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04.12.2009

Anniversary book

A book was published due to the anniversary of 75 years old Finnish Weightlifting Federation. The book is written unfortunatelly in Finnish only. The title is: “EINO MÄKINEN – Kurun Karhu” (Eino Mäkinen – the bear from Kuru). 191 photos and illustrations decorate the book.The author is Lauri Järvinen. His work is a biography of […]

04.12.2009

Bertram the first Oregon weightlifter ever to aim Olympics

Making her first appearance at the World Weightlifting Championships, Sarah Bertram, who works and trains at Ironworks Gym in Creswell, placed 16th overall while establishing a new Oregon women’s record for her weight class in the snatch. After successfully making all three of her snatch attempts during the world championships, Bertram’s lift of 89 kilograms […]

03.12.2009

WADA Approves Harmonized Protocols and Guidelines for Athlete Biological Passport

WADA Approves Harmonized Protocols and Guidelines for Athlete Biological Passport The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) made significant advances in strengthening the global fight against doping through additional strategies during the Agency’s Executive Committee and Foundation Board Meetings held on December 1-2 in Stockholm, Sweden. “As WADA is celebrating its tenth anniversary, I am pleased that […]

28.11.2009

Tuan aims for SEA Games gold

Olympic silver medalist Hoang Anh Tuan said that he might retire from international competitions if he doesn’t win a gold in the men’s 56kg event at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Laos next month. Tuan said that for him, the SEA Games is as important as the 2008 Beijing Olympics and added that he […]

23.11.2009

Islamic Games rescheduled for 2010

Officials have set April 9-25, 2010 as the alternate date for the second Islamic Solidarity Games which were postponed due to the global swine flue epidemic. The new dates for the second edition of the games were approved by the Islamic Solidarity Games Federation in Riyadh. The Games will be held in Tehran, Ishafan and […]

23.11.2009

Happy Birthday Mr. Miyake

MIYAKE Yoshinobu was born 70 years ago, 24. 11. 1939, The Japanese Olympic Champion is the member of the weightlifting Hall of Fame since 1993. His Olympic results – 1960 Silver 1964 Gold 1968 Gold He was world champion in 56 kg in 1962, and five times world champion in 60 kg.(1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, […]

23.11.2009

INTRODUCING LYO AND MERLY – MASCOTS FOR THE FIRST YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES

With just 266 days to go before Singapore hosts the world’s first Youth Olympic Games (YOG), Lyo (pronounced as Leo) and Merly are ready to blaze the trail. The official mascots for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010) were unveiled by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports today. As […]

23.11.2009

Wales-Malta-Northern Ireland Junior Tournament 2009, HolyHead, Wales

Maltese youngsters leave their mark in Wales tournament Agius and Sapiano place first in respective categoriesFive young members of the MCAST club in Naxxar made a good advert for Maltese weightlifting with a spate of positive results in a tournament for juniors, held in Holyhead, Wales earlier this month.Ryan Agius topped the 69kg class with […]

23.11.2009

Indian Weightlifting Federation election process to start

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will this week set the ball rolling for elections to reconstitute the dope-tainted Indian Weighlifting Federation, the officials of which resigned en masse after six lifters tested positive for banned substances last month. IOA Secretary General Randhir Singh said that dates for the elections would be announced in the coming […]

22.11.2009

Dominican Republic’s Contreras did not violate doping rules

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced sanctions against five athletes who participated in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing for having committed anti-doping violations. However, it did not disqualify Dominican Republic’s Yudelquis Maridalin Contreras (fifth in the 53kg weightlifting event) after counter-analysis failed to confirm the initial result.

21.11.2009

IWF Executive Board discussed Indian Federation’s doping cases issue

The IWF Executive Board discussed the issue of the several Indian positive doping cases. Regarding the facts that the India has repeatedly produced multiple cases in recent years, on the other hand, however, the cases are still in process, the Executive Board shall take a very strong action against the Indian Federation, once all the […]

20.11.2009

Disqualified officials in Nigeria

Sports Minister and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Engr. Sani Ndanusa, has been disqualified from contesting for the presidency of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC). The NOC Public Relations Officer, Tony Nezianya, disclosed this to newsmen yesterday in Lagos after the executive committee meeting to screen those seeking election into the NOC board. The […]

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