The European Weightlifting Federation is going to elect new officials to its Executive Board and Committees at its upcoming Congress on 13 April 2008 in Venice. Waldemar Baszanowski, two-times Olympic champion, serving as President since 1999, is stepping down, ceding his place to a new President, while Marino Ercolani Casadei wishes to continue as General Secretary.
As of Monday, 14 April to 20 April 2008, the countries of Europe will fight for the Olympic slots available through this Continental Olympic Qualification Championships on the stage of the famous Italian seaside resort Lignano-Sabbiadoro. The stake being so precious, an enormous number of athletes – 320! – figures in the preliminary entries.
Eurosport will televise the Championships and the progress of results can be followed on the Championships website.