When the Vietnamese weightlifter Hoang Anh Tuan returned to Bac Ninh province after winning a silver medal at the Beijing Olympic Games he was hailed like a returning conquering hero. Tuan continues to work at achieving new goals. He is busy preparing for the Southeast Asian Games 2009 in Laos. He also recently invested more […]
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court sought a response from the Sports Authority of India on a petition filed by weightlifter L Monika Devi disqualified from participating in Beijing Olympics 2008 after she was found positive in dope test, alleging that the officials violated the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules. Also issuing notices to Indian […]
These outstanding sportsmen became the best of all athletes in their country last year : Albania: Erkland Qerimaj és Romela Begaj Belarus : Andrei Aramnau Ecuador: Alexandra Escobar Germany.: Matthias Steiner Vietnam: Hoang Anh-Tuan Korea : actually, there was no voting organized by jounalists for best sportsmen of.the country.But Korea Sports Council (Korean Olympic Committee)announced […]
All the three members of the IWF Auditors’ Committee met in Budapest, prior to the Electoral Congress, to carry out the Audit of the International Weightlifting Federation’s books and accounts.Horst Tischler (SUI), Karl Rimböck (GER) and Margarita Nikolova (BUL) with the IWF President, after having completed their job at the IWF Secretariat.
At the Houses of Parliament in Budapest, the President of the Republic of Hungary László Sólyom presented Dr. Tamás Aján, IWF President, IOC Member with the state award, the Middle Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary in recognition of his dedication and long lasting contribution to the development of sports.
Olympic champion Andrei Aramnau of Belarus was handed a two-year suspended ban from competition on Friday after driving while intoxicated for the second time in less than three months. The 20-year-old, who won gold in Beijing by breaking several world records in the 105kg weight class, was first caught driving drunk in December before he […]
The Rotary Club of Tulsa announced that Olympic weightlifter Melanie Roach, who placed sixth at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, will be the 2009 female recipient of the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award. Roach and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, the male recipient, will be honored at the 16th annual Henry P. Iba […]
Ronald Frere, President of New Caledonia Federation sent this message: “Dear Friends, It is with great regret to inform you that the 2009 World Cup which was supposed to be held on May 3rd to 7th, has been cancelled in New Caledonia. This decision was taken after consultation with the IWF / OWF. The reason […]