Meeting with the IPF President
On Friday, 18th January a delegation from the International Powerlifting Federation, led by the IPF President Gaston Parage, visited Budapest for a meeting with the IWF President, Dr. Tamás Aján. Mr. Gaston Parage is also the General Secretary of the Luxembourg Weightlifting Federation.
Background of this visit in the beautiful City of Budapest was to inform Dr. Aján, who is Honorary Member of the IOC, regarding the IPF application for IOC recognition. The IPF Secretary General, Emanuel Scheiber, who is responsible for the application, described Dr. Aján the current status quo of the IPF application. Mr. Parage and the IPF Treasurer, Mr. Dietmar Wolf could also add some important items. Dr. Ajan spoke with appreciation about the work of the IPF, especially in Anti Doping and also about how the IPF is handling the contact to the member federations and new member applicants.
Dr. Aján will support a closer cooperation between the IPF and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in which Powerlifting (Bench Press) is already included in the program.
For the future all participants of the meeting agreed to have a closer cooperation between the IWF & the IPF and that it is important to continue with an annual meeting of both “brother” Federations.
The IPF Delegation was accompanied by the Hungarian Powerlifting Federation President, Mr. András Rónaszéki and Mr. Miklós Fekete from the IPF Marketing.