World Games Central News
World Powerlifting Games/World Bench Face-Off - Event Status Update (June 22, 2020)
2020 World Powerlifting Games & World Bench Face-Off is a GO for October 17-18, 2020!! Today venue host Marc Anderson (owner of Mountain Island Fitness) reaffirmed his commitment that the event will go on as scheduled! Certain social distancing protocol may be in order.
Go to our site blog for the latest developments at https://www.365strong.org/blog
World Powerlifting Games 2020 News Update (Tuesday June 16, 2020)
Event Live Broadcast: Negotiation with ESPN3 and other television/online networks for live event coverage is nearing completion!
Athlete registration is increasing daily, with still more inquiries coming in from throughout the globe
Expect great individual match-ups in all weight classes and divisions
Several National and International Teams will compete in separate World Games and Bench Face-Off team competition
Urgent! If you meet any of the qualifying standards in any division for either the World Powerlifting Games and/or World Bench Face-Off we urge you to register asap!
More news updates will be announced as they happen...stay tuned!!
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, compeition 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 2018 & 2019 World Powerlifting Games were a major success!! Each year the event has attracted 100 elite athletes from 12 nations and 28 states across the USA. Several all time world records fell and many more current international records were achieved as well! Special thanks to our meet hosts, athletes, officials, event staff and supporters for your participation and dedication!!
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the "2020 World Powerlifting Games" has been postponed until October 17-18, 2020 at the spacious Gymnasium @ Moutain Island Fitness, 10030 Callabridge Court, Charlotte, NC 28216. The event facility is only 5 miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). The World Games will include both "tested" and "untested" divisions in Full Power, Push Pull, Squat, Bench (not World Bench Face-Off qualified) and Deadlift only. The 2020 event will also features the "World Bench Face-Off" for Elite level bench competitors.
The buttons shown below provide links to World Games event page, the World Bench Face-Off page as well as "Tested" and "Untested" qualifying standards for Men and Women.
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.
Recently 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!
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 email@example.com. 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.
Past World Powerlifting Game Photos
Here's a few of the photos and videos from this years World Games!