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IWF Sub-Commissions established to serve the sport

At its last meeting in Seoul, the IWF Executive Board established and appointed various Commissions to attend to specific tasks in the management and development of the sport of weightlifting. Click here for the LIST. The Commissions and appointed officials will serve a more efficient and professional management of the many tasks facing the IWF […]


Jang Mi-ran in hospital after car accident

Four-time world champion Jang Mi-ran of South Korea has been hospitalized after sustaining a slight injury in a car accident. Jang’s Volkswagen Sedan was hit by a sports utility vehicle from behind on a road in front of a shopping mall in Goyang, on the northern outskirts of Seoul, police said, adding she was sent […]


Bangladesh weightlifting team for 11th SA Games announced

Talking to newsmen, General Secretary of Bangladesh Weightlifting Federation Wing Commander (retd) Mohiuddin Ahmed expressed his firm determination to display a good show in the meet, saying “our lifters have improved a lot and their standard are almost near the standards of Indian and Pakistani lifters.” He added: “We hope, this time we will achieve […]


Polish weightlifting "life-line" replenished

The Polish Weightlifting Federation has the pleasure to inform the Weightlifting Family that on 4th January 2010 in the afternoon at the hospital in Bydgoszcz, a prominent member of the Polish national team Aleksandra Klejnowska-Krzywańska gave birth to a son weighing 3.2 kg who got name Szymon. By the way, Dr Jaroslaw Krzywanski – Member […]


Armenian Weightlifting website has published a website about Armenian Weightlifting, covering the latest news and results as it pertains to the tournaments that the Armenian Weightlifting team participates in. They will be promoting and updating the site on a regular basis, with interviews, bios, images, and videos as they become available.


White House Teams Up With Olympic Athletes To Fight H1N1 Flu

Next month, the 2010 Olympic Winter Games will begin in Canada. The world’s top athletes will gather in Vancouver, along with spectators from across the globe.These Games inspire all Americans to be physically active and maintain a healthy lifestyle.One immediate step that you can take to protect your health is to get your H1N1 flu […]


Monika Devi pleads for reduced sanction in order to prepare for CWG

Nearly 17 months after she was exonerated by a hearing panel set up by the Indian Weightlifting Federation, Monika Devi appeared before the National Anti-Doping Disciplinary panel on Tuesday and pleaded a reduced sanction so as to enable her to prepare for and compete in the Commonwealth Games in October.In a doping case that triggered […]


New weightlifting webpage on the Internet

In Tartu (Esthonia) there is a weightlifting club called “Jõud” (Strength). They informed us that their webpage is now also in English language. It is open for all visitors. Address of the webpage is  


Iran searching for top foreign weightlifting coach

Iran, which is one of the Asian weightlifting powerhouses, is weak at the moment. The runner-up of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games took part with three lifters in Weightlifting World Cup in South Korea in November and got very awful results. “We have started looking for a foreign coach for the team. Iran’s weightlifting has […]


Diaz leads charge of RP weightlifters

With an untested bet and an ailing veteran leading the charge, the Philippines snatched four gold medals, three silvers and seven bronzes in a smashing campaign in the recent Asian youth and junior weightlifting championships in Dubai.Hidilyn Diaz, a Southeast Asian Games medalist and Olympic veteran at 18, came down with chicken pox a few […]


SA Games live on TV

Viewers will be able to watch live telecast of all 23 disciplines of the 11th South Asian Games that will be held in Bangladesh from January 29 to February 9 next year. After a meeting with the high-ups of different TV channels yesterday, Bangladesh Olympic Association’s media committee for the Games distributed disciplines among the […]


Bulgarian federation loses licence

Bulgaria’s weightlifting federation was stripped of its licence Wednesday for financial mismanagement and a major doping scandal that saw the country’s best athletes banned, the sports ministry said. The ministry said it had refused to renew the federation’s licence because it had “breached the anti-doping regulations and sports ethics ahead of the Beijing Olympic Games […]