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17.03.2008

China’s medal expectations at the Beijing Olympics

China doesn’t expect to win the largest number of gold medals at the Beijing Olympics this summer, a senior sports official said here on Wednesday. In several ways, China lags countries such as the United States and Russia, said Cui Dalin, deputy director of the State General Administration of Sport. "It’s the responsibility of Chinese […]

17.03.2008

Dates modified for 2008 Junior World Championships

Due to the availability of the state-of-the-art Sports Complex, the Championships venue, in Cali, the dates of the 2008 Junior World Championships have been slightly modified by the Colombian hosts. Here is the NEW SCHEDULE: 12 June 2008 IWF Committee meetings 13 June 2008 IWF Executive Board meeting and Verification of Final Entries 14 June 2008 […]

09.03.2008

Greetings to Women on Women’s Day!

Commemorating the International Women’s Day, we wish to pay tribute to our women weightlifters, who conquered the platform and the barbells 25 years ago.By clicking on the picture you can read an article from World Weightlifting 2007/3 on the most successful women weightlifters in our history. You may find more news on women in the […]

06.03.2008

New IWF Spokesman

A new spokesman is working for the IWF, Dezső DOBOR. The 54-year old professional media expert is not unknown to the International Weightlifting Family. He has been dealing with our sport since 1980. He used to work for Hungarian Television as a commentator, took part in five summer and one winter Olympic Games. Last year […]

29.02.2008
28.02.2008

Working Group prepares Beijing in Budapest

On 26 February 2008, a Working Group composed of IWF President Dr.Tamás Aján, General Secretary, Mr.Yannis Sgouros, 1st Vice-President, Mr.Sam Coffa and Mrs. Fany Zora, Assistant General Secretary met in Budapest to prepare the next Executive Board meeting, focusing on subjects regarding the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The meeting offered an opportunity for the Greek and the Australian officials […]

21.02.2008

Singapore to host First Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010

Singapore will host the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010. The result was unveiled by IOC President Jacques Rogge at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. IOC Members voted by mail and Singapore beat Moscow in the final by 53 votes to 44. "The Youth Olympic Games are the flagship of the IOC’s determination to reach out […]

20.02.2008

Pan America has new officials

The Weightlifting Federation of Chile, under the able guidance of President Cristian Harthey Silva, organized the Electoral Congress of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation, 14-17 February 2008. The Congress in Santiago de Chile that convened representatives from 23 countries of the Continent was held in a pleasant environment and at a high standard of hospitality. […]

14.02.2008

IWF President visits Teheran for Namdjou Cup

The new leadership of the Iranian Weightlifting Federation, under the baton of Mr. Bahram Afsharzadeh, an experienced leader and former NOC General Secretary, has set a new line of governance in the country’s weightlifting sport. In an attempt to reunite the heros of the past, great champions like Mahmoud Namdjou or Mohamed Nassiri, and the […]

08.02.2008

2008 Junior World Championships in Cali

The 2008 Junior World Championships will be held in Cali, Colombia, from 10th to 19th of June. The accommodation will be in two 5 star hotels. The participation rate will be 95/120.- USD in double/single room, respectively. Please find all details in the Regulation.

08.02.2008

Final deadline to pay the IWF annual membership for 2008

We ask all affiliated National Federations to pay the IWF annual membership fee for the year 2008 latest before 1st March 2008. Please note that only those National Federations that comply with this deadline will have the right to participate with their athletes in the Continental Olympic Qualification Championships. You can download the IWF’s letter […]

06.02.2008

2007 World Ranking list published

Established from the results of events on the IWF Calendar 2007 and subject to anti-doping controls, the Annual World Ranking Lists for the 8 men’s and 7 women’s bodyweight categories are now published here: World Ranking The Ranking lists are now being produced in a CD format and will be sent to all National Federations […]

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