The Oceania Weightlifting Federation was established in 1980. This year the
OWF celebrates its 30th Anniversary.
As time has gone by the technological age has brought our vast region closer
together. Now with the support of the IWF, ONOC (Oceania National Olympic Committee) , ZKC (Zhangkong Barbell) and the expertise of Miles Wydall we have redeveloped our website on our 30th Anniversary and are very pleased with the outcome.
Currently the OWF and the Oceania Weightlifting Institute are based in New Caledonia. The Government of New Caledonia, together with the City of Mont Dore and the CTOS (Comite Territorial Olympique et Sportif) have built a brand new facility which houses the Oceania Weightlifting Institute and the headquarters of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation.
Our sport is vibrant, particularly in the Pacific where it has enjoyed some great success. In fact
in October 2007, the sixteen Pacific leaders who attended the 38th Pacific Islands Forum meeting encouraged their national sports and Olympic federations to work together with their counterparts in the region to develop and implement regional programs and projects, such as that has been achieved in the sport of weightlifting.
So with our new website we will endeavour to keep you updated with more information not only from within the Oceania Region but also from around the world.