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27.04.2010

Laying the Foundation of a Regional Weightlifting Centre in Southern France

In front of more than three hundred people and in the presence of local and territorial dignitaries, the official ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the Weightlifting, Fitness and Physical Training Centre took place in Villeneuve-Loubet on April 24th. This centre has both a local and regional calling also answering the needs of Francophone […]

24.04.2010

The Weightlifting Family and IWF mourn Jenő Boskovics

It is with the deepest sorrow that the IWF has to inform the Weightlifting Family that our dear colleague and friend JENŐ BOSKOVICS, aged 81, deceased in Budapest on 23 April 2010. Jenő Boskovics was the Press Chief and Spokesman of the IWF for decades, Assistant General Secretary of the AIPS, Member of the AIPS […]

21.04.2010

Death of former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the IWF, together with the World Weightlifting Family was deeply saddened to learn today of the death of Juan Antonio Samaranch, aged 89.  President of the IOC during 21 years and Honorary President since 2001, he was been widely credited with renewing and fundamentally changing the landscape of the […]

21.04.2010

Oceania Federation to celebrate 30 Years history

2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF). The Federation was established in Melbourne in 1980 and  became the fifth continent of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). And what better way to celebrate this 30th Anniversary,  than with the biggest Oceania championships ever held in our 30 year history, in Suva-Fiji, on […]

21.04.2010

Weightlifting Fiji reorganised

The Fiji Weightlifting Federation under the leadership of Mr Atma Maharaj decided that the Federation was to be known as Weightlifting Fiji. These are 2010 Office Bearers of Weightlifting Fiji:Patron : Major General Sitveni Rabuka, President: Mr. Atma MaharajGeneral Secretary: Mr. Chris YeeTreasurer: Mr Ravendran Archary Address:WEIGHTLIFTING FIJIGPO Box 325Suva -Fiji IslandsPhone: +679 336 1444Mobile […]

19.04.2010
17.04.2010

Series of Asian events completed in Uzbekistan

The IWF Youth Qualification Event, held under the technical conduct of the IWF and in conjunction with the Asian Youth Championships, celebrated a new world record for the youth age group and several new Asian records. The Asian Weightlifting Federation held its meetings which were attended by Mr. Ma Wenguang, IWF General Secretary and AWF […]

11.04.2010

Announcing the 2010 ZKC Email International Club Tournament

On June 24-27, the Oceania Weightlifting Federation will be running the 2010 ZKC Email International Club Weightlifting Tournament sponsored once again by Zhangkong Barbell Company. Last year this tournament produced a record entry of 144 clubs worldwide, from 25 countries representing the 5 continents,  with 662 lifters taking part. This year we would like to break this […]

10.04.2010

Asian Youth Qualification Championships launched in Tashkent

The IWF Event qualifying Youth lifters from the Asian Continent to the 1st Youth Olympic Games have been launched in Uzbekistan’s capital and will last for a week more. The competitions are held in a sports hall at the foot of the TV Tower of Tashkent. 133 youth-aged lifters from 23 countries are on the […]

08.04.2010

2010 Junior WC Organising Committee and Entry deadline

The Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation has published the composition of the ORGANIZING COMMITTEE for the 36th Men’s and 16th Women’s Junior World Championships 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria:  •1.    Svilen Nejkov – Honorary Chairman•2.    Anton Kodjabashev- President of OC•3.    Tenio Tenev – Executive Secretary•4.    Sevdalin Marinov – Competition Director•5.    Norair Nurikian – VIP Coordinator•6.    Nikola Mollov – International […]

07.04.2010
07.04.2010

2010 Norwegian Championships: "Probably the best ever"!

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Weightlifting Club of Trondheim, the Norwegian Federation staged a large Championships. Trondheim is Norway’s 3rd largest city and the public interest in the Anniversary event was high. Alongside the local nobilities, the President of the Norwegian Federation Mr. Per Mattingsdal, IWF Auditor and former President of NWF Mr. Tryggve Duun, […]

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