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11.11.2009

The Queen’s baton relay included weightlifters

The Queens Baton Relay is one of the most visible and important traditions of the Commonwealth Games as it will carry the message of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, who is the Head and the Patron of the Commonwealth. The Grand launch ceremony for Delhi 2010 Baton was held at the Buckingham Palace on October […]

11.11.2009

Sweden’s 100 years

Name of federationSvenska Tyngdlyftningsförbundet (Swedish Weightlifting Federation) Place and dates of its foundationSvenska Atletikförbundet, November 1909, Malmö (wrestling and weightlifting)Svenska Tyngdlyftningsförbundet, 03.26.1922, Eskilstuna.  Svenska AtletikförbundetIn the beginning of the 20th century the power sports in Sweden could be described as disorganized. The athletes were more interested in circus performance and the ordinary weightlifting was more […]

10.11.2009

16th Asian Games one year countdown

The 16th Asian Games (www.gz2010.cn/en), part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) will begin sending official invitation letters to National Olympic Teams throughout Asia to attend and participate in The 16th Asian Games. Co-hosted by the Olympic Council of Asia, General Administration of Sport of China, People’s […]

10.11.2009

Media Registrations Close November 16 for WADA 10th Anniversary Board Meeting and Press Conference

Montreal, November 9, 2009 – To mark its 10th anniversary, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will hold its annual end-of-the-year Executive Committee and Foundation Board meetings on December 1-2 in Stockholm, Sweden. WADA was founded on November 10, 1999, in Lausanne, Switzerland, following a joint initiative from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and governments of […]

09.11.2009

Team match Sweden, Norway, England

Sweden was the host of team match between three sides, Sweden, Norway, England.The formula for the competition is 2 youths, 2 juniors, 2 seniors and 2 woman lifters. The results for each individual lifter is transformed into Sinclair points and added together. The competition has never been so exciting as this year. After 144 lifts […]

08.11.2009

Queen meets weightlifting teen with 2016 ambitions

A 15-year-old girl who could lift a prop-forward rugby player above her head was awestruck after shaking hands with the Queen. Weightlifting British record breaker Zoe Smith, from Abbey Wood, met the Queen on Tuesday whilst at the 2012 Olympic Park in Stratford to check on construction progress and meet with top athletes. Ms Smith […]

07.11.2009

The AWF's new CEO is Michael Keelan

Matthew Curtain concluded his tenure with the Australian Weightlifting Federation on 6th November. The AWF’s new CEO is Michael Keelan. Michael Keelan is a well experienced sports administrator having served the AWF as its High Performance Manager since 2008. He is also a former elite athlete – having participated for England at the 1978 & […]

07.11.2009

Toronto awarded 2015 Pan American Games

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Toronto, which failed twice in bids to land the summer Olympics, was selected to host the 2015 Pan American Games on Friday. In a secret ballot by the Pan American Sports Organization, Toronto won on the first round with 33 votes, eliminating Lima, Peru, which received 11, and Bogota, which earned 7. […]

06.11.2009

WADA Launches New eFormat of Play True Magazine

WADA Launches New eFormat of Play True Magazine with Special 10th Anniversary IssueThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published a “Special 10th Anniversary” issue of its flagship magazine, Play True. On this occasion, WADA has also launched a new format for the magazine. In addition to the paper and PDF formats, a new Web version […]

06.11.2009

Singapore Weightlifting Federation gets a new home

Singapore’s first Olympic medal was in weightlifting – with Tan Howe Liang winning a silver at the 1960 Rome Olympics. And now, as the Singapore Weightlifting Federation gears up for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), there are plans to lift the sport to new heights. With a new facility at Jalan Benaan Kapal, set […]

04.11.2009

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s hopeful for Goyang

Almira Lizde was born 04. 07. 1982. in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She started with weightlifting in 1998, after Bosnian war. Regarding all category athletes, men and women, she is the best Bosnian lifter. Last year she was second of all female competitors in all sports in Bosnia! She won at Alpe Adria Cup many […]

04.11.2009

Happy Birthday Chun Byung-Kwan

The Korean Olympic Champion (1992) celebrates his 40th birthday today.Chun Byung-Kwan won silver medal in front of the home crowd in 1988 and four years later became Olympic Champion in Barcelona (56 kg). In 1991 when he became a world champion he was awarded the AIPS Trophy.

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