Under the framework of the IWF Development Program, the Asian Weightlifting Federation held an education seminar for the participants of the Asian Arab Youth-Junior Championships in Doha.
More than 60 representatives from member federations in the lectures given by Dr. Patrick Schamasch, IWF Anti-Doping Commission Chairman and Reiko Kato Chinen, AWF Technical Committee Chairperson.
Dr. Schamasch gave comprehensive information on the fight against doping, on targeted and intelligence testing as well as on major changes in the IWF Anti-Doping Policy – effective since 1st January 2015.
Besides the danger of taking food supplements and possibilities of food contamination, Dr. Schamasch explained the criteria of selection for Anti-Doping Agencies as well as key factors of the IWF strategy with special focus on education and prevention.
Reiko Kato Chinen gave updated information about the changes and rule modifications in the IWF Technical and Competition Rules as well as about specifications regarding the uniform, bandages etc.
Technical Officials present had the chance to clarify crucial questions related to applicable rules.