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16.06.2008

Olympic Qualification nearing its end

After the finalization of the anti-doping controls of the Continental Qualification Events, the IWF published the list of NOCs having obtained quota to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Such quota could be won in the 2006 and 2007 World Championships, as well as the 5 Continental Championships held in 2008. Olympic Qualification by NOC

16.06.2008

IWF affiliates new members

Before the start of the 2008 Junior World Championships in Cali, Colombia, the Committees and the Executive Board met and took some important decisions.Three new members were accepted to the IWF: Guinea, New Caledonia and Kosovo. In the middle, the representative of New Caledonia (NCL), flanked by Paul Coffa, OWF General Secretary and the delegate […]

13.06.2008

Doping tests around the Beijing Olympic Games

According to a recent communication from the International Olympic Committee, any anti-doping testing between 27 July and 24 August 2008 involving athletes eligible to take part in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games are to be considered as "Olympic tests". Furthermore, there is a change in TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemptions) procedures: any TUE requests for the above […]

13.06.2008

Olympic Champion Dobrev to miss Beijing Games

Bulgarian  Milen Dobrev will be unable to defend his title at Beijing Olympics after failing to recover from a waist injury, the Bulgarian Weightlifting Federation said on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Dobrev won gold four years ago in the 94-kg category at the Athens Games. "He’s still suffering from the injury and it will prevent him […]

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 […]

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