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Mattie Rogers at the 2017 USAW National Championships. Photo courtesy of Lifting Life.

IWF World Championship Final Entry List Published, Can Team USA Podium?

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) published the final entry list for the 2017 IWF World Championships beginning later this month. With 377 athletes entered, which athletes from Team USA have the best shot at standing...
Aleksei Lovchev at the 2015 IWF World Championships. Photo by Lifting Life.

Athletes Competing in IWF World Championships Can Participate in CrossFit Liftoff

The 2017 CrossFit Liftoff, powered by Rogue Fitness, begins November 30 and runs through December 4. The 2017 IWF World Championships in Anaheim, California begin November 28 and run through December 5. Because the two...
Kianoush Rostami at 2015 IWF World Championships (Photo by Lifting Life)

Iranian Weightlifter Kianoush Rostami Denied Visa to Compete at IWF World Championships

Kianoush Rostami is a two-time Olympian from Iran. Rostami won the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in the 85kg weight category and was voted the Male Weightlifter of the Year by the...

USA Weightlifting Names Final 20 for World Team

The 2017 IWF World Championships are less than a month away and USA Weightlifting (USAW) has named the final 20 athletes who will make up Team USA. Sixteen of the 20 Team USA athletes will...
Aleksei Lovchev at the 2015 IWF World Championships. Photo by Lifting Life.

China and Russia Among Nine Countries to be Suspended by IWF

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board decided to suspend the nine countries that produced three or more doping violations as part of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) reanalysis testing from last year. The suspension...
Team USA - 2017 IWF World Championships

USAW Announces 2017 World Championships Team

The 2017 IWF World Championships will be in the United States once again. Anaheim, California, will be host to the top weightlifters in the world November 28 - December 5. USA Weightlifting (USAW) has...
Eleiko at the 2015 IWF World Championships

2017 IWF World Weightlifting Championships Will Use Eleiko Equipment

Eleiko has been named the Official Equipment Supplier of the 2017 IWF World Championships to be held November 28 - December 5, 2017 in Anaheim, California. Erik Blomberg, CEO of Eleiko Group AB said, "This...
Caine Wilkes at 2016 Olympic Team Trials

2017 IWF World Championships Heading to Anaheim, California

The 2017 IWF World Championships were slated to be held in Penang, Malaysia, the site of the 2016 IWF Youth World Championships currently underway. However, Penang faced some difficulties and was forced to resign...
Jared Fleming at 2015 IWF World Championships in Houston, Texas

2015 IWF World Championship Named 2016 SportsTravel Best Amateur Single-Sport Event of the Year

The 2015 IWF World Championships held in Houston, Texas, was named the 2016 SportsTravel Best Amateur Single-Sport Event of the Year by SportsTravel Magazine. The November 2015 event hosted almost 600 athletes from 94 countries. SportsTravel...
Tia-Clair Toomey at the 2015 IWF World Championships

Tia-Clair Toomey Making Headlines

Tia-Clair Toomey is no stranger to the CrossFit community, especially after finishing 2nd place at the CrossFit Games in 2015 and again this year. Toomey, however, hasn't just excelled at the sport of CrossFit....

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