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USA Weightlifting Announces New Roles for Board of Directors

USA Weightlifting has announced its Board of Directors will be led by Nick Maietta and Shameeka Quallo in the roles of chair and vice chair, respectively. Both independent directors, Maietta, of Washington, D.C., was voted to the role of chair and Quallo, of Brooklyn, New York, was voted vice chair in elections held January 11 […]

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USA Weightlifting Names Matt Sicchio as Chief Executive Officer

USA Weightlifting and its board of directors have named Matt Sicchio as incoming chief executive officer. Sicchio succeeds Director of Finance and Compliance Andrea Andrews, who is serving as interim CEO following the recent departure of Phil Andrews. Sicchio will begin his role with USA Weightlifting in October, remaining in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which has […]

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Colorado Springs to Welcome 2023 USA Weightlifting National Championships Week

Colorado Springs, Colorado, will host the 2023 USA Weightlifting National Championships Week for the first time in the national governing body’s 96 years of competition. It is the second time a USA Weightlifting national event has visited the state of Colorado, following the Denver-based 2021 North American Open Finals. The competition from June 24 through […]

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USA Fencing Welcomes Phil Andrews as CEO

USA Fencing’s Board of Directors has selected Phil Andrews to serve as the organization’s chief executive officer, starting August 16. Andrews will take over from interim Chief Executive Officer Jack Gierhart. Andrews will join USA Fencing after nearly a decade of service at USA Weightlifting, including more than six years as CEO. He also served in […]

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USA Weightlifting Bids to Host 2022 World Championships in Atlanta

USA Weightlifting will bid to host 2022 IWF World Championships in Atlanta after China pulled out of its plan to host the event in Chongqing citing difficulties related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chinese Weightlifting Association resigned as host on March 23 over rules that would have required all athletes and officials to quarantine for […]

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CEO Phil Andrews Announces Resignation From USA Weightlifting

Phil Andrews has announced his resignation as chief executive officer of USA Weightlifting, effective July 15, ending a six-year tenure that has seen him guide the national governing body through two Olympic Summer Games and 15 World Championships. Andrews joined USA Weightlifting in January 2013 before becoming CEO in 2016. Andrews led efforts to improve […]

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Largest Participation Strength Event Ever Going to Columbus

USA Weightlifting says that a record number of athletes will compete this week in the 2022 North American Open Series 1 and 2022 National University Championships in Columbus, Ohio, as part of the annual Arnold Sports Festival. The events will feature 1,866 competing athletes, significantly more than have ever participated in a strength event. The […]

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Jourdan Delacruz was the first U.S. weightlifter to make the trip from the USA Weightlifting training camp in Hawaii into to Tokyo for competition. Photo: Jason Gewirtz

Catching Up with USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews

The changing logistics of the rescheduled Olympic Summer Games forced national governing bodies around the world to adjust their plans for training in advance of the Games and during the event itself. In the case of USA Weightlifting, which back before the 2020 event had planned its own training center in Tokyo, the new landscape […]

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Swimmers train at the 2016 U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

USA Swimming Partners with Fanatics on Merchandise

As the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo approach in just a few months and with less than a year to go before the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, national governing bodies are finalizing new partnerships — or extending existing ones — ahead of what for many NGBs is the biggest […]

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A general view of Ariake Urban Sports Park, a venue for skateboarding and BMX competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Despite Barrage of Criticism, IOC and Tokyo Olympic Organizers Resolute About Games

Not since the 2004 Olympic Summer Games were in Athens, Greece — with preparations still happening seemingly until the start of the Opening Ceremony — has the International Olympic Committee endured as rough a run-up to their event as for the upcoming Games in Tokyo. Japan is facing a surge in COVID-19 infections and a […]

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