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12.08.2011

IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan hosted by new FISU President for dinner

The IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján arrived today in Shenzhen as a FISU Guest of Honour to the 2011 Universiade. His presence underlines the importance the IWF attaches to these Games and to weightlifting at the university level. As a welcome to the IWF President to the Universiade, just elected new President of FISU, Mr. […]

12.08.2011

24 sports awaited in Shenzhen with superb, Olympic-style facilities

The 1st Meeting of the Technical Committee (CT) Chairs of the 24 sports on the 2011 Universiade program held today at the FISU headquarters hotel, the Wuzhou Guest House confirmed that  Shenzhen was awaiting the Universiade participants with top-level venues and ultramodern facilities. Universiade delegations from 147 countries are now gradually occupying the Athletes Village: they will […]

10.08.2011

Anglo-Chinese cooperation in pre-Olympic preparations

Coordinated by the Anglo-Chinese Sports & Cultural Association and the Welsh Assembly Government, the Welsh Weightlifting Federation has welcomed the Chinese National team to Bangor University, where the squad is presenting undertaking in a pre-Olympic Games training camp. Comprising of 43 team members including Beijing 2008 Olympic Champions, Long Qingquan, Lu Yong and Zhang Xiangxiang, […]

09.08.2011

FISU General Assembly Elects New President

Today, August 9th, the FISU Member Associations elected a new Executive Committee at the 32nd General Assembly in Shenzhen, China. The board will be chaired by the French Claude-Louis Gallien, former 1st Vice-President of the Federation. The former French University Hammer Throwing Champion won the election against incumbent George Killian (USA) with 76 votes to […]

08.08.2011

2011 ZKC E-mail International Club Tournament

NEW RECORD SET IN THIS YEAR’S TOURNAMENT – 129 CLUBS PARTICIPATED The ZKC Email International Club Tournament concluded on July 24th was an outstanding success. 129 clubs took part in the Tournament with 655 competitors. 405 male and 250 female athletes competed from the 5 continents. This is the highest number of clubs participation in […]

04.08.2011

Around 12,000 participants from 152 countries expected to the Universiade

University teams all over the world are now getting ready to head to Shenzhen, China, for the 26th Summer Universiade. Athletes from 152 delegations are taking the oath these days at ceremonial Assemblies of their respective FISU member federations.Weightlifters are expected from over 40 countries. (photo) The Hungarian Universiade squad expects a strong performance

04.08.2011

‘London Prepares’ Weightlifting International Invitational

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) invites the Expressions of Interest of National Federations with regard to participation at the ‘London Prepares’ International Weightlifting Invitational to be held at the ExCeL arena from 07 – 11 December 2011. As the Test Event in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic […]

03.08.2011

China ready to host a ‘Green’ Universiade

The Organizers of the 26th Universiade said that the event will lack fireworks and other grand displays traditionally associated with major sporting events, as they are aiming to make it a “green” event. “Various measures have been taken during the preparation of the Universiade to ensure that the Games, which will be held in south […]

02.08.2011

Last call for registrations: 14th World Conference on Sport For All

The 14th IOC World Conference on Sport for All will kick off in Beijing (China) on September 20, bringing together experts and practitioners to share their latest findings in promoting sport for everyone. This high-profile 3 days summit is organised every second year and is a key event in the calendar of the Olympic Movement, […]

02.08.2011

Say No! to Doping, Bronze Outreach Level IWF Campaign

The IWF will launch its Say No! to Doping campaign in November during the 2011 IWF Weightlifting World Championship to be held in Paris, France. Say NO! to Doping is an awareness campaign that encourages sport and anti-doping communities to demonstrate their commitment to clean sport by incorporating green elements into sporting equipment and competition […]

01.08.2011

GBR National Technical Officials Course

Funded by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) together with auxiliary assistance from British Weightlifting, the aim of the course was to provide technical up-skilling for officials to ensure the officiating at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be of the highest standard. Held […]

01.08.2011

IWF Technical Delegate visit to London

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) participated in their 3rd Technical Delegate meeting in London from 27 – 29 July 2011. Represented by Sam Coffa (IWF Vice President) and Attila Ádámfi (Competition Director), the IWF officials received numerous operational reports from ‘London 2012′ key functional areas such as Sport Competition, Technology, Sports Presentation, Sport Entries, Accreditation […]

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