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19.12.2009

Nigeria: Ndanusa Promises Glorious Delhi 2010

The Minister and Chairman of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Engr. Sani Ndanusa has said that arrangements are being put in place to ensure that the country does well in the 2010 India Commonwealth Games. Ndanusa was speaking in Abuja while giving the itinerary of the Queen’s Baton Relay Team expected to arrive Nigeria on […]

19.12.2009

Ousted Indian WF secretary to contest polls

Squadron Leader Baldev Raj Gulati, the ousted secretary-general of the Indian Weightlifting Federation, may have had to resign last month under pressure from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) over the issue of doping, but he is not giving up yet.Gulati resigned from his post along with all other office bearers. But Gulati, who has often […]

19.12.2009

IRFU Fitness Workshops Well Received

The November and December IRFU Fitness Workshops proved hugely successful with fitness coaches from across Ireland. World-renowned Professor Dietmar Schmidtbleicher and Olympic medallist Martin Zawieja presented two interesting modules as part of the workshops. The December Fitness Workshop was presented by Martin Zawieja who is an elite weightlifting coach and also an Olympic medallist in […]

18.12.2009

Weightlifter Elizabeth Poblete’s Baby Died

Nine days after Chilean Olympic weightlifter Elizabeth Poblete gave birth to a baby while training in Brazil, not even realizing that she was six-months pregnant, the infant has died. The boy, named Eric Jose, weighed 2.5 pounds and died late last night at São Luiz hospital in Sao Paulo where Poblete was taken after giving […]

18.12.2009

Iranian weightlifting teams withdraw from Asian Championships

Iran made poor results in the World Championship held in South Korea last month. Moreover, some Iranian lifters were found accountable for doping in previous tournaments. In the technical committee held in Iran’s Weightlifting Federation the officials decided to cancel participation in the tournaments due to the existing turmoil in Iran’s weightlifting society.

18.12.2009

Weightlifter is among CCTV awards nominees

Despite being inactive for most of the year, China sports icons Liu Xiang and Yao Ming lead the nominees for the 2009 CCTV Sports Personality of the Year award after the final list was announced on Tuesday. Regarded as China’s “Sports Oscars”, the award honors the most outstanding group or individual in sports for the […]

17.12.2009
16.12.2009

Sroka and Muziński best in the Memorial

Krzysztof Beck (1930-1996) participated in the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960, where he took 5-th place in category 77 kg. Multiple champion of Poland was associated with club “Zawisza”. The memorial tournament to remember Col. Krzysztof Beck is organized since 2000. This year the best athletes of the tournament were Sroka and Muziński.

16.12.2009

Champions' Gala in Chelm

As emphasized by President of the Polish Weightlifting Federation Zygmunt Wąsiela Champions Gala in Chelm was a great promotion of weightlifting. Six women and ten men in different weight categories competed, among them the world champion Marcin Dolega, Georgian Kosabijew Arsen and Olympic silver medalist from Beijing, a Frenchman Vencelas Dabaya. The combination of weightlifters […]

16.12.2009

Surprise birth for Chilean weightlifter during training

A Chilean Olympic weightlifter (Poblete finished 12th in Beijing Games) unexpectedly gave birth to a baby boy while she was training in a Brazilian gym. Elizabeth Poblete, 22, called for a doctor when she felt unwell a week ago while hoisting weights in the gym in Sao Paulo, where she lives, the news website Globo.com […]

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