Houston to host IWF World Championships in November

HOUSTON - The U.S. Olympic Committee has announced that Houston will be hosting the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships at the George R. Brown Convention from Nov. 20-28. Houston has the honor of working with the USOC and USA Weightlifting as the first U.S. city in nearly 40 years to host the IWF World Championships, an Olympic qualifying event.

Olympic athletes, including Team USA Olympic weightlifters Kendrick Farris and WWE professional wrestler Mark Henry, were in Houston Tuesday for the official Olympic Day celebration and 2015 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships sneak-preview presented by Harris County - Houston Sports Authority.  
The event will feature appearances by other Team USA Olympic athletes, including track and field's Jackie Washington, Michelle Burrell, Eric Thomas and Derrick Brewster, speedskater Chad Paul Hedrick, gymnast Sean Townsend and boxer Raul Marquez.

After the clinic, the children will have the opportunity to take pictures with the Olympians and participate in a special medal ceremony and luncheon provided by official United State Olympic Committee sponsor, BP, and HCHSA.

HCHSA is an official U.S. Olympic Committee Community Partner.

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