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27.03.2017

French Weightlifting Federation Elections

The French Weightlifting Federation (FFHM) held its General Assembly and Elections on 25th March, 2017 at the INSEP in Paris. Jean-Paul Bulgaridhes was elected with 67, 16 % of the votes under the vision of a “United effective and shared Governance”. In his speech full of hope he wanted to show respect to his predecessor […]

27.03.2017

Ivan Abadzhiev died at 85

Former Bulgarian weightlifting coach Ivan Abadzhiev, one of the sport’s most successful and prominent figures, died at age 85. Widely known as “The Pope of Weightlifting,” Abadzhiev led Bulgaria to 10 Olympic, 57 world and 64 European titles between 1968 and 2000, making weightlifting the most successful sport in the Balkan country’s. As a competitor, […]

24.03.2017

Patagonia in action

Chile and Argentina have a long common border and many time it is shorter to cross the border than reach another city within the country. The classic example is to compare the distance between Santiago and Punta Arenas in Chile, or between Buenos Aires and Rio Gallegos in Argentina (2.500-3.000 Km), with the distance between […]

23.03.2017

Oscar Osthoff was born on March 23rd

Mr. Oscar Osthoff had outstanding results in weightlifting but also in other sports like American football, athletics, gymnastics and swimming as well. Born in 1883, March 23rd he was among the first weightlifters to win Olympic Gold Medals in St. Louis at the 1904 Olympic Games. His greatest achievements happened at home during the third […]

23.03.2017

American Samoan Weightlifting Federation Elections

American Samoan Weightlifting Federation held its Electoral Congress. Mr. Ed Imo was re-elected as President, also recently elected as the President of the American Samoan National Olympic Committee. More presidents of weightlifting federations around the world who have now additionally the title of National Olympic Committee President. President: Mr. Ed Imo Vice President:  Mr. Carl […]

23.03.2017

Weightlifting Ireland President paid a visit to the IWF

The President of the Weightlifting Ireland Federation, Mr. Colin Buckley paid a visit to Budapest and held discussions with the IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan. The representatives of the different key areas shared information regarding education and development. Work of the European Coaching Research & Scientific Committee and additional subjects were covered i.e. coach trainings […]

23.03.2017
22.03.2017

Fiji Sports Awards

The Fiji Sports Awards first started in 2011 and was introduced by a partnership that involved the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee, Fiji Sports Council and the Fiji National Sports Commission. The awards are to recognise the contribution of athletes, administrators, journalists and photographers to sports in Fiji. Manueli Tulo was blessed […]

20.03.2017

2017 WADA Annual Symposium: Play True „What do you play for?”

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) held its Annual Symposium 13-15 March, in Lausanne hosting more than 500 anti-doping experts from NADOs, IFs, other ADOs, Laboratories, Media representatives and for the first time Governmental Representatives. The main theme of the Symposium was: „Tackling our Challenges and Strengthening the Future of Clean Sport”. The first day of […]

20.03.2017

Libyan Weightlifting Federation Elections

Libyan Weightlifting Federation held its Electoral Congress on 27 February 2017 in Tripoli. President: Eng. Manareddin Mohamed ESHELLI General Secretary: Mr. Abdulmoneim Riad Milad SUFELJIN Vice President: dr. Mabruk Abdelgader Mohamed MOSBAH Congratulations to all the elected officials!

20.03.2017

President of Ghana Weightlifting Federation heads Ghana Olympic Committee

President of the Ghana Weightlifting Federation (GWF), Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah, has been elected President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) at an elective congress held in Accra on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Mr. Nunoo Mensah was earlier this month elected onto the Executive Board of the Weightlifting Federation of Africa (WFA), in Algiers, Algeria. […]

17.03.2017

IOC launches bold initiative on gender equality

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today approved a major review project regarding gender equality in the Olympic Movement. With the help of its partners, the Summer and Winter International Sports Federations (IFs) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the IOC is undertaking a comprehensive review of the current state of gender equality in the […]

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