IPF Officials were invited to IOC Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland to progress our application for IOC Recognition.

President Gaston Parage and Secretary General Robert Keller took the opportunity to present the latest IPF developments in person to the IOC Sports department.  Ongoing updates will be provided as our application continues to progress through the IOC process.

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Dear friends on Facebook, dear lifters, dear officials,

This weekend we will reach 300, 000 likes on our Facebook fan page.

Last year in May we had 25, 000 likes and in the space of 14 months we now have 300, 000 likes.
This is fantastic and very important for us and we want to continue growing our social media presence!


So I ask those of you who have not yet liked our page to please do so and help us achieve 500, 000 likes.
Please share our page with all your Facebook friends so they can...

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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Many of you are curious about how the 1st University Cup went and how was
Minsk and the Belarus Powerlifting Federation BPF, as it was the first time
for both.
I hope you enjoyed the photographs on facebook and the video streaming on
Youtube but I am also happy to give you some extra feedback.

The first University Cup in Minsk was very well organized and the organizer
spent a lot of money to make sure the lifters had the best conditions and of
course as preparation for the...

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Dear lifters, dear officials,

It is with a great pleasure that we announce that the 1st University CUP will be held from 12 to 16 July in Minsk, Belarus under the patronage of FISU.
FISU is the umbrella Federation for the University Games. Our goal as IPF is of course to become a member of FISU and to take part in the University Games.
For us, university sport is very important as it is wonderful environment to introduce potential new lifters to our great sport. 
It is good to see that 18 Nations...

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It is my sad duty to announce that the former president of the Danish Powerlifting Federation, Mr. Helge Laursen, passed away on 1st of July at the age of 66 years.

He was president of DPF for two long periods.

He represented Denmark at many congresses in the IPF and the EPF. He was also an international lifter and coach. He was an International Cat 1 referee and was present at several championships every year.

He will be missed in Denmark and by many friends abroad. The good memory of Helge...

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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen

As the Classic Powerlifting World Championships in Killeen Texas USA commences, it is important and pleasing to see the biggest number of nations ever assembled, participating here . This is very good for our sport especially  as we in the process of achieving IOC recognition. It is especially a great  pleasure to  see nations such as Lebanon, Libya and Egypt come together here in the spirt of sport. Also we take pleasure in welcoming nations such as Kiribati, Nauru,...

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Dear lifters and officials, dear friends

The first Classic Bench Press World Championship has been held in Potchefstroom, South Africa with 260 lifters competing.
It was not bad attendance but not what we expected. I think it was because it this event was decided at the congress meeting in November and so it was not enough time for all the nations to make changes in their calendar.

So we are confident that next year many more lifters will take part. Nonetheless, a lot of records were achieved and...

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Dear lifters, officials and friends,

The World Equipped Bench Press Championship held In Rödby, Denmark is now over.
Firstly, I am very sad that I could not be there as it was a well-organized World Championship.
I want to express my thanks to Anders Pedersen, his team and the Danish Powerlifting Federation who organized this great championship.

They took over when our good friend, Tommy Knudsen passed away. I am sure Tommy would be proud of you all for making this championships a big success.


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