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                                                EUROPEAN
EPF Account:
Deutche Bank, Spain.
                                                POWERLIFTING
Account no:                                     FEDERATION
0019 0297 99 4930027491.
Swift code: DEUTESBBXXX.
IBAN no: ES7700190297994930027491               EPF Info no. 3
President: Arnulf Wahlström.
Grimsrödhögda 25, 1786 Halden, Norway
                                                May / June 2005
Email: arnulfw@halden.net.
Phone: +47 6918 4538. Fax: +47 6921 2470                    By Arnulf Wahlstrom
                                                 Content:
Vice President
Kalevi Sorsa,                                    1. Report from the EPF Congress
Ahopurontie 1 D 20, 70260 Kuopio, Finland
Tel +358 173649478 Mob. +358 442757924
                                                 2. Hall of Fame
Email kalevi.sorsa@co.inet.fi                    3. Organisers of European championships.
                                                 4. Knee length socks must be worn in dead lift.
Gen. Secretary:
Dietmar Wolf,
                                                 5. Danube cup
Börkesvevegen 13, 2380 Brumunddal, Norway        6. Western European cup
Tel +47 95853606,                                7. Open Europeans in Hamm, Luxembourg
Email: dietmarw@broadpark.no                     8. Payment by bank.
Treasurer :
                                                 9. Stall space for IPF sponsors at European
Alain Hammang,                                      championships.
20, Rue Auguste Liesch,                          10. Separate medals in individual lifts.
3474 Dudelange, Luxembourg                       11. Greetings from the President.
Phone: +352-522112. Fax: +352-522112
Mobil Phone: +352-021166281
Email: hammalai@pt.lu                            1. Report from the EPF Congress.
Technical Com.                                    Delegates from 18 nations took part at the EPF Congress in
Chairman: Myriam Busselot,                       Luxembourg 18 May. Useful discussions took part and new
                                                 members to the Executive board were elected.
rue de la Procession 55 ,
B-7850 Petit-Enghien, Belgium.
Tel +32 2 3956327. Fax +32 2 3956327             Election:
                                                 As Ralph Farquharson withdrew from his positions as General
 Email m.busselot@skynet.be
                                                 Secretary and Treasurer, the following new persons were
Law & Legislation Com.                           elected:
Chairman: Kseniya Aloyeva,                       Dietmar Wolf from Norway was elected General Secretary and
lomonsova str. 24, 36, 03022 Kiev, Ukraine       Alain Hammang, Luxembourg was elected Treasurer.
Tel. +38 8 067 449 4448                          As Dietmar Wolf’s successor as Chairman for the Law &
aloeva_ksk@gala.net                              Legislation Committee, Kseniya Aloyeva from Ukraine was
Competition Secretary:                           elected.
Jiri Hofirek.                                    The function period for all is until the next EPF election
Malickeho 980, 410 02 Lovosice, Czech R. Tel.    Congress in 2007.
+420 416 535268 (+home fax)
Mobil: +420 606213188                            Doping fee:
Office fax: +420 2333 58467                      From 1 January 2006 the doping fee is raised from 30 Euro to
                                                 50 Euro.
E-mail: jirih@atlas.cz : powerlifting@cstv.cz
Disciplinary & Finance Com.                      Payment of the participation and the doping fees:
Chairm. Pavol Müller,                            A new rule was accepted stating that a federation has to pay
Hlinku 55/57, 92101 Piestany, Slovakia           the participation fee and the doping fee for all lifters nominated
Tel +42 838 922616. Fax +42 838 92318            at the final nomination form.
Email mullerp@healthspa.sk                        Withdrawal of lifters stated at the nomination list can be made
Appeal Com.                                      until 7 days prior to the technical meeting for the competition to
Chairman: Detlev Albrings,                       avoid paying the fee for those.
Lerchenauer Str.124 A, 80809 München,            If a reservation fee for the accommodation hotel is specified for
GERMANY.                                         a championship, this fee must be paid for lifters not taking part
Tel +49 89 3513916. Fax +49 89 35732243          in the competition if information of their withdrawal is not given
Email albrings@t-online.de                       latest 7 days prior to the technical meeting.
Webmaster                                        Banquet fee:
David Hinchley.                                  An organiser may charge a maximum fee of 20 Euro for the
Email webmaster@europowerlifting.org             banquet costs.
Record Registrar
Jari Tähtinen,                                   2. Hall of Fame:
Maratontie 7 A 3, 01280 Vantaa, FINLAND.         Pavol Müller from Slovakia and Andy Kerr from Great Britain
Tel +358 93499288 Mob +358 405730860 Fax         were both awarded the prestigious distinction Hall of Fame at
+358 09-3499288                                  the Congress. Both have served the powerlifting sport in an
 Email jari.tahtinen@kolumbus.fi                 exemplary manner for many years.
                                                 Congratulation to both!

                                                 3. Organisers of European championships.
                                                 At the Congress only 3 organisers gave bid for organising
                                                 European championships in 2008.
                                                 All member federations are asked to discuss this situation and
hopefully some federations can take on the organisation of                Maxim Barkhatov               Russia           100,0 kg
championships where venues are requested.                                  Anibal Coimbra            Luxembourg          100,0 kg
Please give your bid to Championship Secretary Jiri Hofirek.                Petr Theuser             Czech Rep.          100,0 kg
                                                                           Plamen Krumov               Bulgaria          100,0 kg
4. Knee length socks must be worn in dead lift.                             Roland Kanya               Hungary           100,0 kg
At the Open Europeans in Hamm, several lifters did not check in            Csaba Czegeny               Hungary           110,0 kg
knee length socks at the equipment check.                                   Nikoly Suslov               Russia           110,0 kg
Knee socks must be worn I dead lift and this is mandatory to               Ihnat Belausov              Belarus           110,0 kg
protect the lifter from the sharp knurling at the bar avoiding blood       Stoyan Andreev              Bulgaria          110,0 kg
when the skin is heart.                                                   Sergiy Makrushin             Ukraine           110,0 kg
                                                                            Orhan Bilican              Belgium           110,0 kg
5. Danube cup.                                                           Andrey Malanichev              Russia           125,0 kg
Danube cup, organised in Bratislava 18-20 Mars was very well                  Ove Lehto                Finland           125,0 kg
organised as reported in the last EPF Info.                             Vladimir Bondarenko             Russia          +125,0 kg
It is decided that in the future the Danube cup will be organised
                                                                              Frode Rui                Norway           +125,0 kg
every second year.
                                                                          Jörgen Ljungberg             Sweden           +125,0 kg
Here the name of the 8 lifters which were doping tested:
                                                                            Vasyl Orobets              Ukraine          +125,0 kg
Gavorníková Monika, SVK
Sedláčková Jana , SVK                                                  8. Payment by bank.
Vidiščáková Ingrid, SVK                                                A new EPF account will be established in Luxembourg, the
Marinova Marianna, BUL                                                 country in which our new Treasurer, Alain Hamming, lives.
                                                                       Hammang is working in a bank and he is a professional book-
Csete Bernadett, HUN                                                   keeper. He has required that EPF must execute all payments
Koľšovský Štefan, SVK                                                  in and out of the EPF account by electronic transfer.
Mihok Anton, SVK                                                       All EU member countries and most of the other federations
                                                                       from other European countries should have no problem to use
Malinovský Tomáš,SVK                                                   the modern banking system.
Graubauer Harald, AUT                                                  So, in the future all membership fees, championship fees,
                                                                       participation fees, doping fees, fines etc. must be paid by bank.
6. Western European Cup.
                                                                       Information will be given when the new EPF account in
It was discussed at the Congress to move the date of the WEC
                                                                       Luxembourg is established. Also the present EPF account in
from late July to late September from 2007.
                                                                       Spain will be in power at least until the end of year 2005.
The conclusion was that the EC and the nations concerned will
discuss this.
For the moment we have no organiser for the WEC in 2007 and            9. Stall space for IPF sponsors at European
2008. Any organiser interested will be given the option to discuss     Championships.
what date is most suitable.                                            In the EPF Promoters Contract, a paragraph (10.3) states that
                                                                       organisers of European championships should grant all IPF
                                                                       sponsors the right to purchase retail stall space.
7. Open Europeans in Hamm, Luxembourg.
                                                                       This means that the organiser should not give the sole right to
The Open Europeans was organised 19-22 May with 95 lifters
                                                                       one sponsor but accept that all sponsors may rent a table to
from 20 nations. This was an extraordinary well organised
                                                                       sell equipment.
championship. Experienced people prepared everything in a
                                                                       For the moment IPF has taken away the same paragraph in
medium size sport hall thinking of all necessary details to make
                                                                       the corresponding IPF Promoters Contract, so EPF will do the
the championship a big success.
                                                                       same in future EPF contracts.
Alain Hammang and Gaston Parage, in head of the clever
                                                                       My opinion is that the lifters and organisers have benefit from
organising crew, can be proud of this championship and the
                                                                       allowing more sponsors to pay for the rights of selling
loaders were one of the fastest I have ever seen at any
                                                                       equipment at the Europeans but for the moment the organisers
championship.
                                                                       are not bound to allow this.
Lifters and officials were extremely comfortable during this
championship and the day the local champion, Anibal Coimbra,
very successfully won a silver medal, the hall was full of             10. Separate medals in individual lifts.
spectators and the national television was recording.                  At the Congress a vote took part to decide if individual medals
Many World and European records were broken and hard fights            should be awarded for the 3 first places in squat, bench press
of medals and the placings made this to a very exciting                and dead lift in each category at an European championship in
championship.                                                          powerlifting.
Doping controls were carried out on the following lifters:             This proposal was voted down - probably out of two reasons.
           Name                  Nation        W.-class                As the powerlifting sport consists of 3 individual lifts the
                                                                       highlight should be to award the best lifters in total and not
   Sergey Fedosienko             Russia         52,0 kg
                                                                       stimulate each individual lift.
    Konstantin Pavlov            Russia         56,0 kg
                                                                       The second was that some delegates found it not correct to
     Dariusz Wszola              Poland         56,0 kg                award medals to lifters that may bomb out in one of the
       Ayrat Zakiev              Russia         60,0 kg                individual lifts but placing at the top in another. After all, in a
    Hassan El Beghiti            France         67,5 kg                powerlifting competition the main goal must be to fulfil all the 3
      Phillip Richard          Great Brit.      67,5 kg                individual lifts.
     Jaroslaw Olech              Poland         67,5 kg
     Roberto Sacco                Italy         75,0 kg                10. Greetings from the President.
     Jacek Spychala              Poland         75,0 kg                The yearly EPF Congress in Luxembourg was organised in a
    Dimitrii Dvornikov           Russia         75,0 kg                good atmosphere and decisions accepted were all made with a
       Jan Wegiera               Poland         82,5 kg                large majority.
    Sergey Bogdanov              Russia         82,5 kg                However, I am somewhat concerned that we had very few bids
    Robert Michailov            Bulgaria        82,5 kg                from future organisers of European championships and cups.
  Thomas Loitelsberger           Austria        82,5 kg                A few member federations have taken on several Europeans
        Michal Wilk              Poland         90,0 kg                the last years but after all EPF consist of about 30 member
     Daniele Ghirardi             Italy         90,0 kg                nations so one should expect that more federations should like
    Alexander Nikolov           Bulgaria        90,0 kg                to give bids.
        Jiri Hornik            Czech Rep.       90,0 kg                Russia, being a great organiser, has not organised an
   Sergiy Romanenko              Russia         90,0 kg                European championship since the very successful Open
Europeans in Syktyvkar in 2001. I should like to see more
Europeans being organised in Russia, the federation in EPF with
the strongest lifters.
Every federation needs usually a strong local club to have a
successful organisation of an Europeans. Many trained helpers
are needed and they can best be recruited from clubs in the local
area.
I will ask the federations to work with the strongest clubs in their
federation and stimulate and help them to start planning for a big
international championship, preferably an European
championship.
The EPF Championship Secretary, Jiri Hofirek, looks forward to
hear from you regarding organisation of the European Juniors
and the European Masters in 2008 besides WEC in 2007 and
2008 and the Danube Cup in 2007.
                                              / Arnulf Wahlstrom

				
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