Some interesting snippets from the TC document:
- The 2015 World Championships created a record for the most countries and athletes competing in it.
- A report was given about new technology information system improvements (pdf picture?) and TV graphics (pdf branding examples).
- They’ve purchased video playback technology but are also looking for other equipment. They are currently testing it and only want to use it after it’s working perfectly.
- World Weightlifting magazine was brought online in a new format.
- Technical Officials guidebook(?) was updated but deemed unsatisfactory.
- Electronic change of call equipment is projected to be tested at the 2016 Youth World Championships.
- There was a request to modify the women’s bar on the grounds that it currently presents a risk to the athletes (I’m guessing the issue is probably the bar oscillation and lack of loading length, a detailed report can be read in the ewf scientific magazine, 2nd edition, page 18 pdf). They discussed this with top female athletes, coaches and Technical Officials and no one agreed with the suggestion. They decided not to take action.
- They discussed crossfit again:
The Committee agreed that the active emergence of this activity poses some risk and advantages to Weightlifting within NFs. However, the protection of the IWF is of paramount importance and in some ways steps must be taken to manage the situation as best as possible.
The Committee is strong of the opinion that we should put efforts and energies into the promotion of the Sport of weightlifting as an Olympic and extreme Sport.
- Tapes and bandages cannot be applied within 5cm of the tip of the elbow and may not be applied around that area of the arm.
- They are drafting changes to the technical and competition rules & regulations which will be completed at the next committee meeting.
Financial Report (some differences from 2014 and 2013):
- Marketing, Sponsorship and TV revenues were up just shy of $400k, in 2014 they had $700,000 in TV revenues and $409,930 in marketing and barbell licenses.
- Olympic Revenues were down ~$1.1m.
- IWF shop sales(?) were down from $3,600 to $302 and subscriptions to World Weightlifting were down from $2,727 to $1,703.
- Meeting expenditure went from $445,965 to $185,021.
- IWF marketing started in 2014 with an expenditure of $56,729 (?).