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05.12.2009

John Garhammer Clinic at American Open

John Garhammer Clinic at American Open – USA weightlifting is proud to present a free clinic at the American Open in Mobile, AL, featuring world renowned biomechanist, Dr. John Garhammer. Dr. Garhammer will present Saturday night December 12th, following the final session of lifting. The clinic is titled: A History of Weightlifting Technique. The information […]

05.12.2009
05.12.2009

Nazik Avdalyan (69 kg): I dedicate my victory to Armenians all over the world

Armenia’s women weightlifters taking part at the World Weightlifting Championships in Goyang, returned home with gold and bronze medals. Gold medalist Nazik Avdalyan (69 kg) says the final results weren’t as important to her as being able to perform her best. “Honestly, I wasn’t thinking about winning. I wanted to justify the hope placed on […]

04.12.2009

Dr. Aján honoured for his contributions at WADA’s 10th Anniversary

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) celebrated the 10th Anniversary of its foundation on 1-2 December 2009 in Stockholm. At the Jubilee celebrations WADA Foundation Board Member Dr. Tamás Aján, IWF President, was among the few honoured for their valuable contributions to the activities of this organisation. Dr. Aján: “We founded WADA in February 1999 in Lausanne […]

04.12.2009

First-ever blood testing: all samples returned negative

The IWF is on the way of further tightening its already very severe anti-doping program and policy. In addition to the “regular” IWF-procedure of anti-doping controls (urine samples) involving more than 30% of the participating athletes, for the first time in history, the IWF took blood samples as well at the 2009 Goyang World Championships […]

04.12.2009

Dongguan preparations for the 2010 Games are "right on schedule"

The 16th Asian Games (www.gz2010.cn/en), part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is reporting that co-host cities Foshan, Dongguan and Shawei are “chomping at the bit” and will be ready to go when the Games begin in November 2010. According to Zhu Yimin, Deputy Secretary General of […]

04.12.2009

Guest presenter Carissa Gump

Randy Hauer and David Miller teamed up with guest presenter Carissa Gump. Gump is an American record holder in the clean and jerk as well as a Beijing Olympian. She lives in Colorado Springs and trains at the Olympic Training Center. Hauer and Miller run Rocky Mountain Strength and Health, which is a satellite of […]

04.12.2009

Anniversary book

A book was published due to the anniversary of 75 years old Finnish Weightlifting Federation. The book is written unfortunatelly in Finnish only. The title is: “EINO MÄKINEN – Kurun Karhu” (Eino Mäkinen – the bear from Kuru). 191 photos and illustrations decorate the book.The author is Lauri Järvinen. His work is a biography of […]

04.12.2009

Bertram the first Oregon weightlifter ever to aim Olympics

Making her first appearance at the World Weightlifting Championships, Sarah Bertram, who works and trains at Ironworks Gym in Creswell, placed 16th overall while establishing a new Oregon women’s record for her weight class in the snatch. After successfully making all three of her snatch attempts during the world championships, Bertram’s lift of 89 kilograms […]

03.12.2009

WADA Approves Harmonized Protocols and Guidelines for Athlete Biological Passport

WADA Approves Harmonized Protocols and Guidelines for Athlete Biological Passport The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) made significant advances in strengthening the global fight against doping through additional strategies during the Agency’s Executive Committee and Foundation Board Meetings held on December 1-2 in Stockholm, Sweden. “As WADA is celebrating its tenth anniversary, I am pleased that […]

28.11.2009

Tuan aims for SEA Games gold

Olympic silver medalist Hoang Anh Tuan said that he might retire from international competitions if he doesn’t win a gold in the men’s 56kg event at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Laos next month. Tuan said that for him, the SEA Games is as important as the 2008 Beijing Olympics and added that he […]

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