Dear Colleagues,


It is with great pleasure and privilege for our nation to host the 2011 IWF World Weightlifting Championships. The last World Championships in France was held in Lille in 1981 and at Paris….. in 1950.

Our Organizing Committee stands ready to give to the weightlifting’s world an unforgettable Championship in the magical venue of Disneyland Paris.

These Championships have added value, as they are also an Olympic Qualification.

Most visited city in the world, Paris is living, moving and evolving every day. The city of Paris, a real postcard placed on both sides of the Seine, continues to shine brightly. Capital of the arts, city of light, known worldwide as one of the most beautiful cities, Paris has an enormous cultural wealth.

We look forward to greet you all and extend our unique French hospitality in an environment of friendship, performance and respect.

As Chairman of the Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite all weightlifting nations to Paris, to be part of what promises to be the best World Championships ever.


Yours sincerely,


Jean Paul BULGARIDHES
Chairman Organizing Committee
French Federation President
NOC Executive Board Member
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