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01.08.2008
01.08.2008

IWF aims to satisfy Olympic Appetites with new website

IWF has launched a site with new look, which aims to bring our fans around the world to follow all the events of Olympic weightlifting. www.iwf.net will follow all the actions on and around the platform. Site visitors will find daily galleries featuring the best photography from the Games, full details on lifters and events, […]

01.08.2008
31.07.2008

No answer from 18 countries out of 87!

No answer from 18 countries out of 85! IWF Media office leads a campaign to collect all the possible information on 85 participating nations’ athletes for media use during the Games. All countries were requested to complete the given questionnary on their lifter/s/. Thanks to those from 69 countries taking this “game” seriously, understanding how […]

31.07.2008

Important Note on Beijing Weightlifting Technical Congress

We would like to remind all NFs and NOCs representatives that the Technical Congress will be held at 15:00 on 7 August 2008 in the Competition Venue.   The Verification of Final entries will be held prior to the Congress, starting at 14:00 at the same location.   As the deadline of entries (Sport Entry […]

31.07.2008
31.07.2008
30.07.2008

85 countries’ lifters to compete in Beijing

Weightlifting will line up a record number of nations at the Beijing Olympic Games: 85. /The previous record was set up in Atlanta by 77 nations/ The following countries will send weightlifters for the first time to the Olympic Games: – from Africa: RSA (South Africa) – from Asia: KSA (Saudi Arabia), TJK (Tajikistan), VIE […]

30.07.2008

Iraqi Athletes To Compete at Beijing Olympics

Lausanne, Switzerland � An agreement between the Iraqi government and the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday clears the way for Iraqi participation in the Olympic Games in Beijing. In a productive meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, the IOC and the Government of Iraq agreed on a series of steps that will lead to […]

29.07.2008

Hossein Rezazadeh

Olympic Champion in the +105kg at Sydney and Athens, *Hossein Rezazadeh *(IRI) announced that for health reasons and on medical advice he would not participate in Beijing.

29.07.2008

Olympic champion Berestov out of Beijing-2008

Olympic champion (weight category under 105 kg) Dmitriy Berestov will miss Beijing Games because of backbone’s hernia. In April Berestov returned after 2 years of disqualification caused by positive non-contest doping-test. He had won European championships in Lingano Sabbiadoro though had suffered leg injury during the snatch. “I totally recovered, but never stopped training, – […]

29.07.2008

Happy Birthday

The International Weightlifting Family wishes Mr. Gottfried SCHÖDL, Honorary President of the IWF good health and all the best on the occasion of his 84th Birthday!

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