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2010 Pacific Islands Email Tournament

Another successful event for the Oceania region which attracted 150 competitors from the following countries: Palau, FSM, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, PNG, Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Niue, and New Caledonia. There were some excellent performances amongst the pacific lifters and with the Commonwealth Games coming up this year, this is very encouraging for the region. […]


2010 Junior World Championships Program

The 2010 JWC Program is now available for download at the IWF website. The Organising Committee is working on their website and all the other related documentation to become available as soon as possible. We will inform you on the web and via email on the updates.  


Dr. Tamás Aján, President of the International Weightlifting Federation and Honorary Member of the IOC received the Olympic Order

Dr. Tamás Aján, President of the International Weightlifting Federation and Honorary Member of the IOC received the Olympic Order on February 28, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Order was presented to Dr. Aján by Dr. Jacques Rogge, President of the IOC. The Olympic Order is the highest award of the Olympic Movement, created by […]


Tulo wins Fiji Sportman of the Year

LEVUKA native weightlifter Manueli Tulo won the 2009 Sportsman of the Year Award at the Fiji Sports Council Awards on Friday night. This is the second consecutive year Tulo has won this award. Tulo, who is based at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute in New – Caledonia, produced a remarkable achievement last year setting records, winning […]


Sports shutterbugs can show off chops at YOG

Calling all those interested in sports photography: here’s your chance to capture the best moments at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which will be held in Singapore from Aug 14 to 26.The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) is looking for photographers with tertiary qualifications and above who have an interest in volunteering […]


Technical Delegates in London for 2012 Olympic Games inspection visit

Mr. Sam Coffa, IWF Vice President and Mr. Attila Ádámfi, IWF Competition Director are currently visiting London in their capacity as Technical Delegates for the 2012 Olympic Games.The TDs are visiting and inspecting venues and discussing the preparations with LOCOG 2012 represented by Ms. Debbie Jevans, Director of Sport, Mr. David Luckes, Head of Sport […]


300 Muscle men converge in Lagos

Over 300 lifters from across the country are expected to converge this weekend in Lagos as the Nigerian Weightlifting Federation (NWF) concludes plans to conduct trials for the selection of the best lifters that will hoist the nations flag at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games qualification tournament in Cairo, Egypt. The Indoor Sports Hall of […]


Jang Mi-ran to Sign Mega Deal with Goyang City

Olympic gold medalist and world champion weightlifter Jang Mi-ran plans to re-sign a contract with Goyang City for an unprecedented W1.2 billion over the next three years (US$1=W1,148). Jang was offered an initial signing fee of W500 million to W600 million and an annual salary of W200 million, which is double what she was paid […]


New General Secretary of weightlifting for FSM

The new General Secretary of weightlifting for FSM (Federated States of Micronesia) is Manuel Minginfel. Three times Olympian and silver medal in the clean & jerk at the 2006 World Championships in Santo Domingo in the 62kg category.


Phelps enjoys sidelines

The Olympic swimming superstar is attending the Vancouver Winter Olympics. “I think it’s cool to be a spectator,” Phelps said in an interview. “I’ve competed at three summer Olympics and it’s nice to see the other side of it. You know what they’re going through because you’ve lived it, so to see how they react […]


Korea to Finance ‘Unfamiliar’ Sports

The government said it will use taxpayer money to finance athletes in Olympic sports such as ice skating, hockey, boxing, judo, weightlifting and wrestling, which struggle commercially despite getting the spotlight during international events. The list of 15 “non-popular” sports picked by policymakers also includes fencing, shooting, gymnastics, cycling, weightlifting and water sports such as […]