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27.06.2009

To the memory of Stefan Polaczuk

Stefan POLACZUK, born on 14.12.1950 in Biała Podlaska. Graduated Academy of Physical Education in Biala Podlaska. Assistant of the first coach of senior national team 2005-2006. Coach of junior national team in 2007-2009. Club coach in Terespol 1978-2005. Outstanding weightlifting sportsman, who coached many top athletes of Poland, among others Adrian Zieliński and Tomasz Zieliński […]

26.06.2009

MOC to commemorate Olympic Day in Mzimba

Malawi Olympic Committee (MOC) will commemorate this year’s Olympic Day in Mzimba on Saturday with a number of sporting activities. The Olympic Day is commemorated on June 23 every year worldwide among its 205 members including Malawi. It is the day which the modern Olympics were revived by Frenchman Pierre de Courbetin in 1894. A […]

26.06.2009

Weightlifting exhibition in observance of Olympic Day

The Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association (GAWA) in association with the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) will observe Olympic Day in Guyana with a weightlifting exhibition Saturday. Lifters such as Sean Cozier, who has represented this country in numerous international competitions, along with recently crowned Schoolboys and Novices best lifter Antoine Gordon and Orwayne Cozier amongst others […]

26.06.2009

GOSPER – PRAISE FOR LONDON 2012

TRANSFORMATION OF LONDON’S OLYMPIC PARK- UNMATCHED Australian Olympic official Kevan Gosper has heaped praise on London’s Olympic preparations saying the transformation of a wasteland in the city’s east is unmatched anywhere in Europe. Gosper told journalists at the opening of a world press briefing “the regeneration of an industrial wasteland at Stratford is very exciting […]

25.06.2009

COUNTDOWN CLOCK MARKS FINAL 100-DAY PUSH FOR TOKYO 2016

Exactly 100 days before Tokyo 2016 hopes to be given the honour of hosting the most compact, athlete-focused and sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games in history, the Bid today unveiled a Countdown Clock in the heart of Japan’s vibrant capital city. Measuring 1.8 m in height and 1.5m across, the clock was unveiled at the […]

24.06.2009

85 year-old weightlifter Maurice Crow honoured

1111 New Zealand Olympians will be awarded uniquely numbered Olympic pins this week as the project to name, number and order the men and women who have represented New Zealand at the world’s greatest sporting event is completed. The Olympians also receive a commemorative certificate signed by IOC President Jacques Rogg. Marking the conclusion of […]

23.06.2009

9th Senior and 8th Junior GCC Weightlifting Championships

The 9th Senior and 8th Junior GCC Weightlifting Championships is hosted by the Emirates Weightlifting Federation under the leadership of His Excellence Sheikh Sultan Bin Mejren who is also the incumbent President of the Asian Weightlifting Federation, slated on 1st- 6th of July 2009 in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. It will be legible only to […]

23.06.2009

U.K. – 8 sports K.O

After the crisis hit, though, a £50 million shortfall forced U.K. Sport to cut back, employing what it calls its “no-compromise” principle: Only those sports viewed most likely to yield medals would get full funding. The policy means that while the overall budget for London 2012 is slightly larger than for Beijing 2008, eight sports […]

23.06.2009

Public Relations Officers seminar rated a success

The first ever seminar for practicing Public Relations Officers (PROs) of the various sporting organizations, organized by the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) in collaboration with the Reds Perreira Sports Foundation held at the Guyana Olympic House was rated a success owing to the fact that it attracted ninety five percent (95%) of the invited PROs. […]

21.06.2009

Bucharest junior WC, men 105 kg, one man show

Despite of the fact Russian Eduard Mezhgikhov missed one of his snatch attempts he was able to grab first place without any difficulty as his rivals were far behind him. 20 years old Russian was very convincing in clean and jerk as well. Tagirov (UKR) ranked 2nd in snatch was 19 kg behind him in […]

21.06.2009

Bucharest junior WC, women +75 kg, A new Korean superstar on the scene

The group of 15 women (there were three 16 years old among them) had very interesting composition. First of all Niue (an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean) had it first appearence at world championship. Their representative Narita Wiliamu had a very good start with three good attempts in snatch (placed 5th) but finally […]

20.06.2009

Bucharest junior WC, men 94 kg, the best show up to now

Who could have thought the final ranking was the same with the snatch podium composition. Russian Alexandr Ivanov was the leading figure passing snatch by 175 kg, 5 kg ahead of Chinese Li Bing. The rivalry was very sharp between these two top athletes in clean and jerk as well. Li Bing made the first […]

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