A delegation from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) recently traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to meet with members of the United States Anti-Doping Agency. This was the first time an IWF delegation made a technical visit dedicated solely for anti-doping purposes.
USA Weightlifting (USAW) hosted the meetings led by Anti-Doping Commission Chairman Dr. Patrick Schamasch. Also in attendance were Dr. Eva Nyirfa, Legal Counsel, and Dr. Lilla Sagi, Junior Legal Counsel.
The “historic” visit is likely in response to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) requirement that the IWF present how it will handle anti-doping going forward to ensure the sport is clean.