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17.06.2008

IWF recognizes IOC decision on suspension of the Iraq NOC and Federations

The IWF has received and recognized the IOC’s decision on the provisional suspension of the National Olympic Committee and – among others – the Weightlifting Federation of Iraq. Quote: The Iraqi National Olympic Committee is suspended on a provisional basis ? with all the consequences provided by the Olympic Charter – as a protective measure […]

16.06.2008
16.06.2008

IOC gives eligibility to lifters changing citizenship

The IOC has given its approval to two ex-Cameroon weightlifters, Daniel Koum Koum and Simplice Ribouem to participate for their new country, Australia – if selected to the Olympic team. Both lifters stayed in Australia after the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Another lifter whose new NOC adherence has been approved by the International Olympic Committe, however, […]

16.06.2008

Olympic Qualification nearing its end

After the finalization of the anti-doping controls of the Continental Qualification Events, the IWF published the list of NOCs having obtained quota to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Such quota could be won in the 2006 and 2007 World Championships, as well as the 5 Continental Championships held in 2008. Olympic Qualification by NOC

16.06.2008

IWF affiliates new members

Before the start of the 2008 Junior World Championships in Cali, Colombia, the Committees and the Executive Board met and took some important decisions.Three new members were accepted to the IWF: Guinea, New Caledonia and Kosovo. In the middle, the representative of New Caledonia (NCL), flanked by Paul Coffa, OWF General Secretary and the delegate […]

13.06.2008

Doping tests around the Beijing Olympic Games

According to a recent communication from the International Olympic Committee, any anti-doping testing between 27 July and 24 August 2008 involving athletes eligible to take part in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games are to be considered as "Olympic tests". Furthermore, there is a change in TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemptions) procedures: any TUE requests for the above […]

13.06.2008

Olympic Champion Dobrev to miss Beijing Games

Bulgarian  Milen Dobrev will be unable to defend his title at Beijing Olympics after failing to recover from a waist injury, the Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation said on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Dobrev won gold four years ago in the 94-kg category at the Athens Games. "He’s still suffering from the injury and it will prevent him […]

05.06.2008

Small Nations Tournament celebrates 30th edition

For the sixth time in its history the Small Nations Tournament took place in Luxembourg in the city of Hamm. Eleven teams with  forty-three athletes contested for the victory. The Tournament celebrated its 30th edition. This time, Cyprus won rather easily in front of Luxembourg and Monaco; Iceland and San Marino finished in the 4th and 5th […]

30.05.2008

A note from the IWF concerning Olympic Qualification

Although the Qualification Events to the 2008 Beijing Games have already finished, there are still several anti-doping test results missing, because the laboratories are overloaded. Before all control analysis results and procedures are complete, the Olympic Qualification cannot be complete and final. Therefore, the IWF is now informing its members that the communication to the […]

26.05.2008

2008 UESAKA E-mail Tournament – another great success

Paul Coffa reports from Oceania: "The 2008 edition of the UESAKA E-mail International Club Tournament was another great event with 772 competitors from a record entry of 139 clubs from the five continents. Apologies for not entering a further 200 competitors from 17 other clubs from Asia and Europe but unfortunately their results came in […]

20.05.2008

Continental Qualification just complete with Africa

The 2008 African Championships, held as the Continental Qualification event in Strand, South Africa, finished with the overwhelming success of Nigeria – both among the men and the women. In addition to Nigeria, another four nations were able to qualify lifters to the Beijing 2008 Games: Libya, Cameroon, Tunisia and Egypt.To access the Olympic Qualification team […]

13.05.2008
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