International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)

Fédération internationale d'haltérophilie
Federación Internacional de Halterofilia

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History

1905, Paris (France), as Fédération internationale haltérophile (FIH). Name changed, 1950, Paris, to International Weightlifting and Physical Culture Federation -- Fédération internationale haltérophile et culturiste (FIHC), and, 1968, Mexico City (Mexico), to Fédération haltérophile internationale (FHI). Present title adopted 1972, Munich (Germany FR).

Aims

Organize, control and develop weightlifting on an international scale; assist national federations; set up rules; regulate and control world and international championships and competitions; resolve disputes between affiliated organizations; train and examine referees; supervise the activities of continental federations; register world records.

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Activities

Organizes the Junior and Senior World Weightlifting Championships.

Structure

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 174 countries
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Subjects *

  • Recreation
    • Athletics
    • Competitions

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

B2809

Last News Received

2016
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