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International Weightlifting Federation

International Weightlifting Federation
Abbreviation IWF
Formation 1905
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Budapest, Hungary
Region served
Worldwide
President
Dr. Tamás Aján
Affiliations International Olympic Committee
Website .net.iwfwww

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), headquartered in Budapest, is the international governing body for the sport of Olympic weightlifting.

The IWF was founded in 1905, and has 187 member nations. The IWF president is Dr. Tamás Aján of Hungary.

Originally called the Fédération Haltéphile International (FHI), it changed its name to IWF between the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Its affiliated continental federations are:[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ 1972 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 99.
  2. ^ 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 207.
  3. ^ "Continental Federations". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 

External links

  • Official website
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