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07.06.2010

In first week of July Taichung (TPE) awaits participants to the 2010 WUC

Welcome to Taichung! Taichung City in Chinese Taipei awaits the teams of university students to the 2nd FISU World University Weightlifting Championships in the first week of July.The Final Entries must be urgently submitted – using the Forms on the 2010 Taichung WUC website, and through the National University Sport organisations – to the Organizing […]

04.06.2010
03.06.2010

IWF Technology Director Róbert Nagy celebrates 70

Today, on 3rd June, Róbert NAGY, the IWF’s technology expert turns 70 years of age. A computer genius, inventor and developer of the weightlifting competition and results technology programs, Róbert has been working for the IWF for over 3 decades. A former successful lifter himself, he has developed high-tech for the sport of weightlifting and served […]

02.06.2010

IWF President praises Guatemala for hosting Pan-Am events

The President of the IWF, Dr. Tamás Aján has told www.iwf.net upon his return from Guatemala: “I can only congratulate the Guatemala Weightlifting Federation on hosting the 2010 Pan-American Championships in Guatemala City.” The President attended the Championships and the PAWF meetings as a Guest of Honour of the Organising Committee and the Olympic Committee […]

28.05.2010
28.05.2010

End of last event in Continental Qualification for the Youth Olympic Games

With the IWF Youth Olympic Games Continental Qualification Championships for Europe, held in Valencia, Spain, the series of qualification events came to an end. The European nations who have obtained athlete spots (1 each) for Singapore are:Men – BLR, GER, ROU, ITA, LATWomen – ROU, BLR, ITA, HUN Complete information on the Qualification status and […]

27.05.2010

Sofia to host Junior World Weightlifting Championships in June

Up till now 52 countries have sent their entry forms to the 36th Men’s and 16th Women’s Junior World Weightlifting Championships. The event will be held in the Universiade Sports Hall in Sofia, Bulgaria 11-20 June 2010. We would like to call your attention to the deadline of the submission of entry, wich is May […]

27.05.2010

New IWF Referee Scarf for Women available!

A newly designed Referee scarf is now available as a compulsory piece of the women’s referee uniform outfit.The scarf is made of pure silk and the price is USD30.00 per piece. Contact the IWF Secretariat iwf@nulliwfnet.net regarding the purchase.The scarfs will be on sale at the upcoming Junior World Championships in Sofia, at the Antalya Worlds and […]

27.05.2010

Olympic Flame plans revealed

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced that the Olympic Flame will arrive in the UK on Friday 18 May 2012 and will travel around the UK for 70 days, arriving in London the weekend before the 2012 Games begin. •    Olympic Flame to arrive in UK on 18 May 2012•   […]

25.05.2010

Armenian weightlifting coach dies at 51

Head Coach of Armenian Weightlifting National Team Ashot Mkhitaryan, 51, died of a heart attack in Zvartnots International Airport (Yerevan, Armenia) on May 23, when welcoming the youth weightlifting team returning from Valencia after the European Championships. Mkhitaryan had trained the national team since 2006. Under his guidance, Armenia won 6 bronze medals at Olympic […]

25.05.2010

5 weeks to go to the ZKC Email Tournament

Paul Coffa, General Secretary of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF) announces: Within 5 weeks the 2010 ZKC Email International Club Weightlifting Tournament is scheduled to take place on June 24 – 27. This tournament which is organized by the Oceania Weightlifting Federation, last year attracted a record entry of 144 clubs worldwide, from 25 countries […]

21.05.2010

The coach behind the world’s strongest man

Matthew Curtain, the LOCOG Weightlifting & IPC Powerlifting Manager posted the following article on the London 2010 blog: With the paint literally still wet at the newly completed extension of ExCeL, Frank Mantek, Germany’s national weightlifting coach, described the 2012 Olympic Games Weightlifting competition and training venue as ‘perfect’. Kind words indeed from a man […]

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