|Mohamed Hassan Jaloud|
|Affiliations||International Olympic Committee|
|Expenses (2018)||US$9.19 million|
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), 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.
Originally called the Fédération Haltérophile International (FHI), it changed its name to IWF between the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics.
Doping in weightlifting was highlighted during the 2020 Olympic Games due to historic problems within the sport. Due to corruption, and the failure to establish significant reforms of the International Weightlifting Federation, citing the continued endemic corruption and widespread doping issues, the IOC is threatening to drop weightlifting entirely from the Olympics unless substantial reforms are made to the sport.
Its affiliated continental federations are:
In response to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the IWF suspended athletes, coaches, and support personnel from Russia and Belarus on March 3, 2022, and forbade Russia from hosting any IWF competitions.