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08.12.2016

News from our Members – Greece

Elections took place in the Hellenic Weightlifting Federation this autumn, whereby Dimitris Valasiadis was re-elected to the President’s position and Konstantinos Korlos was confirmed as General Secretary.

08.12.2016

40 years ago: Melbourne 1956

The XVI Games of the Summer Olympiad finished on 8 December 1956, four decades ago, in Melbourne. 3,314 athletes were present representing 67 nations who vied for glory in 19 sports. That was the first Olympic Games in the Southern Hemisphere. The Australians had to face several obstacles, one of the gravest of which was […]

06.12.2016

Imre Földi receives highest recognition ‘Prima Primissima’

The most popular and successful Hungarian weightlifter, Olympic, world and European champion Imre Földi has received a high recognition from Hungary’s society. Already a member of the elite Hall of Fame, Földi has been awarded the Prima Primissima Prize allocated to the most outstanding representatives of Hungary’s culture, arts, science and sport. In the presence […]

06.12.2016

Jules Sylvain, Canadian weightlifter: 1925-2016

Jules Sylvain (1925-2016) Canadian weightlifter, coach and referee died in Quebec. Jules Sylvain was the very first citizen of the city of Quebec to participate in the Olympic Games (men-women, winter-summer, all sports combined). He was a great athlete who competed in two Olympic Games: 1952  in Helsinki (10th) and 1956 in Melbourne (9th). He […]

05.12.2016

EWF Coaching Research and Scientific Committee Summary

EWF Coaching Research and Scientific Committee Chairman Mr Colin Buckley presented a selection of events completed during 2016 at the EWF Congress in Eilat, ISR. This included coaching workshops, scientific seminars and Youth development training camps: North European – Latvia (63 participants from 14 Nations) South European – Spain (54 participants from 11 Nations) Coaches […]

05.12.2016

Yuri Vlasov celebrates 81st birthday

Arnold Schwarzenegger sent him an autographed photograph after their 1988 meeting in Moscow and signed it „To my Idol, Yuri Vlasov”.  The Soviet Union Post commemorated his 1960 victory at the Olympic Games in Rome on a special stamp – only to mention two moments in the life of one of the greatest and most […]

05.12.2016

1st Tournament in more than 40 years in Barbados

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of their Independence, the Barbados Weightlifting Association (BWA) joined these festivities by holding the very first single-day-Tournament in the last 40+ years.  This time the Phillips & Springer Classic, on Sunday 27 November, was revived to give the present-day lifters an opportunity to show the world their level of commitment to […]

05.12.2016

United World Wrestling partnered with IWF

United World Wrestling in partnership with the International Weightlifting Federation hold a Strength and Conditioning Course for wrestling coaches in Kuortane, Finland between 16th and 20th November supported by the Olympic Solidarity. 30 participants from 17 countries participated at the course where IWF experts, Mr. Tamas Feher and Ms. Karoliina Lundahl delivered theoretical and practical […]

05.12.2016

EWF Executive Board Meeting and Congress

On 1st December 2016, the European Weightlifting Federation held its Executive Board meeting opened by its President Dr. Antonio Urso. The Israel Weightlifting Federation President Oren Shai gave information about the upcoming European Junior and U23 Championships. The Congress was held on 2nd December. EWF General Secretary Dr. Hasan Akkus informed the members about the […]

02.12.2016

Switzerland upgrades coaching by Seminars

One with old traditions but less-than-required presence in the weightlifting scene in our days, the Swiss Weightlifting Federation organized a two-part Seminar within the framework of the IWF Development Program. The first part of the coaching course was held in May while the second part took place during the last weekend of November. Gabriel Prongué and […]

01.12.2016

IWF DP Seminars in Chile

The Chilean Weightlifting Federation started to develop Basic Weightlifting Seminars in the framework of the IWF Development Program. As Chile is divided into 15 regions, the complete program includes seminars in 15 different cities. The aim is to improve weightlifting where it is underdeveloped and to consolidate it where it is strong. The last seminars […]

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