Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, 

It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of one of the greatest female powerlifters from the Bahamas Powerlifting Federation, Natasha Newbold. 

We have been informed that Natasha passed away on Monday morning at the age of 52 after a long illness.

Natasha was a champion powerlifter and also worked tirelessly as General Secretary of the Bahamas Powerlifting Federation.

Natasha is survived by three daughters and two grandchildren, and I extend my sincere...

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Dear all,

The recent Arnold’s in Ohio was a great advertisement of our sport.  First I want to thank Priscilla Ribic our 2015 World Champion. Aside from all the hard training that she did to become the World Champion in my home country last November, she also found the time to work very hard to put this event together with Larry Maile to make the Arnold’s a huge success.

Both Priscilla and Larry are IPF Hall of Fame members and have been organising this great event over many years with a growing...

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On behalf oft he IPF, I wish you all the best to host this Masters, Open, Sub-junior and Junior Bench Press Worlds 2016 in Lalandia Rödby Denmark. 

Tommy Knudsen former Meet Director and good friend, had sent in the original bid for this event.  Unfortunately, Tommy passed away last year and this has been a very big loss for our lovely sport.  I want to take this opportunity to remember Tommy Knudsen and to dedicate this World Championship to his memory. He was a great organizer and also a very...

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

As we launch into 2016 I bring to your attention the significance of a particular event on the IPF calendar - the Open World Championships in November to be held in Orlando, Florida USA.  This event is the qualifying event for the World Games in 2017 which will be held in Wroclaw, Poland.

The World Games is an international, top-class multi-sport event. It is under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee and thus it explicitly accepts and adheres to all...

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Dear lifters, dear officials,

One more year comes to an end and we have made great progress in the IPF.
All the progress we have achieved is because of our team-work within the IPF commissions, media team and EC members.
Therefore I take this opportunity to thank you all because without this volunteer work from the bottom to the top, our progress would not be possible.

A lot of volunteers work hard in the IPF like this because of their love of the sport and they do it from their heart.
They often...

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Today we are shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Samoan Powerlifting Federation President and Coach, Aitken Fruean. Aitken was a very well respected member of the IPF community, a dedicated and selfless Coach and a true gentleman. On behalf of all in the IPF and the Executive Committee, I offer my sincere condolences to Aitken's wife and family, his athletes, friends and all who are grieving. Rest in Peace, Aitken Fruean. 

Gaston Parage
IPF President

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Dear lifters, officials,

Now at the conclusion of the World Open Powerlifting Championships in Luxembourg, I want to thank all lifters for your outstanding performances and all officials for the work you have done.
Many world records were achieved and we witnessed some great fights at this championship.
It was very exciting to see all our lifters fighting for each place and some were very close to each other, not only for the first place but also to have the best place possible. 

I can only s

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Dear members of the IPF

Here is the link to the official webpage for the Open Worlds in Luxemburg, if you haven't already visited it, please do as it is up to date with all the Newsletters and all relevant information.
I kindly ask you to promote the link by adding it to the news section on your national and regional webpages. Please inform the lifters and officials who will attend the open worlds to read the Newsletters carefully as they contain all the necessary information. 
I will not answer...

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