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08.08.2009

Weightlifting Hall of Beijing Olympics turned into fitness center

The Weightlifting Hall of Beijing Olympics, Beihang University Gymnasium, has become a fitness center for Beijing citizens. Fan Yizhi, deputy director of Beihang University Gymnasium, said since July the main venue was renovated by removing the curtain wall built for weightlifting games, and by cleaning up the Olympic logos. The project is expected to be […]

07.08.2009

Happy Birthday Mr. Sandalov

The acting President of the Russian Federation was born 70 years ago ( Novosibirsk , 04.08.1939). He celebrated his birthday in Moscow together with his friends, collegues. Mr. Sandalov is Deputy Director of State Sports Centre of the National Teams of Russia. He is a well known and respected figure of Russian and international weightlifting. […]

06.08.2009

Vadim Vacarciuc will be the member of the Parliament in Moldova again

Vadim Vacarciuc will be the member of the Parliament in Moldova again. The results of the elections from 29 of July were announced and his liberal party obtained 15 places (he is number 8 in the list). After confirming the results by the Constitutional Court the parliament will start to work (approximatively by the end […]

05.08.2009

Mr. Ma, the General Secretary of the IWF was extremely impressed

The Opening Ceremony of the Oceania Weightlifting Intitute was an outstanding success. 250 guests attended with many IWF weightlifting personalities who traveled to New Caledonia .   Mr. Ma, the General Secretary of the IWF was extremely impressed and stated that this Institute is unique in its operation in the world of weightlifting, is a concept […]

04.08.2009

www.awf-dubai.com recently made its changes

Please be informed that the AWF Office of the President’s website www.awf-dubai.com recently made its changes for easier access and friendly environment for weightlifting enthusiasts and guests. They have finally posted related news, official results & records and latest photos under the gallery. You may also post your comments, suggestions, experiences and blogs that will […]

03.08.2009

Joanna Lumley invites Nepal 2012 Olympic team to stay at her house

Their performance at the Beijing Olympics means they are unlikely to be long-term house guests. Which is somewhat lucky for Joanna Lumley, who has invited the entire Nepalese Olympic team to stay with her when they compete in the 2012 London Games. The Absolutely Fabulous actress, who was last week hailed as a ‘Goddess of […]

03.08.2009

The Oceania Weightlifting Institute

In 2001 Paul Coffa the Oceania General Secretary , left Nauru with his family and moved to the beautiful islands of Fiji . He settled in the town of Sigatoka . After spending all of his life in weightlifting, and after seeing how much potential there was on the island of Nauru and the Pacific […]

01.08.2009

Wait is over for Myers

Proving herself at national level was a weight off the shoulders for Jenna Myers. At the Australian weightlifting championships in Melbourne last week, the Frankford 23-year-old lifted more than any other sub-75kg Tasmanian woman in history to claim the national title and a shot at the world crown. The achievement, which involved breaking two of […]

31.07.2009
30.07.2009

China to auction more Olympic items on anniversary

More than 20 memorabilia items from the Beijing Olympics, from an autographed torch to a barbell kissed by a Chinese weightlifting winner, will be up for auction next week to commemorate the first anniversary of the games. Other items to be sold Aug. 8 include inflatable boats that carried judges and the media during sailing […]

29.07.2009

Thai Coaching seminar at Chiang Mai

During July 25-26, 2009 Thai Amateur Weightlifting Association (TAWA) held a Thai Coaching seminar at Chiang Mai, Thailand. There were 40 people from nationwide clubs to participate. Main topics were led and delivered by Major General Intarat Yodbangtoey (IWF Executive Board Member), Mr. Nippon Limboonsuebsai (IWF Coaching & Research Committee Member), Mrs. Boossaba Yodbangtoey (TAWA […]

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