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Weightlifting Returns to the Olympic Stage for Los Angeles 2028

After a recommendation, the International Olympic Committee has decided to include weightlifting in the program of the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Prior to this, only discussions were held on this matter. Today, on October 16, 2023, this decision was finally approved, and gained legal force during a voting session in India.

Paris will host the Games in 2024, Los Angeles in 2028 and Brisbane in 2032

This marks another significant step in the new policy of the International Weightlifting Federation. It’s worth noting that the leadership of the federation has recently changed, and their goal is to promote the sport on the international stage. Progress has also been made in the field of anti-doping reforms, which were introduced by the new leadership, and executive council of the IWF.

Unlike previous IWF presidents, Mohammed Jalood focuses on concrete actions, and rational dialogue with all international organizations regarding the promotion of the sport. He aims to elevate the sport’s standards to a level where it remains in the Olympic program permanently.

Mohammed Jalood, president of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF)

As we can see, the first step has already been taken, successfully achieving the inclusion of weightlifting in the Olympic program. He stated that today is a moment for celebration, but there is no room for complacency. This is not the end of the expansion of this sport onto the international stage.

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We will continue to monitor developments in the field of weightlifting, and wish their leadership success in this endeavor. The diversification of Olympic programs is a positive step for the overall development of the sport.

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Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
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I’m Tanya, and I just can’t do without fitness. About six years ago, I got into Olympic weightlifting and instantly fell in love with it. Weightlifting is like no other sport – it’s just you versus the bar. Driven by my unwavering passion for an active lifestyle, I’ve been eager to share my personal journey and sports enthusiasm with others. As a journalist and photographer, my interests come full circle, adding an extra dimension to the news column that I curate. This way, I keep my readers updated with the latest happenings in the sports world.

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