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04.06.2009

Lyn Jones – Section Manager, Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games

In accordance with the published selection criteria, the Australian Weightlifting Federation (AWF) has nominated to the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) Mr. Lyn Jones to serve as the Weightlifting Section Manager for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. This significant role also includes the organisational portfolio of ‘National Team Manager’ for the following events in prior […]

04.06.2009
04.06.2009

Chicago is excited

Two-hundred-eighty athletes from 22 countries are preparing to compete in the Pan-Am weightlifting championship at the UIC forum. Among them, the Cuban women’s team, which is competing for the first time in the United States. Tickets are free with the hope that enthusiastic crowds will send the message that Chicago is excited about hosting an […]

03.06.2009
03.06.2009

Ingrid Marcum pushing to be an Olympian

If the Olympics had a triathlon event that included balance beam, clean-and-jerk and sled push, Ingrid Marcum would be a lock to make the U.S. team. Marcum was an accomplished gymnast and still is an elite athlete in weightlifting and bobsled, a singular combination of athletic excellence yet one that so far has left her […]

03.06.2009
02.06.2009

Qualification to the 2010 Youth Olympic Games as per 1st YWWC

The 1st EGAT Youth World Weightlifting Championships held in ChiangMai last month produced the first set of teams (National Federations) who will be able to send their athletes aged 16-17 in 2010 to Singapore, to the Youth Olympic Games. In accordance with the 2010 YOG Qualification Regulation, the following tables give the Youth Olympic slots […]

01.06.2009

Former National Weightlifter’s Death A Great Loss

Former national weightlifter and Hall of Fame inductee Sum Kwok Seng, passed away on Saturday at the age of 84. The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) in a statement said, the late Sum was an active member of the Malaysian Amateur Weightlifting Federation (MAWF) from the 1950 to the 1990s. According to the statement, Sum […]

30.05.2009

Japan’s 100 year Olympic legacy marked by foundation of Institute of Olympism

The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) today marked the centenary of its country’s active involvement in the Olympic Movement by announcing the creation of the Kano Jigoro Memorial International Sport Institute in Tokyo. The Institute, inaugurated exactly 100 years after Jigoro Kano became the first International Olympic Committee (IOC) member from Asia, will promote the values […]

27.05.2009

Chinese hosts decided to cancel the Grand Prix

Due to the situation of A(H1N1) influenza around the world, the Chinese Olympic Committee asked the Chinese Weightlifting Association to reconsider the organization of the IWF Grand Prix this year. Finally the Chinese Weightlifting Association decided to cancel the IWF Grand Prix for 2009. Plans to organise this Grand Prix next year have, however, not been […]

26.05.2009

Hoang Anh Tuan: a different role

About 10,000 people in the capital city of Hanoi took part in a walk to welcome the upcoming 3rd Asian Indoor Games (AIG), to be held in Vietnam for the first time. Before the walk, Culture, Sports and Tourism Deputy Minister and the AIG 3 Vice Chairman Nguyen Danh Thai handed the flag and the […]

25.05.2009

Dika Toua: Sportswoman of the Year

On Saturday 23rd May, at the Annual Sports Awards held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, champion weightlifter Dika Toua won for the sixth consecutive year the Sportswoman of the Year award. The Gala Event at the Crown Plaza was attended by 500 VIP guests from Government, Corporate Sponsors, and Sporting Organizations. Dika Toua, many […]

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