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IWF Technical Administration and Management Course in Uganda

A Technical Administration and Management course was organised by Uganda Weightlifting Federation under the auspices of the International Weightlifting Federation's Development Program between 11 – 16 September in Kampala, Uganda with 16 participants including coaches, referees, technical officials, administrators and managers from all across the country. Prof. Milan Mihajlovic, President of the Serbian Weightlifting Federation and IWF Technical Committee Member was the expert at this course, who also worked hand in hand with Mr. Ssenkungu Salim Musoke, President of Uganda Weightlifting Federation, International Technical Official and Chairman of  WFA Coaching and Research Committee. The opening ceremony took place on 11th September 2018 at the National Olympic Committee under the guidance of Mr. Ssenkungu Salim Musoke, UWF President and facilitator Prof. Milan Mihajovic. Raising the rank of the event, the President of Uganda Olympic Committee, Mr. William Blick also attended the Opening Ceremony, while Mr. Ssemakula Katende David, Assistant Secretary General and Technical of the National Council of Sports was present too. The topics included preparation of an international event, presentation of new IWF technical rules, the introduction of the new bodyweight categories (valid from 1st November 2018), management skills and best practices. The officials also visited one of the weightlifting clubs and witnessed how the athletes were training. The course ended with a competition, where all the newly obtained skills were put in practice, since each participant was involved. The Closing Ceremony included the awarding gala of the competition and Mr. Musoke expressed his special thanks to Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President for supporting and funding this event which geared to the development and prosperity of weightlifting. The UWF is planning to organize another course with a training camp and competition next year. — Follow IWF: Facebook Instagram Twitter

Coaching Course in Uruguay

Uruguay Weightlifting Federation organized a four-days-long coaching course in Montevideo, Uruguay, in August within the framework of IWF Development Program. The expert was Profesor Aymer Orozco from Columbia, currently working with the Peruvian National team. Totally 27 participants attended the course, which consisted of theoretical and practical sessions as well. Lectures were held about the planning of trainings and the evolution of training, among other topics. During the practical session, participants learned how to correct errors in the exercises. At the end of the course, the coaches took a test, which 20 of them passed. The successful participants received a certificate.   — Follow IWF: Facebook Instagram Twitter

Olympic Solidarity Course in Sudan

In the framework of the Olympic Solidarity Program, Sudan Weightlifting Federation organized a Technical Course for Coaches in Khartoum between 7th and 15th of August 2018. The International Weightlifting Federation appointed Mr. Maged Salama as the expert for this Level 1 course which was attended by 26 participants in total. Lectures were given on: Special physical fitness elements in Weightlifting  How to teach special skills Work of muscles in Weightlifting Rules and Regulations The process of a competition The theoretical lectures were followed by practical sessions. At the Closing Ceremony, Mr. Adel Ahmed Mohamed Elhaj, President of the Sudan Weightlifting Federation and Mr. Hussam Hashim Khojaly, General Secretary of Sudan Olympic Committee joined Mr. Salama handing out the certificates to all participants. This is a great example for all IWF National Federations that through their National Olympic Committee they can apply for Olympic Solidarity funds. — Follow IWF: Facebook Instagram Twitter

Oceania Education Seminars

The OWF held three Education Seminars in conjunction with the Oceania Championships. The Seminars were supported by the IWF through the Continental Support. The Anti-Doping Seminar was lectured by Patrick Schamasch, IWF Anti-Doping Commission Chairman. The aim was to raise awareness among youth athletes, coaches and doctors on the dangers and consequences of doping and provide useful information for all athletes in the field of key anti-doping topics. Mr. Schamasch also highlighted the importance of fair play and the prevention of doping in the sport weightlifting. Representatives from 10 countries took part in the Women Development Seminar, specially tailored for Women. The lecture was held by Lilly Coffa and Dika Toua (PNG), first female Olympian also participated. The third lecture was held by Attila Adamfi, IWF Director General about the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Qualification System. At the presentation the attendees were very proactive, many technical question implementation details were clarified. The Oceania Countries assured the IWF of their full support regarding the new Qualification System. — Follow IWF: Facebook Instagram Twitter

IWF DP Seminars in Chile

The Chilean Weightlifting Federation started to develop Basic Weightlifting Seminars in the framework of the IWF Development Program. As Chile is divided into 15 regions, the complete program includes seminars in 15 different cities. The aim is to improve weightlifting where it is underdeveloped and to consolidate it where it is strong. The last seminars for this year were held in Santiago and Punta Arenas. Participants could listen to different topics. The Seminars were very successful and the IWF intends to foot further Seminars in the