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11.10.2009

Dr. Tamás Aján elected Honorary Member of the IOC

Having reached the age of 70 years in 2009, Dr. Tamás Aján’s term as Member of the International Olympic Committee will come to an end at the end of this year, in accordance with the IOC Charter. However, at the 121st Session of the International Olympic Committee in Copenhagen, in recognition of his invaluable and exceptional […]

09.10.2009

OWF President HE Marcus Stephen meets US President Obama

HE Marcus Stephen, President of the Republic of Nauru and President of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation addressed the 64th United Nations General Assembly in New York with a very moving speech on the difficulties faced by small island nations as a result of the world economic crisis and global warming. During his visit to the […]

09.10.2009

IWF Competition Director on venue-checking tour in Asia

IWF Competition Director Attila ÁDÁMFI covered 4 Asian countries in 10 days in a multiple-event preparation and venue checking tour.The visits included discussions on behalf of the Technical Delegate with the Organising Committee in New Delhi, India, in preparation for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Mr. Ádámfi was guest lecturer for Indian technical officials on the […]

09.10.2009

Final Standing of 2010 YOG Qualification after ChiangMai

The 1st EGAT Youth World Championships held in May 2009 in ChiangMai, Thailand served as the main Qualification Event for teams to participate in the 1st Youth Olympic Games in 2010.Now, all the anti-doping related issues and the proceedings in the doping cases have finally been closed, so the IWF was able to recalculate and […]

06.10.2009
03.10.2009

2016 Olympic Announcement: Rio de Janeiro to Host Summer Games

Rio de Janeiro has been chosen as the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics, beating Madrid in the final round of voting. Rio’s bid will mark the first time the Olympics will take place in South America. Copacabana was immediately filled with glitter, Brazilian flags and “absolute euphoria” upon the announcement. Rio had pushed […]

02.10.2009

2nd International Tournament to commemorate French official Mme Monique Maurice

France’s most successful weightlifting Club Villeneuve-Loubet (near Nice) hosted the second International Tournament on 26 September 2009 in the memory of Monique Maurice, once an enthusiastic practicioner, official and humble servant of the sport in France.The French Federation  FFHMFAC invited weightlifters from both genders to compete in the Tournament that had 2 and half hours […]

02.10.2009
01.10.2009

WADA 2010 Prohibited List Now Published

Montreal, September 30, 2009 – Following its approval by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Executive Committee on September 19, the 2010 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available. This List will go into effect on January 1, 2010. The 2010 List reflects the latest scientific advances and offers a number of noteworthy changes compared […]

30.09.2009

British Olympic team sponsorship set to boost cash-strapped sports

The British Olympic Association will this morning reveal Visa as the major backer for ‘Team 2012′ following months of wrangling with athletes’ agents over image rights. UK Sport was forced to cut £50 million from their 2012 budget last year and it’s hoped the new sponsorship will a small way towards plugging that gap, with […]

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