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USA Weightlifting selects Eleiko as Official Equipment Provider for 2017 IWF World Championships in Anaheim

Colorado Springs, CO, December 7, 2016 – USA Weightlifting and the Local Organizing Committee, (Visit Anaheim/Sports Anaheim), are pleased to announce Eleiko has been selected as the Official Equipment Supplier for the 2017 World Championships to be held Nov. 28 - Dec. 5, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center. 

    Colorado Springs, CO, December 7, 2016 – USA Weightlifting and the Local Organizing Committee, (Visit Anaheim/Sports Anaheim), are pleased to announce Eleiko has been selected as the Official Equipment Supplier for the 2017 World Championships to be held Nov. 28 - Dec. 5, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center. 

    “We have had the pleasure of working with Eleiko for years,” said Phil Andrews, CEO USA Weightlifting. “We are confident between the equipment quality and extensive event management knowledge, Eleiko will be a true partner in putting on our sports’ most important event in 2017 for athletes from around the world.”  

    Eleiko has been setting the standard for weightlifting equipment since 1957, with the introduction of its revolutionary barbell design. Since then, Eleiko has become the worldwide leader in providing equipment to the international weightlifting, powerlifting, as well as strength and conditioning communities. The company has supplied equipment to 42 world championships since 1963, including the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, and has seen more than 1,000 world records set by athletes using an Eleiko bar.

    “This is an exciting time for Eleiko, USA Weightlifting, and Anaheim,” said Erik Blomberg, CEO Eleiko Group AB. “We are thrilled to once again be the official equipment supplier for a World Championship event. We have been supporting athletes for 60 years, and are excited to continue this tradition in Anaheim, providing the highest caliber athletes with equipment specifically designed to help them reach their goals, become champions and set world records.” 

    The World Championships are returning to America for a back to back events after Penang, Malaysia, the original host city, resigned from the event and Anaheim stepped in to host the 2017 World Championships. This will be the first time the IWF World Championships will be held in the city, which has hosted major sporting events including the 1984 Olympic Games' wrestling matches, held at the Anaheim Convention Center.

    About USA Weightlifting
    USA Weightlifting, a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), is the National Governing Body for the Olympic Sport of Weightlifting in the USA. The mission of USA Weightlifting shall be to enable United States athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic competition and to promote and grow the sport of Weightlifting in the United States. www.USAWeightlifting.org

    About Eleiko
    For almost 60 years, Eleiko Sport has been a worldwide leader within the international strength training communities. Our weightlifting, powerlifting and strength & conditioning products have been delivered to more than 180 countries. They are often seen at the world’s largest championships, where more than 1,000 world records have been set with an Eleiko bar. Eleiko is headquartered in Halmstad, Sweden, and employs people across offices in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Russia and the USA.

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    Press Contacts:
    Rickard Blomberg
    President, Eleiko Sport, Inc 
    rickard.blomberg@eleiko.com
    + 1 866 447 9441 

    Phil Andrews
    CEO, USA Weightlifting 
    phil.andrews@usaweightlifting.org
    +1 719 866 4508
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