EWF Coaches Scientific Conference is over in Kosice-SLOVAKIA

EWF President Antonio Urso, Mayor of Kosice Richard RASI, President of Slovak NOC Anton Siekel, EWF General Secretary Hasan Akkus, President of Slovak WF Viktor Guman, EWF Treasurer Astrit Hasani, EWF SRS C Chairman Colin Buckley, IWF Director Attila Adamfi, IWF DE Manager Timea Horwath, Eleiko Company Andreas Andren and 65 delegates attended the conference from 22 countries.

In opening speech, EWF President Urso thanked the Mayor of the city Mr Rasi, the Slovak NOC Siekel, the representatives of IWF and everyone for attending the Scientific seminar in Kosice. In particular, he thanked the Vice President of Eleiko Mr. Andreas Andren who is doing a lot to support our projects. In addition, he thanked the new President Viktor Guman whose father was Karol Guman. Mr. Guman was the brain for the future of weightlifting because he created the under 16 competition in Europe. No doubts that this was a good key to open the way for Europe for this kind of competition. I was a close friend and I wish his son a very good luck.

President Urso also thanked Mr. Pavol Mutatov for organizing this seminar in the beautiful city of Kosice. The EWF President ended the speech by stating The high level of the lectures will give us opportunity to see the science of training. Everything will be recorded and we will transmit in the screening. This seminar is not just for European Weightlifting coaches but for all the coaches of the world and they appreciate this a lot.

The Conference held in two parts as theoretical part in first day and practical day in second day, in first day lecturers made presentation for Weightlifting Training by Andrew Charnaga, Differential Diagnosis of Body Composition and Extracellular Matrix by Dr Dario Boschiero, Sport Nutrition be Sedliak Milan, Adaptation of Cardiac System in power Sport by Prof Dr Paola Emilio Adami, in second day European Coaching Update by Colin Buckley, Weightlifting Technique by Andrew Charniga, Functional Training Movement and Evaluations by Dr Carlo Varaldo and Dr Albano Rubeca, Anti-Doping Testing and Procedures by Dr. Lubomr Guln and Dr. Eva Nyirfa.


Program and Presentations


Recorded videos of EWF Conference


Friday 3rd Hotel

Saturday 4th Gym Hall


Opening & Welcome


Practical 1

Weightlifting Technique

Andrew Charniga


Presentation 1

Considerations on weightlifting Training

Andrew Charniga


Coffee Break

Coffee Break  

Presentation 2

European Coaching Update

Colin Buckley

Practical 2

Functional Training Movement and evaluations

Dr Carlo Varaldo

Dr Albano Rubeca



Presentation 3

Sports Nutrition

Sedliak Milan

Practical 3

Functional Training Movement and evaluations

Dr Carlo Varaldo

Dr Albano Rubeca


Presentation 4

Physiology Area

The adaptation of cardiologic system in power sport

Prof. Paolo Emilio Adami

Anti-Doping Testing Procedures

Slovakia N.A.D.A. / IWF Round Table Discussion with Presenters

Chair: Dr Antonio Urso



Eleiko Drinks Reception




Dinner and Presentation of Certificates



President Antonio Urso welcome speech

EWF Officials and Organizing Committee and guest


European Weightlifting Federation