Today we are shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Samoan Powerlifting Federation President and Coach, Aitken Fruean. Aitken was a very well respected member of the IPF community, a dedicated and selfless Coach and a true gentleman. On behalf of all in the IPF and the Executive Committee, I offer my sincere condolences to Aitken's wife and family, his athletes, friends and all who are grieving. Rest in Peace, Aitken Fruean. 


Gaston Parage
IPF President

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Dear lifters, officials,

Now at the conclusion of the World Open Powerlifting Championships in Luxembourg, I want to thank all lifters for your outstanding performances and all officials for the work you have done.
Many world records were achieved and we witnessed some great fights at this championship.
It was very exciting to see all our lifters fighting for each place and some were very close to each other, not only for the first place but also to have the best place possible. 

I can only s

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Dear members of the IPF

Here is the link to the official webpage for the Open Worlds in Luxemburg, if you haven't already visited it, please do as it is up to date with all the Newsletters and all relevant information.
 
I kindly ask you to promote the link by adding it to the news section on your national and regional webpages. Please inform the lifters and officials who will attend the open worlds to read the Newsletters carefully as they contain all the necessary information. 
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It is with great sadness to notify every one of the passing of Jean-Claude on the evening of August 31, 2015. Jean-Claude died after a long struggle with cancer. Jean-Claude was the Chairman of our Law & Legislation Committee and served our sport with the utmost commitment and dedication both at the National and International Level. On behalf of the entire executive committee and the entire IPF Family we send our sincerest condolences to Jean Claude’s wife, family and friends. Our hearts and...

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Dear IPF powerlifters, officials and friends from around the world,
In June, our major sponsor Eleiko Sport threw down a challenge – between them and us, who would be the first to 100,000 Facebook “likes”. 

It is with great joy that I announce, that with your overwhelming support, the IPF achieved this significant milestone first!
In fact, this is a significant number of “likes” for any sporting organization and demonstrates our growing popularity and coverage throughout the world.
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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...

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World Bench Press Championship - Sundsvall 2015

All good things must come to an end, and so it is that the superbly organized World Bench Press Championships in Sundsvall have drawn to a close.

In the end, 40 Men's World and European records and 32 Women's World and European records were broken, and numerous other regional and national records were set.

It was a such a great display of strength from our lifters - Mind and Body!

We had a live, capacity crowd of over 800 on the last day of...

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Greetings my dear friends, 

It is with great pleasure for me to welcome everyone to the 2015 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships that will take place in Salo, Finland. 

I would like to personally thank the Finish Powerlifting Federation for directing this year's championship. Also, I would to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Tero Hyttinen, the President of the Finnish Powerlifting Federation and sponsors Team Nordic Thunder and Salon Voimailijat for their kind and generous support...

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