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27.08.2009

BWLA New Address for Update

Please be advised that the British Weight Lifters’ Association now has a new address as below. Please update this on your relevant systems and web pages to ensure that correct details are provided. British Weight Lifters’ Association119 Cavendish Hall Headingley CampusLeeds LS6 3QS

24.08.2009

Mascots in Motion

The 16th Asian Games (www.gz2010.cn/en), part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia unveiled the Games’ Official “Mascots In Motion”, dynamic cartoon illustrations of the Asian Games’ sports and disciplines with sporting images of the 5 Yang (羊, legendary / celestial goat) – A Xiang, A He, A Ru, […]

23.08.2009

Congratulation Mr. Irani

Mehernoosh Michael Sheriar Irani was born on 24th August 1949 in India. Works at the Ashford Hospital but also travels the world as a highly recognized university lecturer and professor. Of 35 years of work 24 years are tied to weightlifting. First election to the IWF Medical Committee in 1992 and re-elected every time. He […]

23.08.2009

Islamic Solidarity Games likely to be postponed

TEHRAN, August 23, 2009 – Iran’s health minister says the second Islamic Solidarity Games should be postponed due to swine flu fears. A report published in the Tehran Times this week says Kamran Baqeri-Lankarani has asked the Iran Physical Education Organisation (PEO) to postpone the competition scheduled for October 16 – 30 in three Iranian […]

22.08.2009

70! Congratulation to Mr. Jones

Mr.Lyn Jones was born 70 years ago (20th August 1939). The Australian expert is one of the longest serving and best known IWF officials. 20 years in competition, 44 years coaching, 44 years refereeing and administration mark his path. During 8 years as President of Oceania Weightlifting Federation he was a coopted member of IWF […]

21.08.2009

40 years ago

Koji Miki (Japan, born September 8, 1946) broke the world record in 52 kg snatch reaching for the first time 100 kg in the history in this category (19 August 1969 in Yufuin).Koji Miki’s greatest success at major championships: 3rd in the 1973 World Championships Bantamweight class (252.5 kg). In 1972 Munich Olympics he had […]

21.08.2009

Dongguan budgets RMB29 million for Weightlifting venue renovation

The renovation plan of Dongguan Sports Centre Gymnasium for the upcoming 16th Asian Games has been finalised, according to Southern Metropolis Daily. As a “sister city” of the Asian Games, Dongguan officials have allocated RMB29 million for the renovation, turning the basketball arena into the competition venue for Weightlifting.Venue renovation will be launched early next […]

19.08.2009
19.08.2009

INTRODUCTION OF ESTHER OLUWATOYIN ALUKO Ph.D – SECRETARY GENERAL NWF

INTRODUCING THE NEW SECRETARY GENERAL, NIGERIA WEIGHTLIFTING FEDERATION – ESTHER OLUWATOYIN ALUKO Ph.D Dr (Mrs) Esther Aluko was born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria on November 28, 1961. She grew up in a Police Barracks where she learnt various sports such as netball, table tennis, cycling, sprints among others.While in Secondary School, she concentrated on […]

18.08.2009

Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Schedule

Schedule for the 2009 World Masters Games 2009 International Weightlifting Federation Masters World Championship Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia – 10th – 17th October, 2009 Sydney WMG Weightlifting Schedule.pdf

18.08.2009

Mr. Ma Wenguang re-elected the President of Chinese Weightlifting Association

On August 11th, 2009, the Chinese Weightlifting Association held its Electoral Congress in Longyan city, Fujian Province. The Congress was attended by around 280 congress delegates and guests from all over China. Mr. Cui Dalin, Vice President of the Chinese Olympic Committee attended the Congress. From the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Champions to 2008 Beijing […]

18.08.2009

Olympic champs to volunteer in Chinese fitness program

After winning 51 gold medals to help China top the gold tally in the Beijing Olympic Games, Chinese Olympic champions showed their concern over the country’s mass sports by committing themselves to volunteering in the national fitness program. Eighteen former or reigning Olympic gold owners from the Chinese national weightlifting teams announced their plan, four […]

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