International Weightlifting Federation

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International Weightlifting Federation
International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) New Logo.png
TypeSports Federation
HeadquartersLausanne, Switzerland
Region served
Official language
Interim President
Dr. Michael Sheriar Irani (Interim)
AffiliationsInternational Olympic Committee

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

The IWF was founded in 1905,[1] and has 192 Member Federations. The IWF Interim President is Michael Irani of Great Britain.[2]

Originally called the Fédération Haltérophile International (FHI), it changed its name to IWF between the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics.[3][4]

Its affiliated continental federations are:[5]


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  1. ^ "About". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  2. ^ "IWF Executive Board Accepts Resignation of IWF President Tamas Ajan". International Weightlifting Federation. 15 April 2020. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  3. ^ 1972 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 2011-09-19 at the Wayback Machine Volume 1. Part 1. p. 99.
  4. ^ 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 207.
  5. ^ "Continental Federations". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 19 October 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008.

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