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01.04.2009

Congress News (first day)

During the first day of Congress, the IWF membership grew to 187 with the ratification of three new members: Gambia, Laos and Mauritania. Annual Reports were heard and approved and the new Constitution, Technical and Competition Rules were widely debated and approved for 2009-2012. Hosts of the future major Championships and Games gave their preparation […]

31.03.2009

Weightlifting selected

Nigeria’s National Sports Commission has selected seven sports to focus on for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2011 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. The commission has listed athletics, boxing, table tennis, taekwondo, weightlifting, wrestling and a seventh to be decided later.

31.03.2009

Record number of participation at IWF Congress

Weightlifting sport set up a record by 84 countries’s participation In Beijing Olympic Games. Another record was broken at IWF Electoral Congress held in Madrid where 132 countries’ delegates are present. The congress was addressed by the letter of Jacques Rogge IOC President. HRH Dona Pilar, HM The King’s Sister, IOC Honorary Member on behalf […]

31.03.2009
31.03.2009

11th South Asian Games to start in Jan. 2010

The 11th South Asian Games (SAG) is to be held from Jan. 29 to Feb. 8 in 2010 in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The meeting organized in Kathmandou (Nepal) also decided to include eight more sports in the 11th edition of SAG: badminton, basketball, cricket, judo, volleyball, wrestling, golf and cycling. Besides the eight […]

31.03.2009

Olympic silver medal weightlifter honoured

Olympian weightlifter Hoang Anh Tuan has been presented with the Labour Order, Second Class, for his contributions to sport after winning silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the men’s 56kg category.Tuan was presented with the State award at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 29 to honour the best sportspeople and disabled athletes […]

30.03.2009
30.03.2009

Sam Coffa: OUR SPORT IS MOVING FORWARD

Interview with the 1st Vice President of IWF – How could you sum up your opinion about the last four years IWF work? – From a technical point of view I can never be satisfied. Never. No matter how much work we do, no matter how much innovations, how much changes we made, we can […]

29.03.2009

Jean-Paul Bulgaridhes re-elected to preside French Federation

Today, on 29 March 2009, at the General Assembly of the French Weightlifting Federation (FFHMFAC), one of the world’s largest and oldest, Jean-Paul Bulgaridhes was re-elected as President for another term with 93% of the votes.President Jean-Paul Bulgaridhes has chaired various Organising Committees for World and Continental Championships and the French Federation will be the […]

29.03.2009
29.03.2009

Hayworth Sets Sights on London Olympics

Three-time Olympian Cheryl Haworth is off to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Olympic bronze medallist (2000) Savannah weightlifter starts training for the 2012 Olympics in London. During an announcement Haworth also donated the uniform she wore at the 2008 Beijing Games during the Opening Ceremonies. She suprised SCAD president […]

29.03.2009

Pacific Islands Cup Email Tournament

127 lifters took part in this very successful first ever Pacific Islands Cup Email Tournament. There was some outstanding performances with Ele Opeloge from Samoa in the 75+kg category totaling 265kg and winning the best female lifter. Whilst in the men division, the best lifter went to Yukio Peter from Nauru with a total of […]

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