The 2011 IWF World Weightlifting Championships this year will be held at Disneyland Paris, France. Below you will find relevant information regarding these Championships.

Competition Rules and Regulations
The competition will be held in accordance with the IWF Handbook rules & regulations of the Handbook 2009-2012. The 2011 WWC will also be a Main Qualification Event for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Please refer to the "Olympic Qualification System". Only IWF affiliated National Weightlifting Federations/Associations are eligible to participate in the Championships.

Awards
Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded in each bodyweight category for both men and women in Snatch, Clean & Jerk and Total.
Trophies will be awarded to the best six teams in total respectively for both women's and men's competitions in accordance with the IWF Team Classification.
Best lifter trophies will be awarded in both women's and men's events.
Certificates of participation will be presented to all participants.

Competition Categories
IWF Categories for Men and Women.
Men: 56, 62, 69, 77, 85, 94, 105, +105   Women: 48, 53, 58, 63, 69, 75, +75

Preliminary Entries
Preliminary Entry Forms must be submitted to the IWF no later than September 1, 2011

Final Entries
The Final Entry Forms must be returned to the IWF no later than October 1, 2011.

Accreditation
Upon arrival, delegations will receive accreditations. Passport photos in color shall be submitted when you send your final entry forms at the latest (athletes and officials).

Barbells
ELEIKO barbells will be used at these Championships.

Competition Venue
The competition venue is the Dome Disney Village.

Training Venue
Training venue is at the Disney’s® Newport Bay Club Hotel (Portland).

Financial Condition
An Entry Fee of US$ 250 per person (including US$ 50 Special Anti-Doping Fee) shall be paid by each delegation for all their athletes and officials.
All payment must be made by bank transfer at the latest 2 weeks before the start of the competition or in cash to the Organization Committee upon their arrival at the accreditation. Bank account details to be published on the 2011WWC official website.


Accommodation
Accommodation will be at the Disney’s Sequoïa Lodge Hotel, Disney’s Newport Bay Club hotel, Disney’s New York Hotel and Disney’s Santa Fe Hotel conveniently located in the Disneyland Paris Village. Hotels offer easy access to Disneyland Paris Village, Disneyland Paris parks and are within walking distance of competition and training venues.  Accommodation will be provided from November 1st to 14th only.

If you want to stay before the November, 1st and/or after November, 14th, please book your hotel via the link below:
http://www.booking.com/region/fr/disneyland-paris.html?selected_currency=hotel_currency&aid=324800&label=disneyland-paris-vpFjwMFAaa_OqfyrcHEj*gS5109914933&sid=001e8599cfadd96578df79a5b52ae58d&lang=en-gb


Normal rates
The cost per twin room (per person) is € 120 .00 this includes full- board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
The cost per single room (per person) is € 140 .00 this includes full- board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Special Offer!!!!!
LIMITED OFFER, FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED!!!

The cost per twin room (per person in Santa Fe Hotel) is € 105 .00 this includes full- board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
The cost per single room (per person in Santa Fe Hotel) is € 120 .00 this includes full- board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Please note that accommodation shall be paid upon arrival at the Organizing Committee accreditation desk (Hotel New Port) or by bank transfer at the latest 2 weeks before the start of the competition.

COMHPIF Bank Account:
COMHPIF 2011
BIC: SOGEFRPP
IBAN: FR76 3000 3023 1000 0372 6008 645

Transport
Local transportation will be provided from Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports to hotels upon the arrival of delegations.
Direct trains can arrive at the Disneyland Train station.

Visas
All participants must check if a visa is required for their entry in France. Please consult the list of countries for which visa is necessary to enter France.
http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/france_159/coming-to-france_2045/getting-visa_2046/foreign-nationals-holding-ordinary-passports-exempt-from-visa-requirements_10876.html. 
If a visa is required, participants will have to apply for visa with the French Embassy in their own country. Please contact contact@paris2011.com for assistance.

Health Insurance
As per IWF Regulation, each delegation is required to have the appropriate Health Insurance in the event of an accident or unforeseen circumstance. All participants will have to be under insurance coverage for travel and accident by their respective Federation before their departure
The Organizing Committee is not responsible for accidents.

Doping Control
Doping control will be conducted during the competition in accordance with the IWF Anti-Doping Policy.

General Information
Average temperature in Paris during Championships: 5-10°C. Electricity supply in France runs on 220V.



Provisional timetable

NOVEMBER 1 – TUESDAY
IWF TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING             10:00
IWF MEDICAL COMMITTEE MEETING                 10:00
IWF COACHING AND RESEARCH COMMITTEE MEETING         10:00
NOVEMBER 2 – WEDNESDAY
IWF EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING                 10:00
NOVEMBER 3 - THURSDAY 
IWF EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING                 10:00
VERIFICATION OF FINAL ENTRIES                 19:00
NOVEMBER 4 - FRIDAY
REGISTRATION OF DELEGATES 09:00 & IWF CONGRESS         10:00
IWF TECHNICAL OFFICIALS' MEETING                 16:00
OPENING CEREMONY
NOVEMBER 5 - SATURDAY
MEN         56 KG     GROUP C             08:30
WOMEN         48 KG     GROUP C             10:30
WOMEN         48 KG     GROUP B             12:30
MEN         56 KG     GROUP B             14:30
WOMEN         48 KG     GROUP A             17:00
MEN         56 KG     GROUP A             20:00
MEN         62 KG     GROUP D             22:00
NOVEMBER 6 - SUNDAY
WOMEN         53 KG     GROUP C             08:30
MEN         62 KG     GROUP C                10:30
WOMEN         53 KG     GROUP B             12:30
MEN         62 KG     GROUP B                14:30
WOMEN         53 KG     GROUP A             17:00
MEN         62 KG     GROUP A             20:00
NOVEMBER 7 – MONDAY
MEN         69 KG     GROUP E             09:00
MEN         69 KG     GROUP D             11:30
WOMEN         58 KG     GROUP C             14:00
WOMEN         58 KG     GROUP B             16:30
WOMEN         58 KG     GROUP A             19:00
WOMEN         63 KG     GROUP C             21:30
NOVEMBER 8 - TUESDAY
MEN         69 KG     GROUP C             09:00
WOMEN         63 KG     GROUP B             11:30
MEN         69 KG     GROUP B             14:00
WOMEN         63 KG     GROUP A             16:30
MEN         69 KG     GROUP A             19:00
WOMEN         69 KG     GROUP C                21:30
NOVEMBER 9 - WEDNESDAY
MEN         77 KG     GROUP D             11:30
WOMEN         69 KG     GROUP B             14:00
MEN         77 KG     GROUP C             16:30
WOMEN         69 KG     GROUP A             19:00
WOMEN         75 KG     GROUP C             21:30
NOVEMBER 10 – THURSDAY
MEN         85 KG     GROUP D             09:00
MEN         77 KG     GROUP B             11:30
WOMEN         75 KG    GROUP B             14:00
MEN        77 KG     GROUP A             16:30
WOMEN         75 KG    GROUP A             19:00
MEN        85 KG     GROUP C             21:30
NOVEMBER 11 – FRIDAY
MEN         94 KG     GROUP D             09:00
MEN         105 KG     GROUP D             11:30
MEN         94 KG     GROUP C             14:00
MEN         85 KG     GROUP B             16:30
MEN         85 KG     GROUP A             19:00
MEN         105 KG     GROUP C             21:30
NOVEMBER 12 - SATURDAY
WOMEN         +75 KG     GROUP C             09:00
MEN         94 KG    GROUP B             11:30 
MEN         105 KG     GROUP B             14:00
MEN         94 KG     GROUP A             16:30
MEN         105 KG    GROUP A             19:00 
MEN         + 105 KG     GROUP C             21:30
NOVEMBER 13 - SUNDAY
WOMEN         +75 KG     GROUP B             09:00
MEN         + 105 KG     GROUP B             11:30
WOMEN         + 75 KG     GROUP A             14:00
MEN         + 105 KG     GROUP A             16:30
CLOSING BANQUET
NOVEMBER 14 –MONDAY
Departure
 
•    NOTE: TIME SCHEDULE MAY BE CHANGED AFTER THE VERIFICATION OF FINAL ENTRIES


Contact
COMHPIF - Organizing Committee
Tel:  +33 1 55091425 or +33 1 55091426
Fax:+ +33 1 55091429
E-mail : contact@paris2011.com 
Website: www.paris2011.com

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