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17.07.2009

Do not miss this party!

On 14 August 2009, the Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee will be organising a One Year Countdown event to commemorate 365 days to the first Youth Olympic Games. Join in the countdown to the inaugural Youth Olympic Games.Event details:Date: Friday, 14 August 2009 – Time: 5pm to 9pmVenue: The Padang, Connaught DriveCount down to […]

15.07.2009

Technical Officials to be nominated for 2009 Goyang WWC

National Federations may propose Technical Officials to work at the 2009 Goyang World Championships (19-29 November), to be held in Goyang City, Korea. The IWF’s Calling Letter tells about the conditions of the nomination. The Nomination Form is downloadable. Deadline: 19 August 2009 

15.07.2009

Latest of the Contreras case

Dominican weightlifter Yuderqui Contreras has cleared her name after the International Olympic Committee announced that Contreras’ B sample came up as negative during tests in Paris. Contreras’ A sample, taken shortly after the 2008 Beijing Olympics tested positive for the performance enhancing drug CERA. There had also been much controversy and suspicion surrounding Contreras because […]

15.07.2009

European Junior Championships, Landskrona preview

European Junior Championships, Landskrona In his last article the President of Swedish Weightlifting Federation, Benny Johansson, expresses his thought about forthcoming European Junior Championships in Landskrona. The organizer plan for 180 – 190 athletes from 30 – 35 countries, and all together about 350 people which are involved in the competition during the last week […]

15.07.2009

USA Weightlifting CEO Chosen

The Board of Directors announced that Rick Adams has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of USA Weightlifting. Rick worked his way through law school as a decorated police officer. He chose law school as a means for getting a business background and immediately after graduating law school put his degree and experience as […]

12.07.2009
11.07.2009

‘Bronze Medalist’ Has Charms of Sports Drama

Pushing limits, celebrating team spirit and savoring that delicious victory _ or honorable loss _ the classic sports drama is programmed to grip viewers with an adrenaline rush. “Bronze Medalist,” featuring weightlifting teenage girls, offers everything you expect from such a film, but also more. South Korea is a country obsessed with first prizes, and […]

11.07.2009

Sri Lankan bronze at Japan's Weightlfting Senior Championships

69th & 21st JAPAN WEIGHTLIFTING MAN AND WOMAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 51 woman and 72 men competed in Memorial Gymnasium on Saitama (04-05.07.2009). , 12 Japan senior and 2 juniors (U20) records were broken. (By Marek Drzewowski) Results One Sri Lankan male athlete competed in 69kg category and got bronze medal.He is living in Japan because he […]

11.07.2009

Successful "100 year anniversary of the athletics club Rorschach"

Daniel Tschan, the President of the Swiss Weightlifting Association summed up the 100 years long his story of the club. In 1909 the foundation of this club was a landmark is the development of weightlifting in the whole country. Rorschach was not only very successful but also had a role model within the association. Mayor […]

11.07.2009

18th Israel Maccabiah Remembers Munich Terror Victims

Over 1,000 Jewish athletes, families, coaches, staff and administrators of the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel took part in a memorial ceremony to remember the 11 Israel Olympians who were murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics.(The Maccabiah is the world´s largest and best Jewish athletic competition in the tradition and values of Maccabi, emphasizing the […]

10.07.2009

Loss of a great Friend!

The Russian Olympic Committee regretfully informed us that Mr. Nikolay Parkhomenko (74), President of the Russian Weightlifting Federation after long-lasting illness, passed away today, the 10th July 2009 at 9 a.m. Moscow time. Nikolay, awarded by the International Olympic Committee as well as by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), has worked closely with the IWF […]

07.07.2009

144 Clubs took part in 2009 ZKC International Email Tournament

2009 ZKC Email International Club TournamentNEW RECORD SET: 144 CLUBS TAKING PART FROM THE 5 CONTINENTS Congratulation to the winning teams:MTZ CLUB FROM CUBA AND THE COUGARS CLUB FROM AUSTRALIA The ZKC Email International club tournament which concluded on June the 30th has seen a record number of clubs enter from the five continents. 144 […]

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