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30.07.2008

Iraqi Athletes To Compete at Beijing Olympics

Lausanne, Switzerland � An agreement between the Iraqi government and the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday clears the way for Iraqi participation in the Olympic Games in Beijing. In a productive meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, the IOC and the Government of Iraq agreed on a series of steps that will lead to […]

29.07.2008

Hossein Rezazadeh

Olympic Champion in the +105kg at Sydney and Athens, *Hossein Rezazadeh *(IRI) announced that for health reasons and on medical advice he would not participate in Beijing.

29.07.2008

Olympic champion Berestov out of Beijing-2008

Olympic champion (weight category under 105 kg) Dmitriy Berestov will miss Beijing Games because of backbone’s hernia. In April Berestov returned after 2 years of disqualification caused by positive non-contest doping-test. He had won European championships in Lingano Sabbiadoro though had suffered leg injury during the snatch. “I totally recovered, but never stopped training, – […]

29.07.2008

Happy Birthday

The International Weightlifting Family wishes Mr. Gottfried SCHÖDL, Honorary President of the IWF good health and all the best on the occasion of his 84th Birthday!

14.07.2008

Weightlifting Technical Delegates in Beijing for last pre-Games check-up

Weightlifting’s Technical Delegates to the 2008 Beijing Games, Mr. Sam COFFA and Mr. Attila ÁDÁMFI both confirmed that preparations for the Olympic competitions are already in close-to-perfect status. During their visit, they had fruitful meetings with the Organising Committee, including Mrs. WANG Yan, Weightlifting Competition Manager.

07.07.2008

Defending champion Mutlu out of Beijing

Turkish Olympic weightlifting champion Halail Mutlu has announced his withdrawal from the Beijing Games. Defending Champion Halil Mutlu’s aim of becoming the first weightlifter to win four gold medals has ended. The three times Olympic Champion (1996, 2000, 2004) Mutlu, who will turn 35 before the Games begin, had said two weeks ago he was […]

04.07.2008

Bulgarian lifters withdrawal

Following the positive A sample analysis report of eleven Bulgarian weightlifters according to the IWF Anti Doping Code all eleven lifters received provisional suspension on the 19th June 2008.In accordance with the IWF to demonstrate the serious determination of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee and the Weightlifting Federation of their fight against doping decided to withdraw […]

26.06.2008

IWF to revise its Olympic quota withdrawal decision

At its recent meeting in Cali, Colombia, the IWF Executive Board put under revision its earlier decision of 11 March 2008, according to which Olympic qualification quota should be withdrawn from countries producing positive doping results between 1 January and August of 2008. That particular measure was intended to underline the IWF’s extremely strong and […]

24.06.2008

IWF eliminates World Standards from World Record list

Following the proposal of the Scientific and the Technical Committees, the IWF Executive Board decided to eliminate the so-called “World Standards” from the list of World Records. As it is known, with the introduction of the current set of bodyweight categories, on 1st January 1998, World Standards were created based upon previous best performances, any […]

24.06.2008

Russian lifter sets world record in final act at Colombia

On the final day of the 2008 Junior World Championships in Cali, colombia, Russian Evgeny PISAREV set a new junior world record in the +105kg category with 196kg in snatch. In the men’s team classification Russia dominated, with Ukraine and Iran taking second and third positions, respectively. Team Classification – MEN                               Medal Table – MEN […]

17.06.2008

Junior World Championships opened in Cali

The leading weightlifting power in South America, Colombia is hosting the 34th Men’s and 14th Women’s Junior World Championships in the “Capital of Colombian Sport”, Santiago de Cali. Competitions started on 15th June 2008 at the “Centro de Eventos Valle de Pacifico”. 42 nations are taking part. Results can be followed on this website: 2008 JWC […]

17.06.2008

In the aftermath of the Greek doping cases

The IWF Executive Board at its meeting on 13 June 2008 listened to the report of the Hearing Panel of the 11 Greek athletes who had proved positive in an out-of-competition control on 7 March 2008. Yannis Sgouros, IWF General Secretary confirmed to the Board that since 2005 he had not borne any function in […]

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