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17.11.2009

Gill asks Kalmadi to clear doping mess

New Delhi – Sports Minister M S Gill today (16 Nov.) asked Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi to clear the doping mess involving the weightlifters. “Gill called Kalmadi this morning and discussed the doping issue. The Minister told Kalmadi to clear the mess Indian weightlifting finds itself in,” sports ministry sources told PTI. Earlier […]

17.11.2009

PWLF courses begin

Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWLF) is organizing weightlifting coaching and technical course in collaboration with International Olympic Committee (IOC) at PSB Sports Center from from Monday, 16. Nov. Qamar Iftikhar, an IOC Solidarity weightlifting coaching diploma holder from Hungary, will supervise this course. Hafiz Imran Butt, General Secretary, PWLF will help Qamar conduct the course. Around […]

14.11.2009

Jan Lostowski died

On 12. 11 Jan Lostowski died at age 58. He started lifting with Slask Wrowlaw. His greatest result was a silver medal in 1976 Berlin European Championships. He was a world record holder in snatch – 139 kg, in 1976 (67.5 kg). Lostowski participated in Montreal Olympics 1976. He was the trainer of Marek Golab.

13.11.2009
12.11.2009
12.11.2009

Coaches visit IWF office during studies in Budapest

Aveenash Pandoo, Head Coach of the South African Federation and Deion Nurse from Guyana received a Scholarship from the IOC to study at Semmelweis University (Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences Centre) in Budapest, Hungary. While doing a 3-month Intensive International Coaching Course (ICC) in Weightlifting, which will give them a Specialist Diploma, they […]

12.11.2009

Senior Officials from WADA and IOC at the IWF Headquarters

Senior Officials of WADA and the International Olympic Committee paid visits to the IWF Secretariat in Budapest only two days apart, during the past week. On a tour in order to get to know the International Federations, Kelly FAIRWEATHER, Director of the European Regional Office and of the Relations with the International Federations for the […]

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 […]

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