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IWF & AWF messages prior to holding the 1st International Anti-Doping Symposium

Prior to the 1st Anti-Doping Symposium which will be held on 5-8 March in Kish Island , Iran . Dr Tamas Ajan the respectable President of IWF   and also Mr.Mohamed Yousef AL Mana AWF President and Mr.Ali Moradi AWF General Secretary separately welcomed the invites and participants emphasizing on the importance of the above symposium as well.

IWF President firstly apologized to the participants for not being able to attend Anti-Doping and Sports Supplements  symposium  and declared that this is the most significant event in the weightlifting sport since the last thirty years .  Then he added that at the  London Olympic Games there were sixteen positive cases including one  case for weightlifting.

He said this is very unfortunate, however shows that the weightlifting family is on the right path

towards the clean and doping-free weightlifting sport.

Likewise , Dr.Tamas Ajan  expressed  his special thanks and gratefulness  to the great efforts and contribution made by the organizers and high-ranking officials of the above-mentioned symposium .

On the other hand, AWF President and General Secretary expressed that since weightlifting sport has achieved the highest points of success  and prosperity and   with respect to its  popularity  among Asian people and athletes, it can be considered as the glory and honor of the ancient continent .

They both pointed out  that whole world witnessed the great success and victory Asian lifters achieved during the weightlifting competitions of2012 London Olympic Games and on the other hand , everybody observed the assiduity and diligence of the AWF high-ranking officials , managers , presidents and all of the working  staff of the National Federations affiliated to AWF in their fight against Doping phenomenon .


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