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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 […]

30.04.2008

Four more Asian nations can enter female athletes to the Beijing Games

At the conclusion of the women’s competitions at the Asian Continental Qualification Championships in Kanazawa City, Japan, the following nations obtained Olympic slots for Beijing 2008, for one athlete each:INA – VIE – MGL – IND (This qualification will become final only after the anti-doping controls.) The men continue their contest for the Olympic slots […]

26.04.2008

28 Asian nations to enter race for Continental Qualification spots

Sixty-eight women and 117 men are on the start list of the Asian Championships starting on 27 April 2008 in Kanazawa City, Japan.With  quite a few nations of the Continent already having won their quota to the Beijing Olympic Games, athletes representing 28 member-countries are still hoping to earn the opportunity to fly to China this […]

25.04.2008

Athletes gather at the IOC to speak out on Beijing 2008

The IOC Athletes’ Commission members gathered in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss how to address the challenging international backdrop into which the Olympic Games have been drawn in recent weeks. The athletes spoke passionately and from their own experiences about the inappropriateness of manipulating and using athletes as political tools. At the close of the meeting, […]

21.04.2008

Exciting finish to European Continental Qualification

In both the women’s and the men’s heaviest categories excitement was not spared from participants and spectators at the 2008 European Championships, which was rounded up last weekend in Italy. In the final count, the following nations won the available Olympic slots for Beijing on the basis of the team classification: Women – TUR: 2, […]

18.04.2008

Europeans fight for Olympic slots in Italy

The European Championships of 2008 for Men and Women are being run in Lignano Sabbiadoro, a famous Italian seaside resort. This is at the same time the last Olympic qualification opportunity for the Continent’s weightlifters. In the men’s categories altogether 163 lifters were entered from 36 countries. The women’s fields are composed of 108 athletes […]

14.04.2008

All 205 NOCs to take part in Beijing Olympics

The National Olympic Committees of the world gathered from the 7th to the 9th of April to participate in the XVI General Assembly of ANOC held in Beijing. On April 10th, they held their Joint Meeting with the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee.  According to ANOC President Mario Vazquez Rana, ANOC would give full support […]

14.04.2008

European Federation has a new President from Italy

At its Congress held on 13 April 2008 in Venice, in the presence of 44 member nations out of 48, the European Weightlifting Federation elected its office-bearers for the next four-year cycle. President: Antonio Urso (ITA)General Secretary: Marino Ercolani Casadei (SMR)Vice Presidents: 1st – Anton Kodjabashev (BUL), Yuri Sandalov (RUS), Dr. Hasan Akkus (TUR), Zygmunt […]

11.04.2008

British Association looking for World Class Performance Coach

At the request of the BWLA, herewith is an ad for a new Performance Coach in Britain: Organisation: World Class WeightliftingSalary: Competitive salary and benefits packageLocation: World Class Lifting, HPC, LeedsType of contract: Fixed term up to March 09 and then on the basis of continued funding Job DescriptionThis is an exciting opportunity to join […]

11.04.2008

European elections and Qualification Championships ahead

The European Weightlifting Federation is going to elect new officials to its Executive Board and Committees at its upcoming Congress on 13 April 2008 in Venice. Waldemar Baszanowski, two-times Olympic champion, serving as President since 1999, is stepping down, ceding his place to a new President, while Marino Ercolani Casadei wishes to continue as General […]

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