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11.05.2010

IX Central American Games in Panama had successful weightlifting

David Colón Arroyo reports from Puerto Rico: From 8-12 April the IXth edition of the traditional Central American Games were held in Panamá City with the participation of five countries in  weightlifting;  HON, NCA, CRC, ESA, and the host PAN.  It was an activity in which Puerto Rico provided the human and electronic resources and Dominican Republic contributed […]

11.05.2010

Estonian Championships on the web and on YouTube

Riho Kägo from the Estonian Weightlifting Federation reports:The Estonian Championships in Weightlifting were held on 1st May 2010. Full summary (in Estonian) is available on the Sportclub Jõud web-page: http://www.joud.pri.ee/protokollid/2010/Eesti_MV_2010_ETL.htm Also, videos concerning this year’s Estonian Championships can be seen at Sportclub Athleticus YouTube channel (all captions in English): http://www.youtube.com/user/skATHLETICUS    

07.05.2010

Youth Olympic Qualification Event for Pan America completed in Chiclayo, Peru

After Africa and Asia, Pan America also organized and completed the Continental Qualification Event for the 1st Youth Olympic Games, Singapore. The Organizing Committee under the leadership of Mr. José Quiñones (President of the Weightlifting Federation and Olympic Committee of Peru) made a great job satisfying the needs of all the 17 participating countries. The IWF […]

07.05.2010
06.05.2010

IWF delegation at the annual SportAccord Convention in Dubai

At the annual gathering of all the decision makers, organisers, organisations, companies, media, etc. important in the world of sport, the SportAccord 2010 in Dubai, the IWF was represented by Ma Wenguang, General Secretary, Attila Ádámfi, Competition Director and Wang Yan, Assistant to the General Secretary. In addition to their participation in the General Assemblies […]

03.05.2010

Antalya visit promises high quality World Championships in 2010

THF President Dr. Hasan Akkus and IWF Director Anikó Németh-Móra at the Competition Venue President of the Turkish Weightlifting Federation, Dr. Hasan AKKUS welcomed IWF Director, Mrs. Anikó NÉMETH-MÓRA for a technical coordination visit in Antalya, in preparation of the 2010 World Championships.During the visit in Antalya, a favourite seaside resort place in Southern Turkey, all venues […]

03.05.2010

Lu Xiaoyun (CHN) and Jang Mi-Ran (KOR) voted as Lifters of the Year

In the annual Lifters of the Year Voting of the World Weightlifting magazine, the weightlifting community elected a Chinese as Best Male Lifter and a Korean lady as Best Female Lifter of 2009. Obviously honouring his exceptional performance by breaking two senior world records – the only ones among the men last year – voters […]

30.04.2010

World Weightlifting’s combined 2009/4 & 2010/1 issue has appeared

World Weightlifting’s last issue of 2009 and first number in 2010 have been published in a combined version, with an extended number of pages.On the 56 pages you will find the top 25 men’s and women’s world ranking lists for last year; the winners of the 2009 Best Lifter trophies, 2 large posters.Link: WWM 2009/4&2010/1

27.04.2010

Laying the Foundation of a Regional Weightlifting Centre in Southern France

In front of more than three hundred people and in the presence of local and territorial dignitaries, the official ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the Weightlifting, Fitness and Physical Training Centre took place in Villeneuve-Loubet on April 24th. This centre has both a local and regional calling also answering the needs of Francophone […]

24.04.2010

The Weightlifting Family and IWF mourn Jenő Boskovics

It is with the deepest sorrow that the IWF has to inform the Weightlifting Family that our dear colleague and friend JENŐ BOSKOVICS, aged 81, deceased in Budapest on 23 April 2010. Jenő Boskovics was the Press Chief and Spokesman of the IWF for decades, Assistant General Secretary of the AIPS, Member of the AIPS […]

21.04.2010

Death of former IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the IWF, together with the World Weightlifting Family was deeply saddened to learn today of the death of Juan Antonio Samaranch, aged 89.  President of the IOC during 21 years and Honorary President since 2001, he was been widely credited with renewing and fundamentally changing the landscape of the […]

21.04.2010

Oceania Federation to celebrate 30 Years history

2010 marks the 30th anniversary of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF). The Federation was established in Melbourne in 1980 and  became the fifth continent of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). And what better way to celebrate this 30th Anniversary,  than with the biggest Oceania championships ever held in our 30 year history, in Suva-Fiji, on […]

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