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04.07.2008

Bulgarian lifters withdrawal

Following the positive A sample analysis report of eleven Bulgarian weightlifters according to the IWF Anti Doping Code all eleven lifters received provisional suspension on the 19th June 2008.In accordance with the IWF to demonstrate the serious determination of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee and the Weightlifting Federation of their fight against doping decided to withdraw […]

26.06.2008

IWF to revise its Olympic quota withdrawal decision

At its recent meeting in Cali, Colombia, the IWF Executive Board put under revision its earlier decision of 11 March 2008, according to which Olympic qualification quota should be withdrawn from countries producing positive doping results between 1 January and August of 2008. That particular measure was intended to underline the IWF’s extremely strong and […]

24.06.2008

IWF eliminates World Standards from World Record list

Following the proposal of the Scientific and the Technical Committees, the IWF Executive Board decided to eliminate the so-called “World Standards” from the list of World Records. As it is known, with the introduction of the current set of bodyweight categories, on 1st January 1998, World Standards were created based upon previous best performances, any […]

24.06.2008

Russian lifter sets world record in final act at Colombia

On the final day of the 2008 Junior World Championships in Cali, colombia, Russian Evgeny PISAREV set a new junior world record in the +105kg category with 196kg in snatch. In the men’s team classification Russia dominated, with Ukraine and Iran taking second and third positions, respectively. Team Classification – MEN                               Medal Table – MEN […]

17.06.2008

Junior World Championships opened in Cali

The leading weightlifting power in South America, Colombia is hosting the 34th Men’s and 14th Women’s Junior World Championships in the “Capital of Colombian Sport”, Santiago de Cali. Competitions started on 15th June 2008 at the “Centro de Eventos Valle de Pacifico”. 42 nations are taking part. Results can be followed on this website: 2008 JWC […]

17.06.2008

In the aftermath of the Greek doping cases

The IWF Executive Board at its meeting on 13 June 2008 listened to the report of the Hearing Panel of the 11 Greek athletes who had proved positive in an out-of-competition control on 7 March 2008. Yannis Sgouros, IWF General Secretary confirmed to the Board that since 2005 he had not borne any function in […]

17.06.2008

IWF recognizes IOC decision on suspension of the Iraq NOC and Federations

The IWF has received and recognized the IOC’s decision on the provisional suspension of the National Olympic Committee and – among others – the Weightlifting Federation of Iraq. Quote: The Iraqi National Olympic Committee is suspended on a provisional basis ? with all the consequences provided by the Olympic Charter – as a protective measure […]

16.06.2008
16.06.2008

IOC gives eligibility to lifters changing citizenship

The IOC has given its approval to two ex-Cameroon weightlifters, Daniel Koum Koum and Simplice Ribouem to participate for their new country, Australia – if selected to the Olympic team. Both lifters stayed in Australia after the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Another lifter whose new NOC adherence has been approved by the International Olympic Committe, however, […]

16.06.2008

Olympic Qualification nearing its end

After the finalization of the anti-doping controls of the Continental Qualification Events, the IWF published the list of NOCs having obtained quota to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Such quota could be won in the 2006 and 2007 World Championships, as well as the 5 Continental Championships held in 2008. Olympic Qualification by NOC

16.06.2008

IWF affiliates new members

Before the start of the 2008 Junior World Championships in Cali, Colombia, the Committees and the Executive Board met and took some important decisions.Three new members were accepted to the IWF: Guinea, New Caledonia and Kosovo. In the middle, the representative of New Caledonia (NCL), flanked by Paul Coffa, OWF General Secretary and the delegate […]

13.06.2008

Doping tests around the Beijing Olympic Games

According to a recent communication from the International Olympic Committee, any anti-doping testing between 27 July and 24 August 2008 involving athletes eligible to take part in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games are to be considered as "Olympic tests". Furthermore, there is a change in TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemptions) procedures: any TUE requests for the above […]

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