This morning, Eleiko announced that they have been selected by the Houston Local Organizing Committee as the official barbell provider for the World Weightlifting Championships.


HOUSTON – The Local Organizing Committee (“LOC”) for the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships is proud to announce a partnership with Eleiko as the official barbell provider for the World Weightlifting Championships in Houston this November.

“Eleiko is truly excited to be the official barbell of the 2015 IWF World Weightlifting Championships in Houston.  This will be an incredible event as the world's best weightlifters come to Texas to win gold and to set world records. We are certain that the competition will amaze the spectators and be an inspiration for current and future lifters, both in the United States and worldwide. Eleiko will be in Houston to deliver world class-weightlifting equipment for world-class performances,” stated Erik Blomberg, CEO, Eleiko Group AB.

For over 50 years, Eleiko Sport has been a worldwide leader within international weightlifting, powerlifting and strength and conditioning communities. Since 1957, they have delivered lifting equipment to the world’s largest championships, where more than 1,000 world records have been set by athletes using an Eleiko bar. “After an extremely competitive bid process and wonderful partnership offerings from each equipment company on the IWF approved list of suppliers, the Houston LOC is incredibly proud to announce that Eleiko has been chosen for the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships,” said Janis Schmees Burke, CEO, Harris County - Houston Sports Authority.  We are thrilled to be working together with them to deliver a first-class experience for each and every athlete competing this year.”

The Houston LOC partners with the United States Olympic Committee and USA Weightlifting to host the Championships for nine exciting days and nights from November 20 – 28, 2015, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. An estimated 600 competitors from over 188 affiliated National Federations from all five Olympic continents are expected to participate in this International Olympic Committee-sanctioned qualifying event for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games.

The Local Organizing Committee's decision falls in line with Eleiko's history of supplying equipment for high-profile competitions and their reputation for quality weightlifting bars. Eleiko was also the official supplier of the IWF 2014 World Weightlifting Championships, held in Almaty, Kazakhstan.