At its first, informal meeting, the newly elected IWF Executive Board outlined the future program of the Board. Immediate tasks include the selection of members to complete the Board and the various Committees, co-ordination of the future World Championships and the publication of the Constitution, Technical and Competition Rules. Dr. Tamás Aján (HUN), President […]
The second day continued with the election to all of the leadership positions of the Federation. Dr. Tamás Aján, who has been serving as President since 2000 was re-elected by acclamation of the delegates present from 132 countries (128 participating in voting procedure). The new general secretary is Ma Wenguang (CHN).
During the first day of Congress, the IWF membership grew to 187 with the ratification of three new members: Gambia, Laos and Mauritania. Annual Reports were heard and approved and the new Constitution, Technical and Competition Rules were widely debated and approved for 2009-2012. Hosts of the future major Championships and Games gave their preparation […]
Nigeria’s National Sports Commission has selected seven sports to focus on for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2011 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. The commission has listed athletics, boxing, table tennis, taekwondo, weightlifting, wrestling and a seventh to be decided later.
Weightlifting sport set up a record by 84 countries’s participation In Beijing Olympic Games. Another record was broken at IWF Electoral Congress held in Madrid where 132 countries’ delegates are present. The congress was addressed by the letter of Jacques Rogge IOC President. HRH Dona Pilar, HM The King’s Sister, IOC Honorary Member on behalf […]
The 11th South Asian Games (SAG) is to be held from Jan. 29 to Feb. 8 in 2010 in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The meeting organized in Kathmandou (Nepal) also decided to include eight more sports in the 11th edition of SAG: badminton, basketball, cricket, judo, volleyball, wrestling, golf and cycling. Besides the eight […]
Olympian weightlifter Hoang Anh Tuan has been presented with the Labour Order, Second Class, for his contributions to sport after winning silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the men’s 56kg category.Tuan was presented with the State award at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 29 to honour the best sportspeople and disabled athletes […]
Today, on 29 March 2009, at the General Assembly of the French Weightlifting Federation (FFHMFAC), one of the world’s largest and oldest, Jean-Paul Bulgaridhes was re-elected as President for another term with 93% of the votes.President Jean-Paul Bulgaridhes has chaired various Organising Committees for World and Continental Championships and the French Federation will be the […]