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01.03.2010

Dr. Tamás Aján, President of the International Weightlifting Federation and Honorary Member of the IOC received the Olympic Order

Dr. Tamás Aján, President of the International Weightlifting Federation and Honorary Member of the IOC received the Olympic Order on February 28, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Order was presented to Dr. Aján by Dr. Jacques Rogge, President of the IOC. The Olympic Order is the highest award of the Olympic Movement, created by […]

28.02.2010

Tulo wins Fiji Sportman of the Year

LEVUKA native weightlifter Manueli Tulo won the 2009 Sportsman of the Year Award at the Fiji Sports Council Awards on Friday night. This is the second consecutive year Tulo has won this award. Tulo, who is based at the Oceania Weightlifting Institute in New – Caledonia, produced a remarkable achievement last year setting records, winning […]

27.02.2010

Sports shutterbugs can show off chops at YOG

Calling all those interested in sports photography: here’s your chance to capture the best moments at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which will be held in Singapore from Aug 14 to 26.The Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (SYOGOC) is looking for photographers with tertiary qualifications and above who have an interest in volunteering […]

26.02.2010

Technical Delegates in London for 2012 Olympic Games inspection visit

Mr. Sam Coffa, IWF Vice President and Mr. Attila Ádámfi, IWF Competition Director are currently visiting London in their capacity as Technical Delegates for the 2012 Olympic Games.The TDs are visiting and inspecting venues and discussing the preparations with LOCOG 2012 represented by Ms. Debbie Jevans, Director of Sport, Mr. David Luckes, Head of Sport […]

25.02.2010

300 Muscle men converge in Lagos

Over 300 lifters from across the country are expected to converge this weekend in Lagos as the Nigerian Weightlifting Federation (NWF) concludes plans to conduct trials for the selection of the best lifters that will hoist the nations flag at the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games qualification tournament in Cairo, Egypt. The Indoor Sports Hall of […]

25.02.2010

Jang Mi-ran to Sign Mega Deal with Goyang City

Olympic gold medalist and world champion weightlifter Jang Mi-ran plans to re-sign a contract with Goyang City for an unprecedented W1.2 billion over the next three years (US$1=W1,148). Jang was offered an initial signing fee of W500 million to W600 million and an annual salary of W200 million, which is double what she was paid […]

25.02.2010

New General Secretary of weightlifting for FSM

The new General Secretary of weightlifting for FSM (Federated States of Micronesia) is Manuel Minginfel. Three times Olympian and silver medal in the clean & jerk at the 2006 World Championships in Santo Domingo in the 62kg category.

23.02.2010

Phelps enjoys sidelines

The Olympic swimming superstar is attending the Vancouver Winter Olympics. “I think it’s cool to be a spectator,” Phelps said in an interview. “I’ve competed at three summer Olympics and it’s nice to see the other side of it. You know what they’re going through because you’ve lived it, so to see how they react […]

23.02.2010

Korea to Finance ‘Unfamiliar’ Sports

The government said it will use taxpayer money to finance athletes in Olympic sports such as ice skating, hockey, boxing, judo, weightlifting and wrestling, which struggle commercially despite getting the spotlight during international events. The list of 15 “non-popular” sports picked by policymakers also includes fencing, shooting, gymnastics, cycling, weightlifting and water sports such as […]

23.02.2010

Oceania Events shifted to Fiji

By a press release coming from Paul Coffa, General Secretary of the Oceania Weightlifting Federation the OWF informs all concerned that the Oceania and South Pacific Senior, Junior and Youth Championships in conjunction with the Olympic Youth Qualification event (Oceania Continent) has been shifted from Nauru to Fiji. The dates remain the same, May 4th to 7th, […]

19.02.2010
18.02.2010

Weightlifting coaching course concludes in Pakistan

The Pakistan Weightlifting Federation in collaboration with the IOC Olympic Solidarity and the POA organised a coaching course at the Punjab University Ground Weightlifting centre from February 8 to 16.Qaiser Iftikhar, a diploma holder in weightlifting coaching from Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary, was the course director. Prof M. Azhar and Prof Khizer Hayat also delivered […]

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