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Executive Board Members welcomed by the President of Republic of Fiji

The International Weightlifting Federation held its Executive Board meeting 30-31 May in Suva, Fiji, prior to the Junior World Championships starting this Saturday.

On the first day of the meeting, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote President of the Republic of Fiji honoured the occasion with his presence and warmly welcomed the Executive Board Members and the whole Weightlifting Family in the country.

His Excellency and  Dr Tamas Ajan IWF President took part in a traditional Fijian ceremony, Sevusevu, that is usually held prior to prestigious events and to honour respected visitors.

The Executive Board dedicated a 2-days meeting to the deliberation of the IWF Constitution and By-Laws. Recognising the importance of this fundamental document in the IWF’s activities and in order to further improve its governance, the Board worked through a Draft prepared by a Working Group specially appointed to this task. The recommended changes are based on the modification proposals collected from the Member Federations and officials of the Federation.

The Board’s deliberations and considerations were effectively assisted by the IWF’s legal advisor Me Francois Carrard who also worked on the document aligning it to best international practices and the requirements of Swiss Law.

The most recent Guidelines of the IOC are also reflected in the articles and By-Laws to be updated in due course. After this first review, the Draft document will require further study and consideration in several steps before being finally presented to the Member Federations who are to vote on the new Constitution and By-Laws.