It is with great sadness that I share with you today the passing of Professor Jose Monteiro, the President of the Powerlifting Federation in Portugal.

During 2020-2021, Jose was the driving force for…

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Eleiko, one of our presenting partners at the World Equipped Powerlifting Championships, have a fantastic offer for you. 

- Eleiko IPF certified competition bar: 30% discount

- Eleiko IPF certified…

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Bangkok - The UTS World Youth Festival 2022 is happening in just a few days. More dedicated than ever United Through Sports celebrates inclusion, equality, non-discrimination, and peace-promotion.…

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published the 2023 Prohibited List, the 2023 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes, and the 2023 Monitoring Program.

The 2022 List was approved…

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The current list will remain in force until 31-12-2022 and the new list will come into effect on 01-01-2023.

In order to assist with identification, we have introduced IPF ID numbers to clearly …

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It is with great regret that I inform you on the passing of British Powerlifter Roger Powell.

Roger had a stellar powerlifting career with his first competition coming in 1967. Over his early career,…

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History has been written at The World Games 2022!  Our very own Larysa Soloviova was one of the athletes walking in at The World Games opening Ceremony with The World Games flag.  This is an honour only accorded to athletes who have been voted the greatest of all time.  I had the honour of making the Officials’ Oath at the Opening Ceremony and, for the first time, two lifters were Athlete of the Day and they were both powerlifters: Volodymyr Rysyiev from Ukraine and Agata Sitko from Poland.

We had three great days of successful and exciting competition and we give thanks to all the lifters who made this happen.  Once again, we showed the whole world that powerlifting is an exciting spectator sport and that we deserve IOC recognition.  It is our 50th anniversary year and we have worked hard over many years to reach this goal and, although we are not there yet, we keep striving towards it.

We had also a great 50th anniversary banquet and invited our friends and colleagues from the…

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