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Intarat appointed interim International Weightlifting Federation chief

Intarat appointed interim International Weightlifting Federation chief

Sport’s Paris 2024 status back in peril

Maj Gen Intarat Yodbangtoey addresses a press conference recently. Intarat has been appointed interim president of the world weightlifting governing body.

Thailand’s Maj Gen Intarat Yodbangtoey has taken over as interim president of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) after Ursula Papandrea of the United States was removed from the post in a boardroom putsch.

Wednesday’s announcement by the IWF was followed by news reports that the place of weightlifting at the 2024 Paris Olympics was under threat after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it was “very worried” about the latest development in the sport’s governing…

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