The first “Barbell-Summit” with the companies manufacturing the weightlifting barbells took place.
The IWF used its right to issue licenses and to specify the kind of equipment at important international competitions.
For the team classification 12-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 points are distributed for the 1st to 10th place for the individual lifts and the total.
15th September, Executive Board Meeting, Stuttgart: Provisional creation of a “Special Methodical Commission”. Competitions only with two lifts (Snatch, Clean & Jerk with two hands).
Approved by the IOC weightlifting featured on the Games with the following criteria: Age group: 16 - 17 years; Categories women: 48-53-58-63-63 kg; Categories men: 56-62-69-77-85-85 kg; Six competitions days and a quota of 110 competitors altogether.