Five bodyweight categories are approved: 60 kg - Featherweight, 67.5 kg - Lightweight, 75 kg - Middleweight, 82.5 kg - Lightheavyweight, over 82.5 kg - Heavyweight.Foundation of the „Amateur-Athleten-Weltunion“, predecessor of the IWF, with responsibility for weightlifting and wrestling.For the team classification 12-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points are distributed for the 1st to 10th place for the individual lifts and the total.15th September, Executive Board Meeting, Stuttgart: Provisional creation of a “Special Methodical Commission”. Competitions only with two lifts (Snatch, Clean & Jerk with two hands).
The following categories are valid: 52 kg Flyweight, 56 kg Bantamweight, 60 kg Featherweight, 67.5 kg Lightweight, 75 kg Middleweight, 82.5 kg Lightheavyweight, 90 kg Middleheavyweight, over 90 kg till 110 kg Heavyweight, over 110 kg Superheavyweight.
A time limit of 3 minutes is allowed for competitors.
The organization’s new name is "Internationaler Amateur-Weltverband für Schwerathletik“.
For the team classification 28-25-23-22-21-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points are distributed for the 1st to 25th place.
10th and 11th December, IWF Congress, Athens: Two-Year-Suspension for a first doping offence.