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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
09.05.2008

Invitation to National Federations to IWF Congress in Cali

National Federations are invited to send their delegates to the 2008 IWF General Congress, to be held in Cali, Colombia, prior to the Junior World Championships, on 14th June 2008. This will be the last official gathering of the affiliated federations before the Olympic Games and the Electoral Congress. The letter of INVITATION, the AGENDA […]

03.05.2008

Interview with the AWF General Secretary

www.iwf.net has interviewed the General Secretary of the Asian Weightlifting Federation, Ali Moradi, who spoke about the changing face of this continent’s weightlifting and the challenges of the 21st Century. Read the INTERVIEW

01.05.2008

Asian Championships in Japan end with double Iranian success

At the 39th Men’s Asian Championships in Kanazawa City, Japan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan could best use the Continental Qualification opportunity, because they earned two slots each to the 2008 Beijing Games. In the competitions, China was the most outstanding nation and the +105kg ended with an Iranian gold-silver finish, but both of these Asian nations […]

30.04.2008

Four more Asian nations can enter female athletes to the Beijing Games

At the conclusion of the women’s competitions at the Asian Continental Qualification Championships in Kanazawa City, Japan, the following nations obtained Olympic slots for Beijing 2008, for one athlete each:INA – VIE – MGL – IND (This qualification will become final only after the anti-doping controls.) The men continue their contest for the Olympic slots […]

26.04.2008

28 Asian nations to enter race for Continental Qualification spots

Sixty-eight women and 117 men are on the start list of the Asian Championships starting on 27 April 2008 in Kanazawa City, Japan.With  quite a few nations of the Continent already having won their quota to the Beijing Olympic Games, athletes representing 28 member-countries are still hoping to earn the opportunity to fly to China this […]

25.04.2008

Athletes gather at the IOC to speak out on Beijing 2008

The IOC Athletes’ Commission members gathered in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss how to address the challenging international backdrop into which the Olympic Games have been drawn in recent weeks. The athletes spoke passionately and from their own experiences about the inappropriateness of manipulating and using athletes as political tools. At the close of the meeting, […]

21.04.2008

Exciting finish to European Continental Qualification

In both the women’s and the men’s heaviest categories excitement was not spared from participants and spectators at the 2008 European Championships, which was rounded up last weekend in Italy. In the final count, the following nations won the available Olympic slots for Beijing on the basis of the team classification: Women – TUR: 2, […]

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