In a move that celebrates the spirit and history of weightlifting, the International Weightlifting Federation’s executive board has officially declared October 16 as the annual Weightlifting World Day. This date holds special significance as it celebrates the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2023 to reinstate weightlifting in the program of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.

October 16 will now serve as a day of recognition for the sport’s resilience, its athletes’ dedication, and the global community’s passion for weightlifting.

IWF EB, photo by IWF

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