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28.06.2009

Mediterranean Games 2nd day: Turkish and Albanian gold among women

Turkish and Albanian gold among women The Turkish Olympic Champion Taylan Nurcan has given Turkey 2 gold medals at the 2009 Pescara Mediterranean Games. She came first in the 53 kg category in the snatch event, lifting 88 and 90 kg at the Pescara Sports Stadium during the first day of the competition. She later won […]

28.06.2009
28.06.2009

All in white!

In April 2004 shortly before the Olympics in Athens Andre Rohde and Ivonne Heiden saw each other for the first time during a Bundesliga match in Berlin . Ivonne, German Champion gymnast (member of German team placed 3rd at Euro 2000) saw a live weightlifting competition for the first time in her life.In February 2005 […]

27.06.2009

Baltic Cup, 1. day

Weigthlifting Baltic Cup in Pori Finland 27.-28.6.2009  Results:  Women. 1) Ruth Kasirye Norway 291,051 sinclairpoints (total 236  kg, 106+130), 2) Mariete Gotfried Poland 252,450 p. (204 , 94+110), 3) Sabina Baginska Poland 227,221 p. (222, 100+122),4) Heidi Harju Finland 226,325 (182, 84+98), 5) Annika Berntsson Sweden 222,269 (192, 85+107), 6) Anna Everi Finland 213,337 (162, […]

27.06.2009

To the memory of Stefan Polaczuk

Stefan POLACZUK, born on 14.12.1950 in Biała Podlaska. Graduated Academy of Physical Education in Biala Podlaska. Assistant of the first coach of senior national team 2005-2006. Coach of junior national team in 2007-2009. Club coach in Terespol 1978-2005. Outstanding weightlifting sportsman, who coached many top athletes of Poland, among others Adrian Zieliński and Tomasz Zieliński […]

26.06.2009

MOC to commemorate Olympic Day in Mzimba

Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) will commemorate this year’s Olympic Day in Mzimba on Saturday with a number of sporting activities. The Olympic Day is commemorated on June 23 every year worldwide among its 205 members including Malawi. It is the day which the modern Olympics were revived by Frenchman Pierre de Courbetin in 1894. A […]

26.06.2009

Weightlifting exhibition in observance of Olympic Day

The Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association (GAWA) in association with the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) will observe Olympic Day in Guyana with a weightlifting exhibition Saturday. Lifters such as Sean Cozier, who has represented this country in numerous international competitions, along with recently crowned Schoolboys and Novices best lifter Antoine Gordon and Orwayne Cozier amongst others […]

26.06.2009

GOSPER – PRAISE FOR LONDON 2012

TRANSFORMATION OF LONDON’S OLYMPIC PARK- UNMATCHED Australian Olympic official Kevan Gosper has heaped praise on London’s Olympic preparations saying the transformation of a wasteland in the city’s east is unmatched anywhere in Europe. Gosper told journalists at the opening of a world press briefing “the regeneration of an industrial wasteland at Stratford is very exciting […]

25.06.2009

COUNTDOWN CLOCK MARKS FINAL 100-DAY PUSH FOR TOKYO 2016

Exactly 100 days before Tokyo 2016 hopes to be given the honour of hosting the most compact, athlete-focused and sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games in history, the Bid today unveiled a Countdown Clock in the heart of Japan’s vibrant capital city. Measuring 1.8 m in height and 1.5m across, the clock was unveiled at the […]

24.06.2009

85 year-old weightlifter Maurice Crow honoured

1111 New Zealand Olympians will be awarded uniquely numbered Olympic pins this week as the project to name, number and order the men and women who have represented New Zealand at the world’s greatest sporting event is completed. The Olympians also receive a commemorative certificate signed by IOC President Jacques Rogg. Marking the conclusion of […]

23.06.2009

9th Senior and 8th Junior GCC Weightlifting Championships

The 9th Senior and 8th Junior GCC Weightlifting Championships is hosted by the Emirates Weightlifting Federation under the leadership of His Excellence Sheikh Sultan Bin Mejren who is also the incumbent President of the Asian Weightlifting Federation, slated on 1st- 6th of July 2009 in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. It will be legible only to […]

23.06.2009

U.K. – 8 sports K.O

After the crisis hit, though, a £50 million shortfall forced U.K. Sport to cut back, employing what it calls its “no-compromise” principle: Only those sports viewed most likely to yield medals would get full funding. The policy means that while the overall budget for London 2012 is slightly larger than for Beijing 2008, eight sports […]

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