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11.07.2009

Successful "100 year anniversary of the athletics club Rorschach"

Daniel Tschan, the President of the Swiss Weightlifting Association summed up the 100 years long his story of the club. In 1909 the foundation of this club was a landmark is the development of weightlifting in the whole country. Rorschach was not only very successful but also had a role model within the association. Mayor […]

11.07.2009

18th Israel Maccabiah Remembers Munich Terror Victims

Over 1,000 Jewish athletes, families, coaches, staff and administrators of the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel took part in a memorial ceremony to remember the 11 Israel Olympians who were murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics.(The Maccabiah is the world´s largest and best Jewish athletic competition in the tradition and values of Maccabi, emphasizing the […]

10.07.2009

Loss of a great Friend!

The Russian Olympic Committee regretfully informed us that Mr. Nikolay Parkhomenko (74), President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation after long-lasting illness, passed away today, the 10th July 2009 at 9 a.m. Moscow time. Nikolay, awarded by the International Olympic Committee as well as by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), has worked closely with the IWF […]

07.07.2009

144 Clubs took part in 2009 ZKC International Email Tournament

2009 ZKC Email International Club TournamentNEW RECORD SET: 144 CLUBS TAKING PART FROM THE 5 CONTINENTS Congratulation to the winning teams:MTZ CLUB FROM CUBA AND THE COUGARS CLUB FROM AUSTRALIA The ZKC Email International club tournament which concluded on June the 30th has seen a record number of clubs enter from the five continents. 144 […]

06.07.2009

Gulf Countries Confederation Championships: a great success in the Emirates

The 9th Senior and 8th Junior Gulf Countries Confederation (GCC) Weightlifting Championships were successfully held over the weekend in Fujairah, UAE.Six countries (BRN, KSA, KUW, OMA, QAT and UAE) entered 65 weightlifters. The Opening Ceremony was attended by the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Fujairah. The Emirates WF, under the guidance of Sheikh Sultan bin Mejren, […]

06.07.2009
05.07.2009

Nigeria concentrating on areas of strength

Chief Ekeji’s second coming into the National Sports Commission (NSC) of Nigeria where he has now risen to the position of Director-General may be the tonic the country needs to join the league of countries which maximise their potentials to rank high on the medal table. With a new sports minister/Chairman of the NSC, Engineer […]

05.07.2009

African Championships in Kampala

Uganda is very proud to be the first African Country to host Africa’s Major Events after the change of WFA governance.This time, we are not only hosting Africa for the first time with President Khaled and his new Executive, but are also hosting Africa’s 1st Youth Under-17 years old athletes. Combining Youths U-17, Men & […]

05.07.2009

Indian Weightlifting Federation warns of lesser medals in CWG

Indian Weightlifting Federation has warned that the country might end up with very few medals in the 2010 Commonwealth Games as the lif ters are training without basic equipment, food supplements and enough coaches due to Sports Ministry’s apathy. IWF General Secretary Baldev Raj Gulati said the lifters have been facing problems galore at the […]

05.07.2009

VACARCIUC AS POLITICIAN

Among members of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova elected this spring you find Vadim Vacarciuc, teacher, trainer, Vice-president of the Moldova Weightlifting Federation He participated four Olympic Games. He was ranked 5th in Atlanta and in Sydney. In Athens he was eliminated after his three unsuccessful snatch attempts. In 2008 Beijing Olympics he […]

05.07.2009

Selection trials in India and in USA

Open Selection trials, Pune from 8-10 Aug Selection trials for Commonwealth Senior Championships at Penang, Malaysia from 18-23 Oct 09 and World Weightlifting Championships at Goyang City, Korea from 17-27 Nov 09 from the CORE GROUP under ACTC scheme will be held at Army Sports Institute, Ghorpadi, Mundwa Post, Pune from 08-10 Aug. The trials […]

03.07.2009

25th Anniversary Celebration of the Los Angeles Olympic Games

25 Years Ago Los Angeles Made Olympic History…You are invited to a gala dinner and programcelebrating the 25th anniversary of the1984 Olympic Games.This special event will be held on the floor ofthe famed Los Angeles Memorial Coliseumand also will serve as a reunionfor LAOOC employees and volunteers. Sponsored by:The Southern California Committee for the Olympic […]

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