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International Weightlifting Federation
IWF
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Abbreviation IWF
Formation 1905
Type Sports Federation
Headquarters Lausanne, Switzerland
Region served
Worldwide
Official language
English
Interim President
Dr. Michael Sheriar Irani (Interim)
Affiliations International 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, and has 192 Member Federations. The IWF Interim President is Michael Irani of Great Britain.

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

Its affiliated continental federations are:

  • Weightlifting Federation of Africa (WFA);
  • Asian Weightlifting Federation (AWF);
  • European Weightlifting Federation (EWF);
  • Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF);
  • Pan American Weightlifting Federation (PAWF).
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