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14.11.2009

Jan Lostowski died

On 12. 11 Jan Lostowski died at age 58. He started lifting with Slask Wrowlaw. His greatest result was a silver medal in 1976 Berlin European Championships. He was a world record holder in snatch – 139 kg, in 1976 (67.5 kg). Lostowski participated in Montreal Olympics 1976. He was the trainer of Marek Golab.

13.11.2009
12.11.2009
12.11.2009

Coaches visit IWF office during studies in Budapest

Aveenash Pandoo, Head Coach of the South African Federation and Deion Nurse from Guyana received a Scholarship from the IOC to study at Semmelweis University (Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences Centre) in Budapest, Hungary. While doing a 3-month Intensive International Coaching Course (ICC) in Weightlifting, which will give them a Specialist Diploma, they […]

12.11.2009

Senior Officials from WADA and IOC at the IWF Headquarters

Senior Officials of WADA and the International Olympic Committee paid visits to the IWF Secretariat in Budapest only two days apart, during the past week. On a tour in order to get to know the International Federations, Kelly FAIRWEATHER, Director of the European Regional Office and of the Relations with the International Federations for the […]

11.11.2009

The Queen’s baton relay included weightlifters

The Queens Baton Relay is one of the most visible and important traditions of the Commonwealth Games as it will carry the message of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, who is the Head and the Patron of the Commonwealth. The Grand launch ceremony for Delhi 2010 Baton was held at the Buckingham Palace on October […]

11.11.2009

Sweden’s 100 years

Name of federationSvenska Tyngdlyftningsförbundet (Swedish Weightlifting Federation) Place and dates of its foundationSvenska Atletikförbundet, November 1909, Malmö (wrestling and weightlifting)Svenska Tyngdlyftningsförbundet, 03.26.1922, Eskilstuna.  Svenska AtletikförbundetIn the beginning of the 20th century the power sports in Sweden could be described as disorganized. The athletes were more interested in circus performance and the ordinary weightlifting was more […]

10.11.2009

16th Asian Games one year countdown

The 16th Asian Games (www.gz2010.cn/en), part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) will begin sending official invitation letters to National Olympic Teams throughout Asia to attend and participate in The 16th Asian Games. Co-hosted by the Olympic Council of Asia, General Administration of Sport of China, People’s […]

10.11.2009

Media Registrations Close November 16 for WADA 10th Anniversary Board Meeting and Press Conference

Montreal, November 9, 2009 – To mark its 10th anniversary, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will hold its annual end-of-the-year Executive Committee and Foundation Board meetings on December 1-2 in Stockholm, Sweden. WADA was founded on November 10, 1999, in Lausanne, Switzerland, following a joint initiative from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and governments of […]

09.11.2009

Team match Sweden, Norway, England

Sweden was the host of team match between three sides, Sweden, Norway, England.The formula for the competition is 2 youths, 2 juniors, 2 seniors and 2 woman lifters. The results for each individual lifter is transformed into Sinclair points and added together. The competition has never been so exciting as this year. After 144 lifts […]

08.11.2009

Queen meets weightlifting teen with 2016 ambitions

A 15-year-old girl who could lift a prop-forward rugby player above her head was awestruck after shaking hands with the Queen. Weightlifting British record breaker Zoe Smith, from Abbey Wood, met the Queen on Tuesday whilst at the 2012 Olympic Park in Stratford to check on construction progress and meet with top athletes. Ms Smith […]

07.11.2009

The AWF's new CEO is Michael Keelan

Matthew Curtain concluded his tenure with the Australian Weightlifting Federation on 6th November. The AWF’s new CEO is Michael Keelan. Michael Keelan is a well experienced sports administrator having served the AWF as its High Performance Manager since 2008. He is also a former elite athlete – having participated for England at the 1978 & […]

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