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08.03.2010

Award shock for Liku

SOFT-spoken Levuka lass Maria Liku of Fiji Weightlifting, was shocked to win her first national award at the FASANOC Sports Award in Suva on Saturday night. Liku edged other top nominees like Selai Pridgeon (golf), Makelesi Batimala (athletics) to win the Female Athlete of the Year. The New Caledonia-based national weightlifter arrived into the country […]

08.03.2010

Nigeria Weightlifting Federation calls 21 lifters to camp

The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) has selected a total of 21 junior weight lifters that will resume camping immediately for the Youth Olympic Games qualifiers holding in Egypt from March 19-27. The federation after a three-day trials held at the Indoor Sports Hall, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos picked seven males and fourteen women lifters. The […]

07.03.2010
07.03.2010

India Men and Women Championships

In Udaipur, India (IND) the “62 India Men and 25 Women Championships” were held. After the doping failures in 2009 resulting in a financial penalty and several dIsqualifications (including one for life), this event was aimed to show the current Indian weightlifters, and appoint the Indian team’s members to participate at “XIX Commonwealth Games” to […]

07.03.2010

Kasabijew’s Debut in Question

The President of Polish Weightlifting Federation, Zygmunt Wasiela has informed that Arsen Kasabijew (87) debut under the Polish team colours in the European Seniors Championships in Minsk (BLR) came into question. It happened due to Georgian Weightlifting Federation authorities, which in the last hours, literally, dramatically “tightened” its position cocnerning an equivalent for the training […]

07.03.2010

On February 21-23, Yerevan State Olympic Reserve College was hosting Armenian Weightlifting Championship

On February 21-23, Yerevan State Olympic Reserve College was hosting Armenian Weightlifting Championship. In the highest categories gold went to Leva Gasharyan (weight category 94), Arthur Babayan (weight category 105) and Ruben Alexanyan (weight category +105). Samvel Khachatryan, President of Weightlifting Federation of Armenia told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter that the weightlifters started to prepare to […]

05.03.2010

Five sports proposed for 2011 Pacific Games

The National Olympic Committee of Solomon Islands, NOCSI, board has confirmed the participation of five sports to the 2011 Pacific Games (PG) in New Caledonia next year. This was agreed to by the board. The sixth Pacific Games will be held in Noumea, New Caledonia from 27 August to 10 September 2011. Following the meeting […]

05.03.2010

Japanese weightlifters train at LSUS

In February, ten weightlifters and two coaches from seven universities in Japan visited LSUS for a joint training session with the LSU Shreveport weightlifting team. In its second year running, this joint training camp is the outcome of a ten-year friendship between LSUS’s weightlifting Coach, Kyle Pierce, Ph.D., and Coach Junichi Okada of Waseda University […]

05.03.2010

2010 Pacific Islands Email Tournament

Another successful event for the Oceania region which attracted 150 competitors from the following countries: Palau, FSM, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu, PNG, Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Niue, and New Caledonia. There were some excellent performances amongst the pacific lifters and with the Commonwealth Games coming up this year, this is very encouraging for the region. […]

05.03.2010
03.03.2010

2010 Junior World Championships Program

The 2010 JWC Program is now available for download at the IWF website. The Organising Committee is working on their website and all the other related documentation to become available as soon as possible. We will inform you on the web and via email on the updates.  

01.03.2010

Dr. Tamás Aján, President of the International Weightlifting Federation and Honorary Member of the IOC received the Olympic Order

Dr. Tamás Aján, President of the International Weightlifting Federation and Honorary Member of the IOC received the Olympic Order on February 28, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Order was presented to Dr. Aján by Dr. Jacques Rogge, President of the IOC. The Olympic Order is the highest award of the Olympic Movement, created by […]

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