Open Worlds 2016 is qualifying event for World Games 2017

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 principles in the Olympic Charter. The IPF thus takes its rightful place as a member sport in this event, to showcase powerlifting’s best and brightest athletes.

Held every four years, the World Games is the pinnacle competition in the IPF calendar. Nearly 5000 athletes and officials representing 25 sports from over 100 nations will attend this spectacular event held over 11 days.

The World Games generates worldwide exposure of the member sports and athletes that compete in it and as such it is our premier event to promote our sport and our best athletes.

I encourage athletes and officials from all of our member nations to prepare now for the Open World Championship in Orlando, the qualifier for the World Games.

For more information, including the selection process for the World Games, consult the latest edition of the IPF Newsletter.

Gaston Parage

IPF President.


“We have the obligation to create the best World Games to show the world of sports the potential and the future of this multi-sports event. We are able to take our event to the next level and to show that we have sports that are of Olympic level. I see the World Games as complementary to the Olympic Movement.”

José Perurena
International World Games Association

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