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17.08.2005

News Flash on the 2005 World Championships Doha, Qatar

– Competition days: 9-17 November – IWF Annual Congress: 8 November – Committees’ meetings: to be appointed till 15 September(provisional dates: 6 November – TC, MC, SRC meetings7 November – Executive Board meetingor the meetings will be held during theWorld Championships)The final dates of the meetings will be adjusted to the East Asian Games (Macao) […]

06.08.2005
21.07.2005

Weightlifting’s Olympic Status Confirmed!

Good news: In Singapore, at the IOC Session, the Members of the International Olympic Committee voted confidence to the sport of weightlifting to remain on the program of the Olympic Games in 2012, which will be held in London. This must be considered as a big success for our sport, when some others lost their […]

21.07.2005

Record turnout at the University World Cup

A new record number of 128 athletes (87 men from 25 countries and 41 women from 18 nations) took part in the 8th edition of the World Championships for University and College Students (officially called “Weightlifting University World Cup” held in Villeneuve-Loubet, France. Olympic and world champions from China and Turkey highlighted the event which […]

05.07.2005

IWF Media Scholarship Program 2005

In order to increase the popularity of weightlifting worldwide, the International Weightlifting Federation announces the IWF Media Scholarship Program 2005. Who can be a candidate to the Scholarship? Any journalist under the age of 35 years working in the writing press (daily or weekly papers, news agencies, Internet) with a great interest in weightlifting and […]

14.06.2005

Olympic Champions at the Junior Worlds

Korea?s second-largest city, Busan was the host of the 11th Women?s and 31st Men?s Junior World Championships in May 2005.Since the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, this was the first world-wide rendezvous in the sport of weightlifting held in Korea. The standard of the organisation was worthy of the best Korean traditions and matching the top […]

07.06.2005

IWF Athletes’ Commission named

Following the guidelines of the IOC and its own policy to involve the athletes into its concepts and decision-making processes, the IWF has renewed and reinforced the IWF Athletes’ Commission as follows: Chairman: Pyrros DIMAS (GRE)Members:Stefan BOTEV (BUL)Maria CHRISTOFORIDI (GRE)Mária TAKÁCS (HUN)Marc HUSTER (GER)Marcus STEPHEN (NRU) Chairman Pyrros Dimas (3-times Olympic Champion) is representing the […]

18.05.2005

Busan 2005 Junior Worlds Kickoff

Prior to the start of the Junior World Championships in Busan, Korea, the Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation met and took several important decisions. Among those, it appointed the Chairmen of the IWF Committees:Chairman of the IWF Technical Committee: Sam COFFA, AUS, the 1st Vice President of the IWF,Chairman of the IWF Medical […]

18.05.2005

Successful debut of the “1-kilo rule”

The junior athletes taking part in the first competition of the Busan Junior World Championships, the 56kg category very well exploited the possibilities provided by the new 1-kilo rule in force since 1st May 2005. At what was the first major test of the new choice for the weight of the barbell, the participants quickly […]

30.04.2005

From 1st May 2005 enters the “1-kilo era”

The second hundred years of the IWF will begin with a historic change in the sport of weightlifting. The progression of the weight of the barbell by 2.5-kg increments in competition, and by 0.5-kg increments for the records will be replaced by the new and universal standard of 1-kilo multiples, starting with 1st May 2005. […]

22.03.2005

Jaromir Vitek passed away at 71

It is with deep sorrow that we have to inform the World Weightlifting Family that our dear colleague and friend, an IWF Executive member since 1984, Ing. Jaromir Vitek (Czech Republic) passed away at the age of 71 years. A truly honest man with a great devotion to the sport of weightlifting, of which he […]

07.03.2005

IWF Executive Board meeting – A significant start

Right on the next day following the elections, the IWF’s new Executive Board held its first meeting in Istanbul. The Board decided about the reallocation of the 2006 World Championships, after having studied 3 very strong candidatures: Azerbaijan, Dominica and Peru. Finally, the Dominican Republic’s Weightlifting Federation was selected to carry out the World Championships […]

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