IWF Welcomes the Sports World to its Headquarters in Lausanne
April 22, 2022, Lausanne – Today, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) welcomed members from the Olympic sport community to its headquarters at the Maison du Sport International in the Olympic capital of Lausanne. Due to the impact and restrictions brought about by the pandemic, the IWF was unable to celebrate the move of its headquarters to Lausanne a year ago.
The joyous occasion was graced by various executives from the sport world, including delegates from international sport federations and other sport stakeholders. Tokyo 2020 Olympic Champion Meso Hassona, 2021 World Champion and World Record holder in Snatch, Lesman Paredes, and Tokyo 2020 Olympian, Yazmin Stevens, all Athlete Ambassadors of the IWF, also celebrated this day with us.
In the short welcome by Dr. Michael Irani, the IWF Interim President, he said: “It is very important to celebrate our move here to Lausanne as it also marks a move to a new and bright future for the IWF and for global Weightlifting. We are conscious about our past issues, but today we look forward with confidence and optimism. So we are very pleased to see so many members from the sports world present at the IWF office inauguration at the Maison du Sport International in Lausanne”
IWF General Secretary Mohammed Jaloud welcomed everyone saying “We are delighted to finally welcome you to our headquarters in the Olympic Capital. We are looking forward to establishing closer ties within the sports world in Lausanne and hope to see all of you more often. This a celebration of the new and reformed IWF which we bring to you with our global star athletes.”
The IWF shall continue the celebrations onto the next day where it unveils its novel concept of the 1st IWF Street Weightlifting Competition, held in the heart of Lausanne at Le Flon. The exhibition event shall witness 14 world