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15.06.2011

Get involved in the London 2012 Olympic Games

London 2012 is seeking to recruit Managers, Coordinators, Team Leaders and Officers etc. If you want to get involved in the London 2012 Olympic movement, LOCOG gives you the opportunity with several job positions. Those interested in working for The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) can apply online by […]

15.06.2011

Sweden has elected a new President

After 14 year as President of the Swedish Weightlifting Federation (SWF), Benny Johansson retired. He was celebrated as one of the greatest Presidents and was elected as President of Honor within the Swedish Federation. Jonny Kärkkäinen, former Member of the SWF Executive Board, was elected unanimously. Mr.Kärkkäinen is 52 years old and lives in the […]

09.06.2011

New SportAccord Office inaugurated in Lausanne

SportAccord, the umbrella organization of the world’s sports governing bodies has now an office in Lausanne, Switzerland at the “Maison du Sport International”. IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján was invited for the inaugural and held several meetings with among others IOC President Jacques Rogge and SportAccord President Hein Verbruggen. “It’s really necessary to be here […]

09.06.2011
09.06.2011

Bright prospects for University Weightlifting

Mr. Eric Saintrond, Secretary General and CEO of FISU (International University Sport Federation) paid a visit to the IWF in Budapest. The host, IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján met Mr. Saintrond on Tuesday evening and they discussed current issues of the cooperation between both international organisations, with a special focus on the 2011 Universiade and […]

08.06.2011

Masashi Ouchi passed away

The International Weightlifting Federation has been informed with deep sorrow about the death of Mr. Masashi OUCHI, 4 times Senior World Champion who passed away on 6 June 2011 at the age of 67. Ouchi was born on 28 September 1943 in Koriyama City, Fukushima Japan. He started weightlifting in Fukushima then improved his career […]

06.06.2011

Eilat to host Friendly WUC in 2012

The technical visit just completed by FISU CT Chair for Weightlifting Anikó Németh-Móra and FISU Championships Director Laurent Briel at Israel’s famous resort on the Red Sea confirmed the conditions for the 3rd World University Weightlifting Championships the city will host in 2012. Eilat’s brand new “Begin Sports Hall” will be the venue and organisers are […]

01.06.2011

New President for the Australian Weightlifting Federation

The IWF would like to congratulate Professor Robert Mitchell who has been appointed as the new Australian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) President. The announcement was made at the AWF Special Board of Directors Meeting, held in Sydney, Australia on Saturday 28 May 2011. Robert Mitchell has over four decades of involvement as a player, coach, administrator […]

31.05.2011

ADAMS-WHEREABOUTS information

IWF launched the ADAMS (Anti-Doping Administration and Management System) Program on the 1st April 2011. Every IWF NF shall submit their national team athletes’ whereabouts through this system quarterly. The next quarter’s deadline is the 1st June. Countries not submitting whereabouts info on ADAMS on time will not be allowed to participate on the upcoming […]

31.05.2011

WADA Foundation Board Meeting

IWF President and WADA Foundation Board Member Dr. Tamás Aján participated in the WADA Foundation Board Meeting held in Montreal, Canada on 15 May 2011. During the well organized meeting, WADA President John Fahey, General Director David Howman and the recently appointed Director, European Regional Office and International Federations Relations Frédéric Donzé acknowledged and emphasized […]

25.05.2011

Test Event to guarantee great weightlifting competitions in Shenzhen

FISU CT Chair for Weightlifting Anikó Németh-Móra, IWF Technical Delegate Attila Ádámfi and IWF Technology Director Róbert Nagy have been to a mission in Shenzhen, China, on the occasion of a Test Event for the 26th Summer Universiade.As it is known, weightlifting will feature for the first time on the program of the Universiade to […]

24.05.2011

2011 Doping control results of Calendar Events

According to the IWF Anti-Doping Policy (ADP), on every IWF Calendar Event doping control is carried out. To further strengthen our communication with our NFs, we wish to inform you on the doping result of such events to the extent the ADP allows us. Therefore nationalities and names of concerned athletes will not be disclosed; […]

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