS) at University of Tsukuba, Tokyo for the final presentation of the students concluding their studies at Sport and Gender Modules.

Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General and Dr. Dominik Dörr, IWF Medical Committee member and ASOIF Medical and Scientific Working Group member were invited being actively involved in the Transgender issues, received several questions and shared the IWF’s experience and approach to this issue.

The Event started with the welcome message of Ms. Yuriko Koike, Governor (Tokyo Metropolitan Government), former President of the Japan Weightlifting Association.

Students delivered their presentations with special focus on the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and its gender equality challenges.

A group of students, including IWF TC member and Tokyo2020 Weightlifting Manager Reiko Chinen presented Transgender issues focusing on the IWF’s proactive approach.