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31.03.2008

Pawina Thongsuk announces retirement

"I have decided to retire, although I always wanted to compete at these Olympics," Pawina Thongsuk told reporters, with tears running down her face. "It all depended on my physical condition but this injury has affected my consistency and my record." Her retirement was met with disappointment in Thailand, where Pawina, an army sergeant, became […]

31.03.2008

Matthew Curtain appointed as CM for London 2012

Australian Matthew Curtain was appointed as as the Weightlifting Competition Manager for the 2012 LondonOlympic Games. Having been involved in weightlifting over more than twenty years, Matthew Curtain is a well experienced and knowledgeable sport administrator, having served previously as Weightlifting Competition Manager for the XVIII commonwealth Games, Melbourne 2006.He is the current Assistant General […]

27.03.2008

Oceania Championships started with OWF elections

Oceania Championships, the Continental Qualification Event for Beijing Olympic Games, started with the Oceania Weightlifting Federation Electoral Congress. The delegates have elected H.E. Marcus Stephen (NRU) as President, Tony Hole (COK) as 1st Vice President, Ronald Frere (NCL) and Frank Robby (PNG) as Vice Presidents, and re-elected Paul Coffa (AUS) as General Secretary. For further information […]

25.03.2008

Nomination of Technical Officials for Cali 2008

In accordance with the IWF’s Letter, National Federations can now propose Technical Officials – using the TO Nomination Form – for the 2008 Junior World Championships in Cali, Colombia. Nominate only International Category 1 Referees and/or Doctors. Deadline: 1 April 2008 – to be sent to monika.ungar@nulliwfnet.net or by fax to +361 2690208/+361 3530199.

25.03.2008

Continental Qualification series kick-off

The Pan-American Championships, at the same time a qualifier for the Beijing Olympic Games 2008, were organised in Callao (Lima), Peru, with a record number of 18 countries participating, including several countries (CAN, COL, CUB, MEX, USA, VEN) which had already qualified at the two Qualification World Championships in 2006 and 2007. In a close […]

19.03.2008

Free of charge visa for all participants of the 2008 JWWC

We are pleased to inform you that the Organizing Committe of the 2008 JWWC Cali, Colombia is offering the visa free of charge for all the participants of the event. Download the list of countries that require visa to Colombia Download the list of diplomatic representations of Colombia In case you intend to participate, please […]

19.03.2008

Olympic Weightlifting Results and Information Services approved

After the successful Test Event in January, the Homologation Test (full scale test) of Olympic Results and Information Services (ORIS) was carried out last week in Beijing. Mr. Róbert Nagy, Technology Director and Mr. Attila Ádámfi, Technical Delegate tested the application on behalf of the IWF according to the ORIS and IWF requirements and as previously […]

18.03.2008

World Weightlifting’s new issue is published

The World Weightlifting 2007/4 magazine introduces the best lifters of 2007: Jang Mi-Ran (KOR) and Andrei Rybakou (BLR). This issue focuses on Halil Mutlu targeting to be the first four times Olympic gold medal winner of our sport. You can read an interesting story on Marcus Stephen who represented Nauru as a lifter before and […]

17.03.2008

China’s medal expectations at the Beijing Olympics

China doesn’t expect to win the largest number of gold medals at the Beijing Olympics this summer, a senior sports official said here on Wednesday. In several ways, China lags countries such as the United States and Russia, said Cui Dalin, deputy director of the State General Administration of Sport. "It’s the responsibility of Chinese […]

17.03.2008

Dates modified for 2008 Junior World Championships

Due to the availability of the state-of-the-art Sports Complex, the Championships venue, in Cali, the dates of the 2008 Junior World Championships have been slightly modified by the Colombian hosts. Here is the NEW SCHEDULE: 12 June 2008 IWF Committee meetings 13 June 2008 IWF Executive Board meeting and Verification of Final Entries 14 June 2008 […]

09.03.2008

Greetings to Women on Women’s Day!

Commemorating the International Women’s Day, we wish to pay tribute to our women weightlifters, who conquered the platform and the barbells 25 years ago.By clicking on the picture you can read an article from World Weightlifting 2007/3 on the most successful women weightlifters in our history. You may find more news on women in the […]

06.03.2008

New IWF Spokesman

A new spokesman is working for the IWF, Dezső DOBOR. The 54-year old professional media expert is not unknown to the International Weightlifting Family. He has been dealing with our sport since 1980. He used to work for Hungarian Television as a commentator, took part in five summer and one winter Olympic Games. Last year […]

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