World Games Central News

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The "World Powerlifting Games" will be held on October 22-23, 2022 and will feature many of sports best strength athletes both nationally and internationally. Over the first four years competitors have come from 34 U.S. states and 14 different nations!  This year's event venue will be the huge Rise Indoor Sports facility in Advance, North Carolina and hosted by Torque Performance. 


365 Strong World Powerlifting Federation (365 SWPF) was created to unite the world through our sport and empower all competitors.  We welcome all athletes, without discrimination, no matter what gear (or not) they choose to wear to compete or whether they want to be drug tested or not drug tested.  (Athletes only compete against "like" competition.)
Our commitment to the athletes:

Specifically, 1) we promote all lifters, hosts and others that support 365 SWPF before, during and following all federation events, 2) all referees must pass our written and situational oral examinations and each is evaluated on actual performance prior to gaining approval as an International referee, 3) all lifters have access to the best equipment - mono-lifts, competition benches and Rogue calibrated Kilo plates, 4) athletes have a choice to lift to their own walk-up lifting song or not, 5) we put a premium on lifter safety and ensure only experienced spotters are assigned to the platform, 6) we introduce all competitors to the crowd during our opening ceremonies to appreciate the work they've put in to prepare for competition, 7) our awards are awesome, 8) we believe in communication, so the lifters know what's going on at all times leading up to an event (lesson lifter anxiety), and finally 9) we believe in running events that are highly organized, high energy and transparent in nature.

The World Powerlifting Games have been huge successes!! Each year the event has attracted over 100 elite athletes from 14 nations and 36 states across the USA. Numerous all-time world records have been rewritten and many more current national and international records were achieved as well!  Special thanks to our meet hosts, athletes, officials, event staff and supporters for your participation and dedication!! 

Jussi Kananen is the new national chairman for Finland!!
Rauli Tsirekidze of Georgia
International Athletes and Country Leaders Welcome
We would like to welcome all present and former athletes, meet organizers and those that feel that their experience would be an asset to this federation and the sport in your country.  
365 SWPF has appointed Jussi Kananen of Finland and Rauli Tsirekidze of Georgia, 365 SWPF Presidents for their respective nations. Each is plan to promote and organize 365 SWPF events in Finland and Georgia as well as bordering countries! Finland recently had their first Backyard Challenger event...a huge success!
365 SWPF future plans include adding federation presidents in many nations throughout the world! Any requests should be sent to the 365 SWPF International Office by emailing  Please submit job requests along with a complete summary of your powerlifting background, contacts and promotional experience. State why you feel you would be the best person to promote our sport, generate interest and participation and represent our brand to your nation.
Participating Nations




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World Games 2021 Action Shots
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World Games 2022 Partners
Warrior Strength Project
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Venue: Rise Indoor Sports 
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DynaBody Equipment
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Past World Powerlifting Game Photos

Here's a few of the photos and videos from this years World Games! 

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ESP Power
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2019 Worlds Repeat Champ - Carolina Fitn
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Nelda Newton
Matthew Smith untested Best Lifter _ Wor
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All international and domestic fees can be made payable to the following 365 Strong account: 

Name of the Account:  365 Strong Powerlifting Federation LLC

Name of the Bank:  First Citizens Bank

Account #:  009160327716

Routing #:  053100300

International Wire Swift Code:  FCBTUS33XXX

Address:  Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Inquiries Regarding Payment:  Go to

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