Despite difficulties faced by the Organising Committee, weightlifting is assured to maintain its centrally located venue at the Tokyo International Forum.

Since the IWF introduced an eighth women bodyweight category in order to achieve gender equality, the request for inclusion on the program of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was officially submitted to the IOC.

The request was also discussed during meetings this month between the IWF and Tokyo 2020 leaders.

Tokyo 2020 also started the collection of discarded electronic devices with the hope of collecting as much as eight tonnes of gold, silver and bronze in order to produce the Olympic medals for the Games.

The International Weightlifting Federation became the first IF to contribute to the Tokyo 2020 Medal Project with the donation of discarded telephones.