Published on September 15th, 2023

Location: Global

SPORTFIVE Secures Exclusive Media Rights for the 2023 World Weightlifting Championships in China

The 2023 World Weightlifting Championships, a crucial event for weightlifters aspiring to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics, are currently underway in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SPORTFIVE has taken on a prestigious role for the event in distributing the media rights for the Championships in China. The competition commenced on September 4th and will continue until September 17th.

Chinese viewers are able to watch the event live on China Media Group (CMG)channels, including CCTV5, CCTV5+, CCTV Olympic Channel and the CCTV app. This marks a significant moment as fans witness the return of the Chinese weightlifting team to the global stage, showcasing their achievements.

SPORTFIVE, as the exclusive partner of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), will handle media rights distribution for the 2023 World Weightlifting Championships, as for the already hosted Grand Prix in 2023 and the upcoming IWF World Cup in 2024. This partnership builds upon the successful collaboration between SPORTFIVE and China Media Group (CMG) during the 2022 World Weightlifting Championships in Bogotá. This partnership aims to enhance the event's profile, expand its global reach, and provide viewers with an exciting experience.

"We are honored to renew our cooperation with CMG. We believe that this partnership will not only enrich CMG's sports content portfolio but also amplify the awareness and influence of the World Weightlifting Championships in the Chinese market."


Jerry Wang, Managing Director of SPORTFIVE Greater China

Jerry Wang, Managing Director of SPORTFIVE Greater China, expressed his excitement about the renewed cooperation with CMG, stating, "We are honored to renew our cooperation with CMG. We believe that this partnership will not only enrich CMG's sports content portfolio but also amplify the awareness and influence of the World Weightlifting Championships in the Chinese market. This collaboration provides an opportunity for the Chinese people to unite and celebrate on a grand stage. We are committed to marketing the event within the Chinese market, enhancing event diversity, and delivering the ultimate viewing experience to our Chinese fans. We eagerly anticipate utilizing our extensive experience in sports marketing resources in the future."

SPORTFIVE has a long-standing commitment to the weightlifting community and is dedicated to promoting major international weightlifting events. Earlier this year, SPORTFIVE signed a long-term agreement with the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) for its senior European Championships.

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    While creating and growing long-term value for all, SPORTFIVE often leads the sports business into the future through innovative digital solutions and strives to be the most progressive and respected partner in sports.

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