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13.10.2011

WFA Executive Board Meeting

On the 9th and 10th October, the WFA Executive Board had its meeting on the occasion of the African Championships held in Cape Town, South Africa in the presence of Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President. Among others, the Board discussed the date and place of the African Youth and Junior Championships (November 2011, Kampala, UGA) […]

13.10.2011

5th International Athletes’ Forum

More than 100 athletes from five continents took part in three days of discussions at the 5th International Athletes’ Forum held by the IOC in Colorado Springs, USA. There was a day of joint meetings with the Athletes’ Council of the International Paralympic Committee, World Anti-Doping Agency’s Athletes Committee, Continental Associations and athletes’ commission representatives […]

13.10.2011

Record-breaking stunt

„Wyszomirski knows everything” his Polish friends say about him. Stanisław Wyszomirski (71) is really a “Professor” or a “Computer”, although Staszek he tries to defend himself against Internet madness as much as he can. The Polish Federation recently celebrated Wyszomirski’s 1000. competition he acted as a referee. The first time he worked as a referee […]

13.10.2011

India to lead the medals tally

The first day India bagged 15 medals, including six gold, to begin their campaign in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships at Cape Town. Commonwealth Games silver medallist Soniya Chanu fetched a gold each in snatch, clean and jerk, and total lift in senior women’s 48kg category. She lifted a total of 174kg. India’s impressive show continued […]

12.10.2011

Follow the African Senior and Commonwealth Senior, Junior & Youth Championships

The African Senior Championships held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Senior, Junior and Youth Weightlifting Championships in Cape Town, South Africa started yesterday at the at the Good Hope Centre – venue that hosted the 1997 Junior World Championships. Follow the competition live on the IWF Scoreboard by the following link: http://www.iwf.net/scoreboard/scoreboard3.php, and check out […]

12.10.2011

The dream of winning third gold in a raw is broken

Polish weightlifter three times world champion (2006, 2009, 2010) Marcin Dołęga have had a problem with his right shoulder during the last months. Following a very careful medical check and consultation he decided not to take part at the World Championship of Paris in November. Focusing on his main goal, London 2012, he prefered not […]

11.10.2011

Renewed Optimism in Guadalajara

Pan-American Games organizers say that while minor work needs to be done to complete several venues, they are optimistic all will be ready to go when the games open on Friday. The Pan-American Games, which are expected to attract about 6,000 athletes, have been plagued by delays over the last year. Officials, speaking at a […]

11.10.2011

WADA makes changes to enhance reporting of anti-doping statistics

WADA has introduced changes to its International Standard for Testing (IST) that will improve the Agency’s annual reporting of statistics in 2012 and beyond. The changes, which were approved by WADA’s Executive Committee on September 17 and will come into force on January 1, 2012, will have a positive impact on the operations of all […]

11.10.2011

Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation Annual Congress

Chaired by President, Hon. Vinson Detenamo (NRU) and General Secretary Paul Coffa (AUS), the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation (CWF) has held its Annual Congress in Cape Town, RSA on Sunday, 10 October 2011. As a prelude to the Commonwealth Senior, Junior & Youth Championships (incorporating the African Senior Championships), the CWF leaders welcomed 19 participating nations, […]

11.10.2011

Hans Zdrazila celebrates his 70th birthday

Olympic Champion, World Champion and World Records holder Hans Zdra�ila was a significant lifter in category 75 kg and 82,5 kg for Banik Ostrava and RH Praha. He was a member of the national team from 1960-1972. 10 times champion of Czechoslovakia (1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, and 1971). Interesting enough […]

10.10.2011

CAS decision

Lausanne, 6 October 2011 – the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued the following decision: “The IOC Executive Board’s June 27, 2008 decision* prohibiting athletes who have been suspended for more than six months for an anti-doping rule violation from participating in the next Olympic Games following the expiration of their suspension is […]

06.10.2011

Up-to-date info regarding the 2011 IWF WWC PARIS

Following the receipt of the Preliminary Entries and considering the significant number of participants expected, the Organizing Committee would like to inform all NFs as follows: 1) Any delegation exceeding 30 members is kindly asked to transfer 100 % of the participation fees for the whole delegation latest by 15 October 2011. Failing to receive […]

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