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Don’t miss the Anti-Doping Education Seminar in Riyadh!

Less than a week before the start of the IWF World Championships, our International Federation is delighted to be partnering with the International Testing Agency (ITA) at the 2023 IWF World Championships in Riyadh (KSA) to deliver an Anti-Doping Education Seminar, taking place on September 9, at 10am (exact location to be confirmed).

An ITA Education Ambassador, two times Olympic medallist from Canada, Ms. Christine Girard will deliver a presentation for all interested about clean sport. Moreover, all participants will leave with a nice surprise gift!

Finally, an IWF/ITA Information Booth will be available at the venue from September 9-11 for all those who would like to take part in interesting anti-doping activities! Bring your team and friends and come to learn more about our ILiftClean programme! Quizzes, useful information and practical tips are provided to all lifters and support personnel, giving in a very pedagogic way very useful insights on our anti-doping rules and procedures.

A similar initiative was successfully held last March, on the occasion of the IWF World Youth Championships in Durres (ALB). Back then, many young athletes filled the room of the Seminar and made a stop at the informative booth.

The 2023 IWF World Championships will be held in Saudi Arabia, from September 4-17, gathering around 700 competitors from 120 nations. It is the most important IWF event of the year and it also constitutes a qualification opportunity for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.