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!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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put under revision its earlier decision of 11 March 2008, according to which Olympic qualification quota should be withdrawn from countries producing positive doping results between 1 January and August of 2008.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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On the eve of the Junior World Championships in Cali, the IWF Executive Board met and decided on a couple of important issues. Among these were that the Federation will launch the issue of International Referee Licence stamps for the next Olympic cycle, i.e. 2009-2013 already around September this year.Considering the recent dramatic decline of […]
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, […]