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15.03.2009

Salama works for Egypt

The Egyptian federation contracted Maged Salama as a new national trainer for women. Salama was earlier the coach for Matthias Steiner in Austria.

15.03.2009

Weightlifter next Iba recipient

The Rotary Club of Tulsa announced that Olympic weightlifter Melanie Roach, who placed sixth at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, will be the 2009 female recipient of the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award. Roach and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, the male recipient, will be honored at the 16th annual Henry P. Iba […]

14.03.2009

World Cup in New Caledonia cancelled due to General Elections

Ronald Frere, President of New Caledonia Federation sent this message: “Dear Friends, It is with great regret to inform you that the 2009 World Cup which was supposed to be held on May 3rd to 7th,  has been cancelled in New Caledonia. This decision was taken after consultation with the IWF / OWF.  The reason […]

14.03.2009
14.03.2009

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Steiner Meet – Story by Randall J. Strossen

Matthias Steiner came to the Arnold Sports Festival hoping to meet California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and the IronMind Invitational provided the perfect setting. Olympic gold medalist Matthias Steiner said that Governor Schwarzenegger was his hero and the possibility of Arnold being in Beijing fueled both his final preparation and his dramatic performance on the lifting […]

09.03.2009

Change in leadership of Algerian Weightlifting Federation

Abdellaou Larbi (42) has been elected as the new President of Federation Algerienne d’Halterophilie replacing Hasni Fekir. The new General Secretary is Cherrak Hadj Ahmed. The Technical Director is Chekri Youcef. The new President collected 51 votes while the other candidate, Yataguène Mohamed Rezki obtained 21 votes. President Abdellaoui Larbi succeeds Hasni Fekir who was […]

05.03.2009

USA Weightlifting Announces New Board of Directors

USA Weightlifting announced its new Board of Directors, bringing to conclusion the governance reform process which began in April 2008. With the announcement, the new Board will immediately take control of the organization which has been overseen by a Nominating and Governance Committee appointed by the United States Olympic Committee in April 2008 to see […]

04.03.2009

Change of city for 2009 Junior World Championships

The 2009 Junior World Championships will be held in Bucharest, the capital of Romania – not in Constanta, as originally planned – indicated by Nicu Vlad, President of the Romanian Weightlifting Federation and of the Organising Committee. The Championships will take place 14-21 June. The competitions will take place in the Sala Polivalenta, the accommodation […]

04.03.2009

COMING SOON! IWF IS TO PUBLISH A BOOK ON BEIJING 2008 OLYMPICS

By the end of March an album of 700 photos is to be published to bring back memories of the most successful weightlifting Olympics ever. The book titled Magical Games and Magical lifters contains all the 255 lifters’ photos who participated in the Games. It also features giant pictures of all the Olympic Champions and […]

04.03.2009

German Weightlifters Up for the Arnold

Even if their Olympic teammate – gold medalist Matthias Steiner – is coming off hernia surgery, Juergen Spiess and Almir Velagic are more than ready to defy gravity at the Arnold Sports Festival, where they are headliners for the IronMind Invitational on the main stage of the Expo Hall at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March […]

04.03.2009

Road 2 Asian Games, NEW SERIES

IEC staff led by Jeff Stone had a fantastic experience in Chiang Mai shooting and interviewing Thailand ‘s top female weightlifters at the end of February. The program they shot for is called Road 2 Asian Games, which is a new program that launched in early-February. The show is airing in various markets around Asia […]

04.03.2009

Austria’s homage to German Olympic Gold medallist Matthias Steiner

“After earning Olympic gold in Beijing, Matthias Steiner is granted the Golden Badge of Honour of the Republic of Austria because he is a shining example of Austrian sports and has still close ties with his home country”, Secretary of State for Sports Reinhold Lopatka stressed at the reception staged for the super-heavyweight lifter winning […]

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