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16.04.2007

Oceania talent sets new record

OWF and Commonwealth Federation General Secretary Paul Coffa reports: Samoa weightlifting sensation, Ele Opeloge set a new Commonwealth record in the clean & jerk with a lift of 141kg on Friday 13th April, during the Apia Cup International Tournament. She also set a new Oceania snatch record with 107kg and a new Oceania total record of 248kg. All of […]

04.04.2007

New dates for 2007 University World Cup!!!

With consideration to other major events like the Junior Worlds or the Pan American Games, new dates have been fixed jointly by the host Peruvian and the International Federations for the 10th Weightlifting University World Cup. The 2007 edition of the University World Cup will be held, as planned, in Lima, Peru, but the dates […]

28.03.2007

IOC Vice President met Dr. Aján in Frankfurt

On 26 March 2007, IOC Vice President received IOC Member and IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The German National Olympic Committee and Sport Federation were recently united into a new organisation called "Deutscher Olympischer SportBund" (DOSB) and Dr. Thomas Bach became its President. IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján visited the […]

27.03.2007

Olympic barbells chosen for Beijing 2008

Exercising its right as per the IWF By-Laws, the IWF Executive Board has designated the barbells that will be used in the weightlifting competitions of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. In the selection process, the following factors were carefully and extensively taken into consideration: -          The Guidelines and Regulations of the IOC concerning the selection […]

27.03.2007

Help the IWF update its Rules for 2008!

The IWF Committees and Executive Board will deal with the proposals for updating the IWF Constitution, Technical Rules and By-Laws, as the first instant, at their next meetings in Prague, this June. To this end, National Federations and international officials can still send their suggestions to the IWF Secretariat. The deadline is 6 April 2007.

20.03.2007

David Rigert turns 60 – Wolfang Peter celebrates 80 years

Congratulations to David Rigert, Russian Olympic and World Champion on his 60th Birthday! The weightlifting hero of the former USSR team, Captain of the Russian selected squad turned 60 years old on 12th March 2007. Congratulations! Wolfgang Peter of Germany, Honorary Vice President of the IWF celebrated his 80th anniversary on 11th March. Good health and […]

12.03.2007

2007 Qualification World Championships Program finalized

The Timetable of the 2007 Qualification World Championships to be held in Chiangmai, Thailand has been finalized with the host Thai Weightlifting Association. The competitions will run for 10 days between 17 and 26 September 2007 and the IWF Annual Congress will take place on 16 September 2007. See Schedule

09.03.2007

Deadline for Technical Officials’ nomination JWC 2007 expiring today

Please note that today – 9th March 2007 – is the deadline for the nomination of Technical Officials to the 2007 Junior World Championships to be held in Prague, Czech Republic. In the selection, preference will be given to referees who already have the new Referee Uniform. National Federations should also consider and keep the […]

05.03.2007

IWF Symposium in Rome was a tremendous success

Two days - 2nd and 3rd March 2007 - crammed with lectures and presentations embracing a very wide range of topics, from coaching to IOC policies, constituted the intellectual summit of weightlifting. Organised at the highest level with perfect hospitality by the Italian Weightlifting Federation (FIPCF), the IWF Symposium took place in Ostia, suburb of Rome. In […]

20.02.2007

Technical information about the IWF Symposium

Update information about the IWF Symposium1-4th March 2007Rome We are glad to announce that so far we have received the application of 184 people from 67 countries to the event. The IWF will cover expenses of 3 nights of one person per National Federation for the period of 1st to 4th of March 2007.Any additional […]

17.02.2007

Final deadline to apply to the IWF Symposium in Rome

WARNING! FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE for the IWF SYMPOSIUM 19TH FEBRUARY We are glad to announce that the Symposium is already worldwide recongized and almost 200 applications have arrived so far. In order to ensure a high quality and well organized event for all participants we would like to kindly remind you that there will be […]

13.02.2007

Imre Földi elected “Athlete of the Nation” in Hungary

It is an elite group of 12 of Hungary’s most prominent sportsmen and sportswomen who may bear the proud title of "Athlete of the Nation". Replacing Ferenc Puskás, who died recently, Imre FÖLDI was elected as the 12th member. Since Hungary boasts dozens of multiple Olympic, world and European champions and athletes of great merit, it is […]

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