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07.12.2009

Turkey Paid Bulgaria USD 7 M for Weightlifting Legend

Turkey is reported to have paid USD 7 M to Bulgaria’s communist government led by Todor Zhivkov for the Bulgarian-Turkish World and Olympic Champion in weightlifting Naim Suleimanov (Naim Süleymanoğlu). The former Deputy Turkish PM, Ekrem Pakdemirli, told the ‘Bulturk’ newspaper that ex Turkish PM and President and Turgut Ozal had personally told him to […]

07.12.2009

Indian Weightlifting Federation executive body to be reconstituted on Dec 27

A new executive body of the Indian Weightlifting Federation, the members of which resigned en masse last month, will be constituted by the Indian Weightlifting Federation General Body in its special meeting here on December 27. The Indian Olympic Association, which exerted pressure following a a series of dope flunks by the Indian lifters in […]

07.12.2009

Charles Mifsud’s Award

William Chetcuti (clay shooter) continued to enrich his already-impressive array of honours yesterday when he was named as the only Maltese sports personality to receive the Platinum Award in the eighth Maltese Olympic Committee Sports Awards. The presentations night, held at the Excelsior Hotel, was attended by various distinguished personalities including Parliamentary Secretary for Sport […]

07.12.2009

Chicken pox dashes medal hopes of Diaz (PHI)

After Olympian weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz was barred from joining the 25th Southeast Asian Games in Laos this week due to a bout with chicken pox, she has also been barred from competing in the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships in Dubai to be held right after the SEA Games. Diaz, the 18-year-old weightlifter who […]

06.12.2009

Commonwealth Games 2010: 300 days to go

Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi sustained its process of engaging the citizens of Delhi by launching the Delhi United, a programme aimed at recruiting 30,000 volunteers to be held in various areas during the Games next year, at its headquarters on Friday, the eve of the International Volunteer Day. Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 […]

06.12.2009

Heidlyn Diaz was diagnosed to be afflicted with chicken pox

Two chartered planes will bring the bulk of the 317-strong Philippine delegation on Sunday to the 25th Southeast Asian Games to Vientiane, capital of first-time host Laos. Bad news spiked the eve of the delegation’s departure. Top weightlifting bet and Olympian Heidlyn Diaz was diagnosed to be afflicted with chicken pox and will not be […]

06.12.2009

MYANMAR BANK ON SIX WEIGHTLIFTERS AT 25TH SEA GAMES IN LAOS

Myanmar will be banking on six weightlifters to improve on their achievements of one gold, two silver and one bronze they won at the 23rd SEA Games in the Philippines in 2005. With weightlifting not included two years ago in Korat, Myanmar will be hoping that the return of the sport for the Laos edition […]

06.12.2009

Opening ceremony of the Fifth East Asian Games

Red – an auspicious colour for any Chinese occasion – dominated the shores of the harbour this (December 5) evening when the East Asian Games came to roost in Hong Kong for the next nine days.The spectacular opening ceremony was indeed unique. It used Hong Kong’s iconic harbour skyline as a backdrop. The cast of […]

06.12.2009

Four Services lifters in dope net

Even as the International Weightlifting Federation ponders over the quantum of punishment for the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF) after a series of positive dope results, some more cases are set to be added to the list. The embarrassment for the country is not just because the number of offenders is set to go up by […]

05.12.2009

North Korean Olympic medalist to enter the East Asian Games

Olympic Champion Pak Hyon Suk and Olympic bronze medalist O Jong Ae did not take part at Goyang City World Championships but their names appeared on the entry list of the East Asian Games. According to the entry list the composition of the Chinese team at the East Asian Games as follows: Men JIANG HAIRONG […]

05.12.2009
05.12.2009

John Garhammer Clinic at American Open

John Garhammer Clinic at American Open – USA weightlifting is proud to present a free clinic at the American Open in Mobile, AL, featuring world renowned biomechanist, Dr. John Garhammer. Dr. Garhammer will present Saturday night December 12th, following the final session of lifting. The clinic is titled: A History of Weightlifting Technique. The information […]

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