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26.01.2009

Olympic champion Aramnau named Best Sportsman of the Year in Republic of Belarus

Olympic Hammer Throwing champion Aksana Miankova and Olympic Weightlifting champion Andrei Aramnau were named the top Belarusian Athletes of the Year in the National Public Awards ceremony, “Triumph. Heroes of Sport 2008 ” A Gala ceremony was held in Minsk on January 17 following a poll which attracted about 1.5million votes from the Belarusian public. World […]

22.01.2009

Dr. Tamás Aján thanks for congratulations on his 70th Birthday

Prominent personalities of the world of sport sent best wishes to IWF President Dr. Tamás Aján on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The list includes the IOC President, IOC Members, International Federation officials, colleagues, representatives of the international media, etc. Dr. Aján was also congratulated by the Hungarian media, Olympic and sports society. He […]

22.01.2009

World Weightlifting’s voting for the Best Lifters of 2008 has been closed.

World Weightlifting‘s voting for the Best Lifters of 2008 has been closed. With over half-a-thousand votes cast on this website, the first ever online voting process proved to be a great success. This number unfortunately includes quite a few invalid ballots, but still hundreds of people expressed their preference for the stars of the 2008 […]

08.01.2009
06.01.2009

Matthias Steiner elected Sportsman of the Year in Germany

Germany’s superheavyweight Olympic Champion Matthias Steiner was elected Sportsman of the Year 2008 in his country. Never before had a weightlifter become the best sportsman of the year in Germany. Steiner’s almost ‘superhuman’ effort and great sportsmanship in Beijing was recognised by this honour.It may well be that prominent weightlifters became Sportsmen or Sportswomen of […]

30.12.2008

IWF Executive Board allocates 1st Youth World Championships

The IWF will organise the 1st ever World Championships for the Youth (aged 13-17 years) in 2009. According to the decision of the IWF Executive Board, the 1st Youth World Championships will take place in ChiangMai, Thailand, 19-24 May 2009.The competition venue and the hotel will be the same as for the 2007 Royal World […]

19.12.2008
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11.12.2008

IWF President receives Paul Coffa, Commonwealth and Oceania General Secretary

Dr. Tamás Aján, IWF President met Mr. Paul Coffa, General Secretary of the Oceania and Commonwealth Weightlifting Federations at his office in Budapest.In recent weeks the President welcomed several visitors at the IWF headquarters: among them Maj.Gen. Intarat Yodbangtoey and Mr. Dragomir Cioroslan, IWF Vice Presidents; Sheikh Sultan Bin Mejren, Asian Weightlifting Federation President and IWF […]

03.12.2008

High-class lifting and impressive turnouts at the World University Championships

A very high standard of weightlifting performance throughout all categories and impressive turnouts characterized the 1st  World University Championships held in Komotini, Greece, 25-28 November 2008. Exceeding all previous figures in the IWF University World Cups, at this first official FISU-controlled World Championships 56 female students participated from 23 countries, whereas 103 men took part […]

27.11.2008

Bidders still welcome to host 2010 World University Championships

Satisfied with the great success of the 1st FISU World University Weightlifting Championships just running in Greece, the International University Sport Federation (FISU) wishes to allocate the 2nd edition to be held in 2010. Prospective organisers, i.e. National University Sports Federations affiliated to FISU may send their application to the FISU headquarters: championships@nullfisu.net  

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