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The 4th East Asian Games are going on!

The 4th East Asian Games in Macau started on the 29th October with a marvellous Opening Ceremony. The Organizing Committee charmed the spectators with a sensational show including huge live birds! From the nine participating NOCs seven (CHN, JPN, KOR, MAC, MGL, PRK, TPE) compete in weightlifting competitions started on the 30th October. Weightlifting made a very impressive debut on the Games, as already in the first competition (48 kg) the ladies broke the records 17 times setting up new Games, Asian and World Records! The World Record made by YANG Lian, CHN with 117 kg in Clean and Jerk is the first new World Record on the 4th East Asian Games! For further results please

Welcome to the new IWF website!

We are happy to report that we have renewed the website – both in its look and its contents. Its pages are gradually changed with the most important ones already completed. The website has a new structure and a more flexible, more direct and up to date management to allow for faster information and online reporting. We are focusing on the IWF Events and try to meet the expectations of the Media, the Fans of weightlifting and our Partners. Please bear with us as it takes some time to complete the

IWF Secretariat moved to new offices

After 22 years in the city centre, the IWF headquarters have moved in a new location. The „House of Hungarian Sports” is now the home of the brand-new IWF offices, offering more rooms, better technology and modern facilities to help the work . The new address of the IWF President and the IWF Secretariat is the following: 1146 Budapest – Istvánmezei út 1-3. – Hungary The telephone and fax numbers, as well as e-mail addresses have remained the