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23.05.2011

Rockin’ Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games emblem unveiled

With 1185 days to go, Nanjing has proudly unveiled their rockin’ emblem for the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014. Launched with a grand ceremony, broadcast live on national television to audiences across China, the emblem is bursting with color and energy in celebration of you – the youth of today. The clever design […]

20.05.2011

Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation’s introductory visit at the IWF headquarters

After a 3 years period of administrative delays, the Bulgarian Ministry of Sport gave the official license to the newly formed Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation lead by President Nedelcho Kolev. On the 20th of May 2011, President Nedelcho Kolev accompanied by General Secretary Borislav Gidikov and International Director Sevdalin Marinov made an official visit to the […]

20.05.2011
19.05.2011

Junior World Championships Penang – 38 days to go

7th of June 2011 is the deadline to send your Final Entry Forms to participate in the 2011 IWF Junior World Championships to be held in Penang, Malaysia from 26 June to 7 July. You should send your application form (downloadable from the IWF website) to the address of the Organizing Committee: info@null2011wjwc.com and to […]

19.05.2011

Highlight on the Arafura Games and Oceania Championships

The Arafura Games, including Oceania Senior, Junior & Youth Championships were held in Darwin, Australia on 11-13th may 2011. The 3 days of competition attracted large crowd. 125 lifters competed during the Games and the Pacific Island lifters – who are based at the institute – achieved excellent results. Yukio Peter (Nauru) in the 77kg […]

18.05.2011

Sportcal’s 20 Years of Sport: Samaranch the Most Influential

Juan Antonio Samaranch, the former International Olympic Committee president who died last year, was the most influential sports executive of the last 20 years, according to the results of Sportcal’s poll 20 Years of Sport: Who Was the Most Influential? The results of the poll were unveiled at yesterday’s 20 Years of Sport event held […]

17.05.2011

Jackie Chan relayed the Torch for the FISU Universiade

May 4th, the torch relay for the 26th Summer Universiade kicked-off at Peking University, marking the 100-day countdown to the opening of FISU’s main event. “I declare the start of the torch relay for the 26th Summer Universiade”, Li said after handing the torch to Xing Yan’an, a Peking University postgraduate who was the first […]

17.05.2011
16.05.2011

Thank you Lima!

On the 3rd day of the competitions, Haiti made its first step in the history of World Championships. Celestin Madgelin became the first ever athlete from Haiti in Women 58kg category competing on the World Championships. On the last day of the YWC, World Records were broken in both genders, the crowded venue could witness […]

16.05.2011

WADA suspends Tunis laboratory’s accreditation from anti-doping analyses

WADA has suspended the accredited laboratory in Tunis, Tunisia from carrying out anti-doping analyses for six months. The suspension is in effect as of May 6, 2011. During the suspension period, this laboratory will not be permitted to analyze anti-doping samples. The laboratory may appeal this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport within […]

12.05.2011

World Records on the first day of YWC

The first day of the 2nd Youth World Championships in Lima, Peru has already produced new Youth World Records. Jiang Hao from China overwrote the whole youth 50kg record table, lifting 100kg in the Snatch, 121kg in the Clean & Jerk, improving the Total to 221kg with an impressive 8kg increase. On the second day […]

12.05.2011

Sport for Peace and Development Forum wraps up in Geneva

The second edition of the International Forum on Sport, Peace and Development came to a close on 11th May at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in Geneva with the adoption of a list of recommendations aimed at leveraging sport as a tool for positive change. Jointly organised by the IOC and the UN Office on […]

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