The 2017 RIG Olympic weightlifting competition will take place in Laugardalsholl Sports Hall on January 29th.
The competition will be broadcast in the national TV (RUV) the 29th of January between 16:00-17:00.
The meet is invitation only, 10 men and 10 females will participate.
Competition Rules will be according to the IWF competition rules
Doping control will be conducted in accordance with the IWF Regulations.
Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded for the first, second and
third places scoring on Sinclair points both for men and women.
Time-line for Icelandic competitors:
20th of December - Invitations sent out
3rd of January - Deadline to respond to invitation,
next person on the yearly ranking list will be invited
17th of January - Final competitors list published
„As a basic athletic activity and a natural means to measure strength and power,
the lifting of weights was present in both the ancient Egyptian and Greek societies.
Boosting its international importance chiefly in the 19th Century, weightlifting was
among those few sports (alongside athletics, swimming, gymnastics, fencing, wrestling,
shooting and cycling) which featured already on the programme of the first Modern Olympic Games,
in 1896, Athens. Weightlifting is thus the only sport whose history in world-wide competitions
spans across three centuries: from 1891 through the 20th Century until our days, in 2001.“ ref. www.iwf.net
Icelandic Weightlifting Federation
Tel: +354 868 6992
See the results in Olympic weightlifting for the 2015 Reykjavik International Games here