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26.04.2009

Los Angeles Celebrates 25th Anniversary of 1984 Olympic Games

On Saturday, July 18 the famous L.A. Memorial Coliseum, site of the spectacular Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, again will be center stage for a special gala celebrating the 25th anniversary of those memorable Games, arguably the greatest event in the history of Los Angeles. The celebratory dinner will be […]

26.04.2009

European Championships Summary

After a 37-year absence, Rumania once again organised the Senior Championships which was a resounding success with the media and important sporting personalities and institutional authorities. This was President Nicu Vlad’s first task as newly elected IWF Vice President. 229 athletes represented 39 nations in the event. Russia was top of the class in the […]

26.04.2009
23.04.2009

Strong Partnership Brings Good Progress

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for London 2012 today wrapped-up its fourth visit to the British capital. The three days of meetings – from 21 to 23 April – and site visits allowed the Commission to fully assess the advances made on the London 2012 project by the local organisers. The Commission was […]

23.04.2009
22.04.2009

IWG / WomenWin Grant Applications First Round closing 30 April 2009

Following the success of the 2008 grants, the IWG and WomenWin are pleased to advise that applications for the funding of sporting projects for the empowerment of women and girls are being accepted for 2009. Applicants will need to read the grant procedures and complete the relevant grant application form available on the IWG website ( […]

20.04.2009

Matthias Steiner in a TV advertisement spot

The relationship between German Soccer Leage and German Sport Aid (Deutsche Sporthilfe) culminated in an action when 36 clubs of the league dramatized great media focus on the work of ‘Deutsche Sporthilfe’ and on more than 50 other branches of sports. On one of the league days in all stadiums athletes representing ‘Deutsche Sporthilfe’ were […]

20.04.2009

One Hundred and Ten Countries Have Now Ratified UNESCO Convention

With Malawi having completed its ratification procedure, 110 countries out of the 193 UNESCO Member States have now ratified the International Convention against Doping in Sport, which came into force on February 1, 2007. The UNESCO Convention is the practical instrument by which governments formalize their commitment to the fight against doping. Given that many […]

20.04.2009
20.04.2009
19.04.2009

Finalists for the 2009 Laureus Sports Awards have been announced

A glittering collection of the world’s greatest sports stars have been nominated for the 10th Laureus World Sports Awards, following a ballot by the world’s media. Many of the nominations reflect the highly successful Olympic and Paralympic Games held in Beijing. The Laureus World Sports Awards is the premier global sports awards honouring the greatest […]

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