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23.02.2009

IWF Executive Board met in Budapest

Today, on 19 February 2009, the IWF Executive Board started its 2-day meeting in Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Ottó Török, State Secretary of Sport welcomed the Board in the city where the IWF has been headquartered for 32 years, under the leadership of President Dr. Tamás Aján.Among the first decisions of the Board was to replace […]

11.02.2009

2008 Lifters of the Year: Liu Chunhong and Matthias Steiner

2008 Lifters of the Year: Liu Chunhong and Matthias Steiner   At the end of 2008, World Weightlifting, the International Weightlifting Federation’s official quarterly – according to its traditions – asked the weightlifting public of the world to vote for the best weightlifters of the year. It was the 27th Lifter of the Year election […]

05.02.2009

African Congress in Tunis elects new leadership in friendly atmosphere

The Electoral Congress of the Weightlifting Federation of Africa, held under the auspices of the IWF on 5th February 2009 in Tunis, Tunisia, elected the new leadership of the Federation for the next term. The Congress, initiated by the IWF to replace the inconclusive Electoral Congress held in Egypt last October, was chaired by IWF […]

04.02.2009

German superstar weightlifter Matthias Steiner has just undergone surgery.

Matthias Steiner‘s Surgery German superstar weightlifter Matthias Steiner has just undergone surgery. “An inguinal hernia was ascertained on Monday,” German weightlifting coach Michael Vater explained to IronMind, so on Tuesday the Olympic gold medalist underwent surgery. Vater said that there was no possibility of delaying the surgery because Steiner needs to focus on being in […]

04.02.2009
27.01.2009

Record number of 118 candidates registered to the IWF elections

Before the 30 December 2008 deadline, the National Federations submitted the forms for an unprecedented number of 118 candidates to the upcoming elections at the IWF Electoral Congress in Madrid. Congress Delegates will vote on 1 April to elect the officials of the IWF Executive Board and its four Committees (Technical, Medical, Scientific & Research […]

26.01.2009

Olympic champion Aramnau named Best Sportsman of the Year in Republic of Belarus

Olympic Hammer Throwing champion Aksana Miankova and Olympic Weightlifting champion Andrei Aramnau were named the top Belarusian Athletes of the Year in the National Public Awards ceremony, “Triumph. Heroes of Sport 2008 ” A Gala ceremony was held in Minsk on January 17 following a poll which attracted about 1.5million votes from the Belarusian public. World […]

22.01.2009

Dr. Tamás Aján thanks for congratulations on his 70th Birthday

Prominent personalities of the world of sport sent best wishes to IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The list includes the IOC President, IOC Members, International Federation officials, colleagues, representatives of the international media, etc. Dr. Aján was also congratulated by the Hungarian media, Olympic and sports society. He […]

22.01.2009

World Weightlifting’s voting for the Best Lifters of 2008 has been closed.

World Weightlifting‘s voting for the Best Lifters of 2008 has been closed. With over half-a-thousand votes cast on this website, the first ever online voting process proved to be a great success. This number unfortunately includes quite a few invalid ballots, but still hundreds of people expressed their preference for the stars of the 2008 […]

08.01.2009
06.01.2009

Matthias Steiner elected Sportsman of the Year in Germany

Germany’s superheavyweight Olympic Champion Matthias Steiner was elected Sportsman of the Year 2008 in his country. Never before had a weightlifter become the best sportsman of the year in Germany. Steiner’s almost ‘superhuman’ effort and great sportsmanship in Beijing was recognised by this honour.It may well be that prominent weightlifters became Sportsmen or Sportswomen of […]

30.12.2008

IWF Executive Board allocates 1st Youth World Championships

The IWF will organise the 1st ever World Championships for the Youth (aged 13-17 years) in 2009. According to the decision of the IWF Executive Board, the 1st Youth World Championships will take place in ChiangMai, Thailand, 19-24 May 2009.The competition venue and the hotel will be the same as for the 2007 Royal World […]

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