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Gearing up for the IWF Congress

The IWF Electoral Congress will be held on June 25-26, 2022 in Tirana, Albania.  The independent Eligibility Determination Panel (EDP) chaired by Swiss lawyer Gabriel Nigon released the official list of approved candidates for the upcoming IWF Electoral Congress.

In a letter shared with the IWF Member Federations and candidates, Mr. Nigon, on behalf of the EDP, provided a detailed explanation of the methodology and process used by the EDC to determine the eligibility of each candidate including detailed investigative background checks. Included in the letter was a link sharing the names of the approved candidates for the position of IWF President, Executive Board and various Committee positions.

The objective eligibility criteria to be met by all candidates are those listed under Article 13.12 and 37.2 of the newly approved IWF Constitution (which can be downloaded from the IWF website). All approved candidates are bound to abide by IWF election and candidate conduct rules.

IWF Interim President, Dr. Michael Irani said, “I would like to thank the Eligibility Determination Panel and chair Mr. Nigon for all their hard work. This is a great day for the IWF as we are one step closer in completing the final task asked of us by our Olympic partners – by utilising and following the IWF’s new constitution (completed in January 2022) and introducing robust independent anti-doping procedures we finally come to a transparent and well-defined Election process to bring in a new era of IWF leadership and direction.”