International Weightlifting Federation

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

International Weightlifting Federation
Nemzetközi Súlyemelő-szövetség
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TypeSports federation
HeadquartersBudapest, Hungary
Region served
Official language
English and Hungarian
Ursula Papandrea (acting)
AffiliationsInternational Olympic Committee

The IWF was founded in 1905,[1] and has 187 member nations. The IWF acting president is Ursula Papandrea of the United States.[2]

Originally called the Fédération Haltéphile 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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