The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is a permanent non-profit organization composed of 192 affiliated National Federations worldwide, from all five Continents. Weightlifting was one of the first sports included already in the first Modern Olympic Games 1896.
The IWF was founded in 1905, being one of the oldest International Sport Federations and is the world controlling body for weightlifting.
The IWF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole controlling body for international weightlifting. The IWF is a member of SportAccord and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF).
The ITA is supporting IWF with the delivery of their anti-doping program since September 2019.
IWF currently delegates the services highlighted in blue to the ITA: