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22.12.2006
19.12.2006

IWF Handbook to be updated for 2008-2012

As with all the previous editions, the IWF intends to make a step-by-step and well-considered preparation of the next edition of the IWF Handbook, which contains: the Constitution the By-Laws the Technical Rules and the Anti-Doping Policy of the IWF. (The currently valid IWF Handbook is available on this website.) As before, we wish to […]

15.12.2006

New Members to the Weightlifting Hall of Fame

Since its foundation in 1992, every year the Greats of weightlifting were elected to join the Weightlifting Hall of Fame. In 2006 four prominent figures of the sport’s near past were chosen by the Hall of Fame panel to receive this outstanding honour. Alexander Kurlovich (BLR), double Olympic champion, Nicu Vlad (ROM), Olympic champion and […]

14.12.2006

Training course for Beijing 2008 Technical Officials

A training course for weightlifting National Technical Officials to work at the Beijing Olympic Games was held with great success in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province, 22-31 October 2006. The seminar was organised jointly by BOCOG Sport, Mrs. Wang Yan, Weightlifting Competition Manager, and the Chinese Weightlifting Association; and the lecturer was Mr. Myrddin John, IWF […]

13.12.2006

Foreign coaches in demand

The IWF has noted an increasing demand from National Federations to employ foreign coaches to work with their national selections. Therefore National Federations and those coaches who are willing to work abroad to send their contact details to the IWF. At the IWF Secretariat Gabriella Barany is handling the matter: gabriella.barany@nulliwfnet.net 

12.12.2006

Asian Games summary

?The IWF has assessed the organisation of the Asian Games in Qatar, in particular the weightlifting competitions, and concludes that it was a prime event of a very high standard,? says Dr. Tamás Aján, President of the IWF, following his return from Doha. ?We also appreciate the professional activity of the Technical Officials ? a […]

07.12.2006

Asians conclude battles in Doha

In the women?s heaviest category, the +75kg, the two protagonists celebrated their third face-to-face contest after two world championships. Both times before, the lighter lady ? Korean Jang Mi-Ran, holder of the world record with 318kg ? was on the winning side. In Doha, however, Mu Shuangshuang from China improved the balance to 1:2. Her […]

05.12.2006

Thongsuk continues with world record in Doha

In the women?s 63kg category the Olympic and world champion Thai Pawina Thongsuk was facing this year?s world champion Quyang Xiaofang (CHN). Although the latter lifted one kilo more than in Santo Domingo, Thongsuk was still more outstanding and with a 142kg new world record clean and jerk (and a 5kg higher total) she reconfirmed […]

05.12.2006

Just published: World Weightlifting 2006-3

World Weightlifting?s 2006-3 issue carries a detailed and colourful coverage of the events of the first major Olympic Qualification event, the 2006 Men?s and Women?s World Championships in Santo Domingo, DOM. The category-by-category accounts are completed with exclusive interviews, including reports with the new French world champion Vencelas Dabaya, oldtimer Olympic and world champions, or […]

04.12.2006

Asian Games underway in Qatar

Two days into the events of the 15th Asian Games held in Doha, weightlifting athletes display excellence at the highest level. Among the 35 nations of the continent that have sent their participants to Qatar the Chinese are leaving no doubt of their pre-eminence in both genders. Santo Domingo?s world champions, Li Zheng (56kg) and […]

29.11.2006

Iranian Federation delegation’s visit and talks with IWF

In the process of an investigation into the nine Iranian athletes who tested positive out of competition before the 2006 World Championships, the Iranian Weightlifting Federation appointed a new President, Mr. Bahram Afsharzadeh (for a long time General Secretary of the Iranian NOC) and dismissed the Bulgarian chief coach and his assistants. Mr. Bahram Afsharzadeh, accompanied by […]

27.11.2006

Dr. Aján visits Azerbaijan

Dr. Tamás Aján, President of the IWF paid a short visit to Baku, capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan. During his stay, he met Mr. Azad Rahimov, Minister for Youth and Sport, Mr. Vagut Nazarov, Vice President and Mr. Ismail Ismailov, General Secretary of the Weightlifting Federation, as well as the leaders of the Olympic […]

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