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03.08.2009

Joanna Lumley invites Nepal 2012 Olympic team to stay at her house

Their performance at the Beijing Olympics means they are unlikely to be long-term house guests. Which is somewhat lucky for Joanna Lumley, who has invited the entire Nepalese Olympic team to stay with her when they compete in the 2012 London Games. The Absolutely Fabulous actress, who was last week hailed as a ‘Goddess of […]

03.08.2009

The Oceania Weightlifting Institute

In 2001 Paul Coffa the Oceania General Secretary , left Nauru with his family and moved to the beautiful islands of Fiji . He settled in the town of Sigatoka . After spending all of his life in weightlifting, and after seeing how much potential there was on the island of Nauru and the Pacific […]

01.08.2009

Wait is over for Myers

Proving herself at national level was a weight off the shoulders for Jenna Myers. At the Australian weightlifting championships in Melbourne last week, the Frankford 23-year-old lifted more than any other sub-75kg Tasmanian woman in history to claim the national title and a shot at the world crown. The achievement, which involved breaking two of […]

31.07.2009
30.07.2009

China to auction more Olympic items on anniversary

More than 20 memorabilia items from the Beijing Olympics, from an autographed torch to a barbell kissed by a Chinese weightlifting winner, will be up for auction next week to commemorate the first anniversary of the games. Other items to be sold Aug. 8 include inflatable boats that carried judges and the media during sailing […]

29.07.2009

Thai Coaching seminar at Chiang Mai

During July 25-26, 2009 Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA) held a Thai Coaching seminar at Chiang Mai, Thailand. There were 40 people from nationwide clubs to participate. Main topics were led and delivered by Major General Intarat Yodbangtoey (IWF Executive Board Member), Mr. Nippon Limboonsuebsai (IWF Coaching & Research Committee Member), Mrs. Boossaba Yodbangtoey (TAWA […]

29.07.2009

Junior European Championships started in Sweden

The continental challenge for Europe’s Junior lifters started with an Opening Ceremony and the first competitions on 28 July 2009.3 years after hosting the European Youth Championships, the small but sports-loving city of Landskrona is the venue of this year’s edition of the Junior Championships. Swedish Weightlifting Federation President Benny Johansson and his staff provide […]

28.07.2009

IWF President attends EWF Congress in Landskrona

The European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) held its Congress in Landskrona, Sweden, on the eve of the Junior European Championships. IWF President and Honorary EWF President Dr. Tamás Aján was also in attendance and greeted the Congress participants and the host Swedish Federation.  

27.07.2009

Happy Birthday! Gottfried Schödl 85

Gottfried Schödl’s 85th birthday Gottfried Schödl was President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) between 1972 and 2000. He ran the world of weightlifting for a record number of 28 years from the moment when press lift had been cancelled to the end of the 20th century. Gottfried Schödl began his sports career as a skater then […]

27.07.2009
26.07.2009

World records broken

Taiwan’s Chen Wei-ling has broken two world records to capture the gold medal in the women’s powerlifting lightweight division at the World Games in Kaohsiung Saturday. Chen set world records in the squat and deadlift to offset her fifth-place finish in her weakest powerlifting discipline, the bench press, to win the gold medal with a […]

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