IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships - Salo, Finland
The World Classic Powerlifting championships was a great success for the sport of powerlifting.
The competition was historic in nature, as this was the largest championship in IPF History -- nearly 800 lifters (!) Overall, the lifting by the athletes was exceptional and provided a great show for our viewers via the live stream. The venue was exceptionally prepared with plenty of the space in the warm-up, the preparation, and performance areas. The facilities allowed for the athletes to set numerous World and European Records. Well done.
The IOC Sports Department Visit
History was also made as this was the first time ever, an IOC official attended one of our championships. I want to offer my sincere thanks to Mr. Christian Wassmer from the IOC Sports Department for traveling all the way to Salo to meet with Robert Keller, Emanuel Scheiber and I to review our IOC application. I must inform you, the meeting went very...