This year's World Classic Bench Press Championships was a huge success - The largest ever since we added the classic bench press to the IPF Calendar with 668 lifters with 343 Women and 425 Men. The Championship was held in the city of Vantaa, Finland, which is located near the airport. Transport from the airport to the hotel took only 10 minutes to the headquarters hotel.

The venue was first class with fully equipped Eleiko stations for both the competition platform and in the warm-up area. A...

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During the SportAccord Convention 2018 in Bangkok/Thailand, the IWGA held also it’s annual General Assembly, where they also reported about the 
last World Games 2017 in Wroclaw.
The powerlifting events were one of the prime events and the venue was 3 days full packed with enthusiastic spectators. On the platform there were exceptional
battles for medals and honour. 
This was also well recognised by the IWGA officials and therefore they granted the IPF an „upgrade“ of lifters for the upcoming World...

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The International Powerlifting Federation has been confirmed WADA compliant and continues to be one of the leading international federations leading the fight against doping to protect the rights and provide a clean platform for our athletes!


Gaston Parage, President of the International Powerlifting proclaimed the following:

“There is no place in the sport of powerlifting for doping! Overall, our efforts to ensure the health, wellness and the protection of the athletes is our number one...

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I am very pleased that Larysa got second place in this fantastic battle between many great athletes. It is really a pity that the race was so close to win but in the end some votes were missing.

The IPF has put in a lot of effort to get their members voting in favor for Larysa but also for our sport Powerlifting.

It has been a big success for us to motivate our lifters, officials and fans of strength sports to vote for Larysa.

I congratulate Larysa as I think it is great merit for her to...

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On behalf of the IPF President Gaston Parage and all the Executive Members the IPF wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year for 2018!

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Dear ladies and gentlemen

In about one month, we will have the Open Equipped World Powerlifting Championships in Pilsen, Czech Republic. We will also have our yearly general assembly at this championship. On behalf of the IPF and my
colleagues from the Executive Board we welcome all of you. One more year is now over and we made again monumental steps forward. The major step forward was the recognition by FISU this year.

Now we are looking forward to organize for next year a University World...

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Dear Athletes, Officials and IPF Member Federations,

Today is a great day for the IPF, our sport and most importantly our University students. Today, FISU sent a letter to the IPF officially granting us recognition and membership to their organization. This decision is a big step forward for Powerlifting, especially concerning our application for the IOC recognition, as FISU is an IOC recognized organization.

Last year, the IPF decided to start with the World University Cup. For this year and last...

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Dear lifters, officials and friends of the IPF,

I want to share some news and provide updates concerning the IPF.

As we continue to work very hard towards IOC recognition we have decided to have a booth together with SBD and Eleiko, at the  2017 SportAccord Convention, in Denmark. The SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier annual event dedicated to engaging and connecting over 100 international sports federations, organising committees, and businesses involved in the development of sport....

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