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08.04.2011

SportAccord Closed with the reelection of Hein Verbruggen

Hein Verbruggen was reelected as President of SportAccord. Since Dr. Tamás Aján did not stand for reelection in SportAccord council, his 34 years of activity were emphasized and thanked by President Verbruggen and the General Assembly. Hein Verbruggen, President of SportAccord, officially closed the 9th Annual SportAccord Convention in London on 7th April 2011. More […]

08.04.2011
07.04.2011

IWF meetings at SportAccord

Taking the opportunity of the SportAccord Convention, the IWF representatives had the following meetings among others: Commonwealth Games FederationGlasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games2018 Commonwealth Games Candidate cities (Gold Coast, AUS, Hambantota, SRI)2015 Pan-American Games, Toronto CAN IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján, IWF General Secretary Ma Wenguang and IWF Competition Director Attila Ádámfi met LOCOG Director of […]

06.04.2011

Extraordinary side meeting at the SportAccord Convention

Yesterday, SportAccord Convention saw an extraordinary side meeting: International federations (IFs) had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, IPC President Sir Philip Craven, Mr. Joel Bouzuo, President of Peace and Sport, and SportAccord President Hein Verbruggen to discuss possibilities of including […]

05.04.2011

”The International Federations’ interests should be better recognised” – says ASOIF President Oswald

The IWF was also represented by its President and General Secretary at the ASOIF General Assembly yesterday in London, where, among others, the idea of a ‘European Games’ came up. The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations yesterday expressed surprise over the European Olympic Committee’s plans to launch a European Games, saying that the sporting […]

04.04.2011

London 2012 well prepared for testing times ahead

The Organising Committee for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is confidently looking ahead to hosting a string of test events now that the final touches are being put on a number of Olympic venues throughout the city, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission reported. This week, London is hosting the sportaccord […]

01.04.2011

IWF Executive Board Decisions

The IWF Executive Board held a 2 days meeting on 15 March in Istanbul, Turkey. The following decision was made as a further confirmation on the IWF’s strong approach in its anti-doping fight. The decision is as follows: 1. Countries that did not fulfill with the whereabouts requirements prior the 2010 World Championships but were […]

29.03.2011

Warming up for the 2012 IOC World Conference on Women and Sport

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the theme of next year’s IOC World Conference on Women and Sport, which is “Together Stronger: The Future of Sport”. The event will take place from 16 to 18 February 2012 in Los Angeles, USA, and is being organised jointly by the […]

28.03.2011

International Conference on Development of world weightlifting and fight against doping

The Belarus Weightlifting Union held an International Conference “Development of world weightlifting and fight against doping” in Minsk, Belarus on 26-27 March, 2011. The hosts: Alexandr Shpilevsky President, Alexandr Kurlovich, Vice-President and Sergey Samusev, General Secretary, created excellent conditions for the work. Sergey Nered, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Sport and Tourism, Genadiy Alekseyenko, Vice-President and […]

25.03.2011

Deadline to send your Final Entry Forms for the YWC

From 8 to 15 May 2011 Lima will host the 2nd Youth World Championships. The tournament held at Convention Center Hotel Maria Angola will be attended by over 300 athletes from around the world. The deadline to send your Final Entry Forms is 24 April 2011. All documents can be found on the IWF website!

24.03.2011

The manufacturer for the IWF Referee Uniforms is a Thai Company

The IWF has officially announced that from the 10 October 2010 the official IWF Referee Uniforms are exclusively manufactured in Thailand under the guidance and care of the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA – tawa@nulltawa.or.th). The IWF considers the Thai Company “Poppula by MV” as its official sole supplier. The TAWA Coordinator appointed to handle […]

23.03.2011

Arnold Sports Festival Overview

With 46 sports and events, including 13 Olympic sports, the 2011 Arnold Sports Festival was held in Columbus, Ohio in the US. The festival has expanded into the world’s largest multi-sport weekend since its 1989 beginning. More than 100,000 sports fans came to see the competitions in a variety of more than 40 sports and […]

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