Mohammed Jalood elected president of the International Weightlifting Federation

Iraqi official Mohammed Jalood was elected president of the International Weightlifting Federation.

Jalood is the first permanent president since Tamás Aján stepped down in 2020 after controlling the IWF for 44 years. He faced allegations that failed drug tests were covered up and millions of dollars were unaccounted for under his presidency. Aján was banned for life last week by CAS.

International Weightlifting Federation

The International Weightlifting Federation, headquartered in Lausanne, is the international governing body for the sport of Olympic weightlifting. The IWF was founded in 1905, and has 192 Member Federations. The IWF President is Mohammed Hasan Jalood of Iraq.

  • Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Founded: 1905
  • President: Mohammed Jalood
  • Affiliation: International Olympic Committee