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19.09.2009

Wu Shude, OLYMPIC CHAMPION CELEBRATES HIS 50TH BIRTHDAY

Date of birth: 18 September 1959Place of birth: Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous RegionPersonal best: 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games – 1st 56kg class Sports career: Began weightlifting training in Nanning Spare-time Sports School in 1973. Joined the Guangxi team in 1977. High performances:1978 World Youth Championships – World youth record in 52kg snatch (102.5kg)1979 World […]

18.09.2009

Laos Gets Help From Regional Partners To Build SEA Games Venues

In the true spirit of Asean and its regional partners, debutant Laos is getting help from a host of countries in funding the construction of a dozen of stadiums and a games village for the 25th SEA Games in December. The land-locked country and one of the least developed nation in South East Asia, is […]

17.09.2009

IWF Executive Board concludes meeting in Budapest

The IWF Executive Board held an Extraordinary meeting in Budapest, Hungary, on 15-16 September 2009. The focus of the 2-day meeting was on an overview and the discussion of the finances and the financial management of the IWF with a perspective for the next 4 years. To complement the Constitution, the Board approved a set […]

16.09.2009

2009 WMG – Athlete Entries

2009 WMG – Athlete Entries UPDATED: 16 September 2009 Please find the athlete entries for the 2009 World Masters Games (and 2009 IWF World Masters Championships) to be held in Sydney, Australia from 10 – 18 October 2009. Weightlifting Start List Men 090908.pdfWeightlifting Start List Women 090908.pdf

13.09.2009

Commonwealth Sports Awards Finalists

Manueli Tulo the 56kg junior lifter from Fiji and Sportsman of the Year has made the final list for the Commonwealth Sports Awards in the Young Achiever category,  to be held in England on October 24th. (by Paul Coffa) Finalists – Alphabetical Outstanding Male AthleteUsain Bolt JamaicaSir Chris Hoy ScotlandSamuel Kamau Wanjiri Kenya Outstanding Female […]

13.09.2009

Visit to China

The Oceania Weightlifting Federation and Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation, General Secretary , Mr. Paul Coffa and Assistant Secretary, Mr. Matthew Curtain paid a short visit to the IWF General Secretary , Mr. Ma Wenguang in China prior to continuing their trip to Penang Malaysia where the Commonwealth Championships will be held next month on October 19th […]

13.09.2009

Limit breaking world records 25 years ago

On 13th of September 1984 at the Varna (Bulgaria) internatonal tournament Stefan Topurov (Bulgaria) set up a new world record in 60 kg snatch with 140 kg. While Alexandr Varbanov (Bulgaria) reached 200 kg for the first time in the history of 67.5 kg clean and jerk.

08.09.2009

Personal Side of Olympians on TV Screens

The Beijing Olympic Games are over but the buzz with Korea’s Olympic stars is ongoing. Television broadcasters have been busy the past few days, and some have bore fruit with several of the most promising Olympic stars scheduled to appear on shows. The first will be Jang Mi-ran, the gold medallist weightlifter. Jang, 24, will […]

06.09.2009

Matthias Steiner in Austria

700 spectators at the Steiner appearance in Braunau! Television stations, such as RTL, ARD, ZDF, MDR, SWR, ORF were present when Matthias Steiner had his first competition after his Olympic victory on 19 August 2008 in Beijing on 5 September in the District Sports Hall in Braunau. The German team participated at the 16th Günter […]

02.09.2009

2008 Statistics of Analysis by Laboratories and Testing by Anti-Doping Organizations

Montreal, September 1, 2009 – Pursuant to its responsibilities under the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), WADA publishes annually two sets of statistics. The first set is reported by anti-doping organizations (ADOs) on testing performed and results management, and the second set is reported by the WADA accredited anti-doping laboratories on analyses performed. As regards the […]

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