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75th anniversary for Finnish

In 2009 the Finnish Weightlifting Federation is celabrating its 75th anniversary. The Baltic Cup competition will serve as our Gala Competition with competitors from countries around the Baltic Sea such as Olympic Bronze Medalist from Beijing 2008, World and European Champion Viktor Scerbatihs (Latvia) and European Silver Medalist from Bucharest 2009 Ruth Kasirye (Norway). Also […]


Naim feels better

After heavy medical treatment Naim Suleymanoglu returned to his mother’s home from hospital last Saturday. His health is going better. During treatment, Turkish governors and media showed a great interest on him on top level. On his doctors’ advice he cannot receive visitors. After one week, he will open his doors to accept visitors. (Turkish Weightlifting […]


Samoa - Commonwealth Youth Games 2015

Samoa National Olympic Committee won the bid to host the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games. Samoa today has possibly one of the best weightlifting stadiums in the world. The weightlifting event in 2015 will certainly be one of the  highlights of the Commonwealth Youth Games. The weightlifting venue in Samoa has in recent years hosted major […]


New Website of Indian Weightlifting Federation

Indian Weightlifting Federation has launched its website. The website address is National Games at Jharkhand postponed up to 15th June The organizers of the National Games, Jharkhand, have informed that due to hot weather with temperature,around 43-44 Degree Celsius presently at Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad and expecting the same in the month of June-2009, […]


Five years on Athens still saddled with white elephants

Five years after the flame went out on the Athens 2004 Olympics the Greek capital is still saddled with white elephants, organisers said . The President of the Hellenic Olympic Commitee, Spyros Capralos, said that Athens, in many cases, ended up building too many venues without the foresight of having them serve the athletic needs […]


Arafura Games preview

Oceania’s best weightlifter, Nauruan national Peter Yukio, will be competing at the Arafura Games. Yukio is regarded as the top lifter in Oceania and the Commonwealth after winning gold in the men’s 77kg category at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Limasso, Cyprus, in December last year. Yukio edged out Fiji’s top Olympic lifter Josefa Vueti […]


16th Asian Games

The 16th Asian Games (, part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia is pleased to report very significant progress with the National Olympic Committees that will be bringing more than 12,000 athletes to Guangzhou next year. “Among the 45 member National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of the Olympic Council […]


National Coach for Tonga

Maamaloa Lolohea, one of the best lifters Tonga has ever produced, an Olympic representative and South Pacific Games gold medalist in the 105+Kg category , has been appointed full time coach of Tonga. Maamaloa spent two years at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute under an IOC coaching scholarship. He already has a lot of lifters and […]


Weightlifting legend Süleymanoğlu stable

Süleymanoğlu was taken to Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Hospital on Thursday after having a seizure from a high fever. The hospital’s vice chief of medicine, Dr. İbrahim Morgül, said Süleymanoğlu was in stable condition, but more tests were needed before making a diagnosis about the 42-year-old iron pumper. “We have yet to know if the […]


New Round of Drug Testing Implicates Six Athletes

National sports bodies in Bahrain and Italy confirmed Wednesday that 1,500m champion Rashid Ramzi and road race silver medalist Davide Rebellin were among the six for positive for the new blood-boosting drug CERA in retests of their samples. The other four were Dominican women’s weightlifter Yudelquis Contreras, German cyclist Stephan Schumacher, Greek race walker Athanasia […]