Please check out the Lifting schedule World Games 2022

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Dear IPF Member Federations,

Please be aware about the following update of companies who will not continue to have their equipment IPF approved in the next approval period from January 2023 till…

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Tonight's prime time session will be broadcast live on Eurosport 1 between 7pm and 10pm CET.

The women's 69kg class will lift back to back with the men's 83kg and we expect fierce battles right…

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We were honoured to have the Minister of Sport and Culture, Mr Dauren Abayev, pay a visit to the World Bench Press Championships today in Almaty.  He met with the IPF Executive and officials of the…

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We are saddened by the recent passing of one our most prominent Masters Bench Press athletes, Mr Mike Settles, from the United States of America.

Mike was a four times Gold medallist, and a three…

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Here is the updated timetable for Classic Worlds in South Africa.

We have now adopted a prime time format to fit better with the TV coverage for this and future World Championships. This will give us…

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Athlete Career Programme

Olympic Athletes Hub

Presidents Corner

The European University Cup took place in Hamm, Luxembourg last week and it was a great success even though we expected more nations to take part.

We are often asked when we will be IOC recognised. The answer is simple - when we all do our homework! We have opened the doors for University Sport and now the national federations must do their part.  Developing University Sport is a key part of our aim to popularise powerlifting and to recruit young athletes and it’s also important for IOC recognition. Therefore, I am kindly asking all our members to follow our lead and to make sure you get in touch with your national Universities.

I want to thank all those Federations who made sure that this competition was a success. The University lifters are very nice, respectful and supportive – this is one reason I like them so much and it gives me confidence in the future of our sport.

For those national federations who have not yet started working with their Universities, please can I recommend…

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