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11.10.2011

Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation Annual Congress

Chaired by President, Hon. Vinson Detenamo (NRU) and General Secretary Paul Coffa (AUS), the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation (CWF) has held its Annual Congress in Cape Town, RSA on Sunday, 10 October 2011. As a prelude to the Commonwealth Senior, Junior & Youth Championships (incorporating the African Senior Championships), the CWF leaders welcomed 19 participating nations, […]

11.10.2011

Hans Zdrazila celebrates his 70th birthday

Olympic Champion, World Champion and World Records holder Hans Zdra�ila was a significant lifter in category 75 kg and 82,5 kg for Banik Ostrava and RH Praha. He was a member of the national team from 1960-1972. 10 times champion of Czechoslovakia (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, and 1971). Interesting enough […]

10.10.2011

CAS decision

Lausanne, 6 October 2011 – the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued the following decision: “The IOC Executive Board’s June 27, 2008 decision* prohibiting athletes who have been suspended for more than six months for an anti-doping rule violation from participating in the next Olympic Games following the expiration of their suspension is […]

06.10.2011

Up-to-date info regarding the 2011 IWF WWC PARIS

Following the receipt of the Preliminary Entries and considering the significant number of participants expected, the Organizing Committee would like to inform all NFs as follows: 1) Any delegation exceeding 30 members is kindly asked to transfer 100 % of the participation fees for the whole delegation latest by 15 October 2011. Failing to receive […]

06.10.2011

Hungarian Weightlifter Geza Toth passed away at the age of 79

The Hungarian Weightlifting Federation has been informed with deep sorrow about the death of Mr. Géza Tóth, one of the most celebrated weightlifters of Hungary. He collected 22 medals at the greatest championships among them 4 gold at World Championships and 5 gold at European Championships. His greatest Olympic result was a silver medal behind […]

04.10.2011

WHEREABOUTS

Every IWF NF shall submit their national team athletes’ whereabouts through the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS). Countries not submitting whereabouts info on ADAMS will not be allowed to participate in the upcoming 2011 IWF World Weightlifting Championships to be held in Paris, France.

04.10.2011

Sports Law Conference in Budapest

From 29-30 September, 2011, the international sports law conference Olympics – Competition – Sport – Law was held in Budapest, Hungary. The Olympics-Competition-Sports-Law International Conference was divided into two separate parts, dealing with the competition law aspects of sport on the first day, while covering general sports law issues on the second day. The selection […]

03.10.2011

World Conference on Sport for All in Beijing

Held among the iconic venues of the Beijing Olympics, the 14th edition of the IOC Sport for All conference drew 600 sports and government representatives, delegates from UN agencies, NGOs and academics from around the world to the Chinese capital. IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján participated in the conference and was invited by IOC President […]

28.09.2011

Chinese Weightlifting Team at the Oceania Institute in New Caledonia

The Chinese weightlifting team led by Mr ZHOU Jinqiang, Vice President of the Chinese Weightlifting Association trained in New Caledonia at the Oceania Institute. The team included Olympic and World Champions: Ms. CAO Lei – 2008 Olympic Gold Medallist in the 75kg category, DING Jianjun – 2009 World Champion in the 62kg category, and many […]

27.09.2011

The 2012 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available

Following approval by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Executive Committee on September 17, the 2012 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available. Noteworthy changes to the List, which will come into force on January 1, 2012, include: Formoterol added as an exception to beta-2 agonists One of the most significant changes is the […]

26.09.2011

Swedish weightlifter Arvid Andersson passed away

The Swedish Weightlifting Federation has been informed with deep sorrow about the death of Mr. Arvid Andersson. He was one of the most celebrated weightlifters of Sweden and World Champion in 1946. The same year he was awarded the finest Medal of Honor a Swedish sportsman /-woman can get, the Svenska Dagbladets Bragdmedalj. Mr. Andersson […]

23.09.2011

Russian President’s Cup

The first International Russian Federation President’s Weightlifting Cup takes place on 16-18 December, 2011 in Belgorod, Russia. This is the first international competition, which resumes the traditions of Friendship Cup after 20 years. The European and International Weightlifting Federations met the initiative to conduct the Tournament with great enthusiasm. The Tournament is a qualifying event […]

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