The Hellenic Weightlifting Federation responds affirmatively to the EWF
- 22 Dec, 2021
Following the two EWF announcements sent recently to the continental Member Federations with the invitation to investigate the possibility of supporting the sport activity of refugees weightlifters, with funds allocated by the IOC and IWF through the continental federation, the EWF is pleased to announce that as result of the application and analysis of the proposal received by the Weightlifting Federation of Greece, funds amounting to 14.000 USD for the purchase of weightlifting sports equipment will be allocated to this federation.
The EWF EB identified that "refugees" might be the focus and target of our efforts in Europe and did its best to promote this project among MFs.
The European Weightlifting Federation might be an example of a socially responsible organization and these funds will directly to the regions in danger and to people in need. Sport is a great way to overcome everyday challenges and, at the very least, to provide a chance for a better life through weightlifting.
The formalities imposed by this program will be fulfilled by the interested parties in order to make the equipment available to the weightlifting refugee athletes in the shortest possible time.