Dear ladies and gentlemen
In about one month, we will have the Open Equipped World Powerlifting Championships in Pilsen, Czech Republic. We will also have our yearly general assembly at this championship. On behalf of the IPF and my
colleagues from the Executive Board we welcome all of you. One more year is now over and we made again monumental steps forward. The major step forward was the recognition by FISU this year.
Now we are looking forward to organize for next year a University World Championships with the confidence
that we may be able to take part at the next World University Games in 2019. Next year we will organize a Sports for All Championship in Luxembourg. The Sport for All competition will have a unified competition with Special Olympic athletes and IPF lifters. This event will act as a test event for the Special Olympic World Games in Dubai, As part of the Sport of All competition, we will have a competition for blind lifters and possibly Paralympic athletes as well. We...