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27.05.2010

Sofia to host Junior World Weightlifting Championships in June

Up till now 52 countries have sent their entry forms to the 36th Men’s and 16th Women’s Junior World Weightlifting Championships. The event will be held in the Universiade Sports Hall in Sofia, Bulgaria 11-20 June 2010. We would like to call your attention to the deadline of the submission of entry, wich is May […]

27.05.2010

New IWF Referee Scarf for Women available!

A newly designed Referee scarf is now available as a compulsory piece of the women’s referee uniform outfit.The scarf is made of pure silk and the price is USD30.00 per piece. Contact the IWF Secretariat iwf@nulliwfnet.net regarding the purchase.The scarfs will be on sale at the upcoming Junior World Championships in Sofia, at the Antalya Worlds and […]

27.05.2010

Olympic Flame plans revealed

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced that the Olympic Flame will arrive in the UK on Friday 18 May 2012 and will travel around the UK for 70 days, arriving in London the weekend before the 2012 Games begin. •    Olympic Flame to arrive in UK on 18 May 2012•   […]

25.05.2010

Armenian weightlifting coach dies at 51

Head Coach of Armenian Weightlifting National Team Ashot Mkhitaryan, 51, died of a heart attack in Zvartnots International Airport (Yerevan, Armenia) on May 23, when welcoming the youth weightlifting team returning from Valencia after the European Championships. Mkhitaryan had trained the national team since 2006. Under his guidance, Armenia won 6 bronze medals at Olympic […]

25.05.2010

5 weeks to go to the ZKC Email Tournament

Paul Coffa, General Secretary of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation (OWF) announces: Within 5 weeks the 2010 ZKC Email International Club Weightlifting Tournament is scheduled to take place on June 24 – 27. This tournament which is organized by the Oceania Weightlifting Federation, last year attracted a record entry of 144 clubs worldwide, from 25 countries […]

21.05.2010

The coach behind the world’s strongest man

Matthew Curtain, the LOCOG Weightlifting & IPC Powerlifting Manager posted the following article on the London 2010 blog: With the paint literally still wet at the newly completed extension of ExCeL, Frank Mantek, Germany’s national weightlifting coach, described the 2012 Olympic Games Weightlifting competition and training venue as ‘perfect’. Kind words indeed from a man […]

21.05.2010

First UN-IOC Forum in Lausanne

The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, today opened the first joint forum between the IOC and the United Nations (UN) at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne. The event, titled “The Importance of Partnership”, brings together sporting officials and UN representatives in order to leverage the IOC’s recently obtained UN observer status […]

21.05.2010

IOC Coordination Commission successfully wraps up first visit to Rio

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro successfully concluded its first visit to the Brazilian host city, with Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel saying she was pleased with the outcome of the three-day series of meetings. In addition to talks with key figures of the Rio […]

20.05.2010

London 2012 mascots launched to the world

Matthew Curtain, London 2012 Weightlifting & Paralympic Powerlifting Manager has announced that the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) unveiled its Olympic mascot, Wenlock, and Paralympic mascot, Mandeville. Wenlock and Mandeville were created from the last drops of steel left over from the construction of the final support girder for […]

20.05.2010

YOG preparations into high gear

With less than three months to go before the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) kick off in Singapore, preparations are shifting into final gear –reported The Straits Times earlier this week. The Singapore website reports that from this weekend over 700 athletes from 30 National Olympic Committees will descend on the Republic for a final series […]

20.05.2010
19.05.2010

Mme Boossaba Yodbangtoey appointed to NOC-THA Vice President

Congratulations to Madam Boossaba Yodbangtoey, President of the Thai Federation (TAWA) on her recent appointment to Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand! Mme Boossaba is directly assigned to take care of foreign affairs in the THA NOC and with her appointment she is the first lady in Thailand to have such a […]

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