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23.07.2010

Youth Olympic Flame begins journey from Greece to Singapore

The Journey of the Youth Olympic Flame got under way today in Olympia, Greece, with the lighting of the flame at an official ceremony outside the famed Temple of Hera. Using the sun’s rays and a parabolic mirror, a holy priestess lit the flame before entering the Ancient Olympic Stadium and passing the torch to […]

23.07.2010

New contact for IWF Referee Uniforms

The IWF is officially announcing that as of now the IWF Referee Uniforms will be manufactured in Thailand, under the guidance and care of the Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA – tawa@nulltawa.or.th ). The TAWA Coordinator appointed to handle uniforms is:Mr. Nippon Limboonsuebsai – E-mail: cisdnipp@nullth.ibm.com – Phone: +668-567-86-888. At the same time, no further […]

22.07.2010

International Olympic Academy bestows ‘Athina’ Award on Dr. Ajan

At the IOA Session Opening Ceremony on the Hill of Pnyx in Athens, the organisation bestowed its Award ‘Athina’ on IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján. Dr. Aján’s over 30 years long contributions to the International Olympic Academy and his devoted services as President of the Hungarian Olympic Academy were thus appreciated and honoured by the representatives of the IOA and the […]

22.07.2010

Yannis Sgouros receives the Olympic Order

Yannis Sgouros, IWF Honorary General Secretary and Prefect of Athens received the highest distinction in the Olympic Movement: the IOC’s Olympic Order, at a ceremony held in the Greek capital. The well-deserved award was presented to Mr. Sgouros by Mr. Lambis V. Nikolau, IOC Member for Greece. – Congratulations!  

20.07.2010

Matthias Steiner got married

The Weightlifting Family wishes a very happy life together for Germany’s Olympic champion Matthias Steiner and his wife Inge! The two celebrities got married on 10th July and the wedding ceremony was combined with the baptism of the couple’s newborn son, Felix. (Photos courtesy Steiner/Dörr)  

11.07.2010

Hosts pocketed most victories at the 2010 University Worlds

The Chinese Taipei teams proved to be most successful at the 2nd FISU World University Championships with both their men’s and the women’s teams. The 2010 WUC was concluded at the Taiwan National College of Physical Education in the country’s 3rd largest city, Taichung. With the participation slightly marred by the global economic crisis and […]

04.07.2010

Many nations celebrate champions 4 days into the University Worlds

The host Chinese Taipei University Sport Federation, the Taiwan National College of Physical Education and the CTWA receive nothing but praise from the participants of the 2nd FISU World University Championships for providing perfect conditions in the city of Taichung. Indeed, both the accommodation, the board, the hospitality and the technical facilities are faultless and […]

30.06.2010

2nd World University Championships about to open in Taichung

The 2010 World University Weightlifting Championships – the first such world-scale event in this sport to be held in Taiwan – are about to open tomorrow, on 1st July, in Taichung City, TPE.The National Taiwan Sports University, the largest in the country, will host the Championships on 1-5 July 2010. The IWF is represented at […]

23.06.2010

Final dates for 2010 World Championships in Antalya!

As previously published in the Calendar, the IWF and the host Turkish Weightlifting Federation herewith confirm the final dates of the 2010 World Championships, which will be at the same time a Main Qualification Event for the 2012 London Olympic Games.Meetings: 12-15 September 2010IWF Congress: 16 September 2010Competitions: 17-26 September 2010The Turkish Federation is just […]

23.06.2010

IWF President praises Bulgarian hosts for the successful organisation

Dr. Tamás AJÁN, IWF President expressed the gratitude and congratulations of the Weightlifting Family to the Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation for successfully hosting the Junior World Championships in Sofia, 13-20 June 2010. He pointed out that the BWF, under the guidance of its President Anton KODJABASHEV, fulfilled the commitment previously given to the IWF and confirmed […]

23.06.2010

Solis (COL) and Aukhadov (RUS) voted as Best Lifters of 2010 JWC

Colombian Leidy Yessenia SOLIS (in 69kg) and Apti AUKHADOV from Russia (in 85kg) were elected by the IWF Press Commission as the Best Female and Best Male Lifters of the 2010 Junior World Championships in Sofia. Solis, who – despite her junior age – can already boast significant international success and world medals, was the […]

23.06.2010

Russian men’s team finished way ahead at the JWC in Sofia

Three countries turned out full teams of 8 lifters at the 36th Junior Men’s World Championships just concluded in Sofia, Bulgaria. Of the three Russia finished in the lead of the team classification with a very convincing advantage of almost 100 points over the second best Poland. Turkey landed in third position. China brought only […]

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