Archive for November, 2018

International Federation’s Forum 2018

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 5: Valentin Egorov, Executive Director International Union of Kettlebell Lifting during the IF Forum 2018 on November 5, 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by Robert Hradil/Getty Images for SportAccord

/Photo by Robert Hradil/Getty Images for SportAccord/

Thomsa Bach - IOC PresidentI took part of IF’s Forum 2018 in Lausanne like IUKL representative. After opening ceremony I had short meeting with Mr. Thomas Bach – International Olympic committee President. This time I had a little gift for him – the badge with logotype of our kettlebell federation and I showed him video from the last World Champioship in Latvia.
Forum was 3 days long. Main topics of the forum were: blockchain technology for money transfer and cryptocurrency; 5G in live sports broadcasting; event\ticketing pricing ect…
IUKL has Observer status in GAISF at the moment. Our goal – to get status of Full member. I made a little presentation for report about our work during this year (IUKL has 7 more members then the last year).
GAISF invites us to take part of the SportAccord convention 2019 in Queensland (Australia). It will be great sports event. More than 100 International sport federations will be represented there, more than 1000 other organizations and more than 100000 visitors. We are thinking witch way of participation will be better for us but we will be there any way!

Worlds 2018, new position in IUKL

World Championship 2018, Daugavpils, kettlebell sport
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World kettlebell championship 2018 was held in Latvian Daugavpils. Really lot of great results!! Many professional athletes! We didn’t know who will win till the end of last minute of each flight. Five greatest absolute world records: Jerk – 176, Snatch – 225, biathlon – 288,5; ladie’s snatch – 213, ladie’s LC – 73. It was very impressive!
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Also we had IUKL conference. 25 delegates from different countries were voting for the new IUKL Board. I was elected as an executive director of IUKL. I’ll be trying to work for better developing kettlebell sport around the World.