Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, October 16 (Reporter Liu Yang) The official website of the International Weightlifting Federation announced recently that the executive committee elected Yilani, the chairman of the organization’s medical committee, as the transitional chairman, while Yilani made it clear that he would not participate in next year’s chairmanship. Campaign.
The IWF Executive Committee video conference started on the 13th local time in Budapest, Hungary, where the headquarters of the IWF is located, was very dramatic. First, the executive chairman Papandrea was deprived of power on the 14th without her attending the meeting, and only the vice chairman was retained. Identity, obtained the "Thanks" issued by the IWF through its official website; the first vice chairman of the organization, Thai Intalat, was given the function of chairman.
Just as Papandrea was torturing the media, complaining about the internal chaos and inadequate reforms of the IWF, the IWF suddenly announced on the official website of the 15th that the British Ilani was elected as the transitional chairman and will be responsible for preparing the member representatives in March next year. The General Assembly will elect a new chairman at that time.
Ilani also served as the chairman of the Anti-Doping Committee of the IWF. When he issued his presidency, he said bluntly: "I thank the executive committee for its trust. I have no plan to participate in the presidential election. My main responsibility is to lead international activities. The Federation carried out reforms and held a clean and transparent member representative conference.” Irani also thanked the Executive Committee and the member associations for their contributions to the International Federation of Youth Leagues in anti-doping and organizational reforms.
The IWF has been controversial since the beginning of this year. The German TV station ARD has exposed in the program that the IWF’s Olympic revenue has never been audited, and the collection of doping test samples for some weightlifters is not standardized. This program directly led to the former chairman Agen being forced to resign in April, and the American Papandreya became the executive chairman. An independent investigative team is currently investigating the incident revealed in the show.
On the 14th, the International Olympic Committee issued a statement on its official website after learning that Papandrea was removed from office, expressing “concerns” and recognized Papandrea’s work during her tenure, and “fully supported her reform of the IWF”.
Photo: International Weightlifting Federation official website