International Weightlifting Federation

International Weightlifting Federation
Nemzetközi Súlyemelő-szövetség
Abbreviation IWF
Formation 1905
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Budapest, Hungary
Region served
Official language
English and Hungarian
Tamás Aján
Affiliations International Olympic Committee

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,[1] and has 187 member nations. The IWF president is Tamás Aján of Hungary.

Originally called the Fédération Haltéphile International (FHI), it changed its name to IWF between the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics.[2][3]

Its affiliated continental federations are:[4]


See also


  1. "About". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  2. 1972 Summer Olympics official report. Archived 2011-09-19 at the Wayback Machine. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 99.
  3. 1976 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 207.
  4. "Continental Federations". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2008-10-19. Retrieved 2008-12-12.

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