International Weightlifting Federation World Championships in Houston

The IWF World Championships in Houston marks the first time the event will be held in the United States in almost 40 years. Mayor Annise Parker declared November 20-28th as International Weightlifting Federation World Championships Week in Houston. The week long competition will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

City of Houston Councilman, Dave Martin read the proclamation and the IWF unveiled the Eleiko custom-branded competition lift stage. Guest speakers included:

  • Ajan Tamas Odon, President, International Weightlifting Federation
  • Erik Blomberg, CEO, Eleiko
  • Rickard Blomberg, President, Eleiko
  • Janis Burke, CEO, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority

Tonights opening ceremonies at 7:30P.M.-8:30P.M. is open to the public and is a FREE event and will feature performances by Cirque Du Soleil.

Tickets to the events may be purchased online at

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