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11.11.2005 Sports News

IWF decides on venues for 2006 events

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William Ezah, GNA Special Correspondent, Doha, Qatar. (Courtesy Black Panther Energy Drink and Fly Emirates)

Doha, Nov. 11, GNA - The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has selected cities for the hosting of all the major events in 2006 at its meeting at the on-going World weightlifting Championship on Thursday, November 11, in Doha, Qatar.

The meeting, which marks the Centennial Anniversary Celebration of the IWF selected Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic as the host of the 75th Men and 17th Women's World Championship.

The current championship is being hosted by Qatar.

Morocco would host the next African Championship after Uganda hosted it this year. Also on the list is Hangzhou, China who are scheduled to host the Junior World Championship with Izmir, Turkey hosting the University World Championship.