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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 […]

30.09.2009
26.09.2009
25.09.2009

IWF Auditors’ Committee had its meeting in Budapest

The IWF Auditors’ Committee, elected at the Congress on 1st April 2009, had its first official meeting at the Federation’s Budapest headquarters on 22nd and 23rd September. During the two days of work, the Committee members – Messrs. Tryggve Duun (NOR), Marino Ercolani Casadei (SMR) and Petr Krol (CZE) – carried out the Audit, including a […]

25.09.2009
24.09.2009

Dragomir Cioroslan member of Chicago Olympic bid delegation

“It’s hard for me to be unbiased about this,” said Bart Conner, a Chicago native and double gold medalist in gymnastics at the 1984 Olympics. “When you look at the plan and the spectacular city and the legacy plan and the convenience for the athletes against the backdrop of the city, on lots of levels, […]

24.09.2009

Elmhurst native vies for spot on 2010 Olympic bobsled team

Ingrid Marcum was at York High School in Elmhurst when she dreamed of making the U.S. Olympic team as a gymnast. Marcum, 33, is still pursuing her goal, but with a twist. The Elmhurst native wants to make it to the Olympics as a pusher on the women’s bobsled team. Marcum, who also is a […]

23.09.2009

WADA Executive Committee Approves 2010 Prohibited List

At its September 19, 2009, meeting, WADA’s Executive Committee approved the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods for 2010. The new List will now be officialized and published on WADA’s Web site by October 1, 2009. It will take effect on January 1, 2010.The Prohibited List is one of the cornerstones of the harmonized fight […]

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