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28.01.2010

IWF gives nod for SAF Games after India pay installment of fine

The International Weightlifting Federation cleared the deck for Indian lifters’ participation in the January 29 -February 8 South Asian Games after the national body paid $50,000 as first installment of the $500,000 fine imposed on it by IWF The IWF has imposed the fine on Indian Weightlifting Federation after six of its lifters had flunked […]

27.01.2010

Call to send entries to 2nd World University Championships-Taichung,TPE

The 2nd World University Weightlifting Championships will be held – under the auspices of FISU – 1-5 July 2010 in Taichung City, Chinese Taipei.The IWF would like to encourage its members to send teams to the WUWC 2010 – via your National University Sport Federations. Forms, information available from the IWF Calendar and 2010 WUWC […]

25.01.2010

Sri Lanka’s largest sports contingent leaves for Dhaka

The Sri Lankan contingent to the 11th South Asian Games (SAG), comprising 204 men, 90 women and 69 officials making a total of 363 persons, will be the largest ever local squad to participate in any international event. They are ready to take part at the 11th SAG scheduled to be held from January 29 […]

25.01.2010

Sports ministry, IOA refuse to bail out Indian Weightlifting Federation

A day after getting $500,000 fine, Indian Weightlifting Federation got another jolt on Saturday evening. The Union sports ministry and Indian Olympic Association have refused to help the ‘tainted’ association. The decision was taken at a high power meeting between sports minister MS Gill and IOA chief Suresh Kalmadi in New Delhi on Saturday. Sources […]

21.01.2010

Iran introduces new Federation President to IWF

The new President of the Weightlifting Federation of Iran, Hossein Rezazadeh, paid an introductory visit to the IWF headquarters to meet the IWF President, Dr. Tamás Aján. The IRIWF delegation included Darab Riahi, Vice President and Afshin Riahi, International Director. In the discussions with the IWF President and staff they touched subjects of interest for […]

21.01.2010

Iran stripped of right to host 2nd Islamic Solidarity Games

By Seyed Abdolhamid Ahmadi President, Sports Press Association of the Islamic Republic of Iran The Islamic Solidarity Games Federation (ISSF) located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has canceled this year’s Islamic Solidarity Games which were to be held in Tehran in April. The ISSF had asked the Iranians to remove the words “Persian Gulf” from the […]

20.01.2010

No Time to Rest on our Laurels, Cautions WADA President at WADA Media Symposium

Lausanne, January 19, 2010 – On the occasion of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) fifth Media Symposium, held at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, WADA’s President John Fahey urged all parties involved in the fight against doping in sport to further intensify their efforts toward clean sport and not to succumb to complacency despite significant […]

18.01.2010
18.01.2010

New Zealand WF has a new interim President, Mr.Richard Dryden

Olympic Weightlifting New Zealand, has a new interim President, Mr. Richard Dryden. He is well known in the Oceania region and also the Commonwealth. He has been involved with weightlifting for many years both as an administrator and as a coach. Richard replaces Mr. Garry Marshall who resigned from the position as President in December. Garry […]

18.01.2010

OWF new website

Oceania Weightlifting Federation has now redeveloped its website and it is now available for viewing on www.oceaniaweightlifting.com

18.01.2010

Monika Devi hearing postponed

The second session of hearing in the Monika Devi doping case was postponed following the absence of the lifter’s lawyer when the matter came up before the National Anti-Doping Disciplinary panel. The panel, headed by senior advocate Sudhir Nandrajog, put off the matter by another two months since one of the panel members, former Asian […]

17.01.2010

The Late Chris Chugg

Dear Friends, It is with great sadness that I inform you of the sudden and untimely passing (January 15th ) of our friend Chris Chugg.   Chris was a champion weightlifter in his younger days and in recent years became one of the leading coaches in Australia, producing top lifters from his home state of Tasmania. […]

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