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IWF Education Seminar in Penang

The IWF will hold an educational seminar in Penang, Malaysia in the frame of the IWF Education Program. We kindly invite all our Member Federations to participate! The seminar is going to be held on 24th October, 2016 at 10 o'clock in Hotel Equatorial. Presentations on the following topics, presented by internationally recognized presenters: Anti-Doping and Medical issues Ethical issues, Olympic Movement Media Training Other interesting topics We expect all the athletes and coaches to participate. Small gifts will be


The following athletes committed an anti-doping rule violation in connection with the Olympic Games Rio 2016. They were excluded from the Games their respective results in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 were disqualified and the IWF is taking over the result management of their cases in terms of sanctions beyond the Olympic Games. ZIELINSKI, Tomasz (POL) - norandrosterone (S1.1 Anabolic Agents) USUKHBAYAR, Chagnaadorj (MGL) - testosterone (S1.1 Anabolic Agents) There is no final decision as regards the measures and/or sanctions relating to the following Athletes’ Rio Olympic Games participation yet: SINCRAIAN, Gabriel (ROU) - testosterone (S1.1 Anabolic Agents) ARTYKOV, Izzat (KGZ) - strychnine (S6 Stimulants) The IWF will not make any further comments on the cases until they are closed. Updated on

Malta Weightlifting Association initiative to promote weightlifting

Throughout the European School Sports Day organised on 30th September 2016, the Malta Weightlifting Association took the initiative to promote the sports of weightlifting. The event was held in the family Park in Marsaskala where a considerable number of children between 9 and 10 years old from the local primary school participated. The event was a huge success as the children were physically active in many other different types of sports. The aim was to promote health and well-being for lifelong learning and to develop social competences among students through fun and meaningful experience. Souce: Jesmond Caruana, MWA