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Third General Assembly 08/12/2007 PDF Print E-mail

On the 8th of December 2007 at 9.30 a.m. in Lymassol (Cyprus) at the Hotel Arsinoe Beach the III General Assembly of the Mediterranean Weightlifting Confederation met to discuss and pass resolutions on the following Agenda:

1.    Delegates power control
2.    Welcome from Cyprus/MWC Presidents
3.    Approval of minutes of the MWC Congress – Palermo 2006
4.    Report of the MWC President
5.    Approval of 2006 Balance Sheet
6.    Proposal for a position on the: Executive Board, the Technical Committee, the International Sports School and the Medical, Scientific and Research Committee
7.    2011 - VII MWC Mediterranean Cup: to be assigned;
8.    Ratification of the starting list
9.    Selection of Jury, Referees, TC and Doctor
10.    Proposal by the Delegates and the Chairmen of the Committees;
11.    Any other business.

The following Members of the Executive Board were in attendance :

Chairman           : Esat Ademi            (Albania)
General Secretary    : Lo Buono Alceste Maurizio    (Italy)
Board Member       : Emilio Estarlik Lozano        (Spain)
Board Member       : Daminos Hadjidamianou    (Cyprus)

as were the representatives of the following nations :

for Italy                             : Urso Antonio
for Israel                        : Sadres Elyahu
for Principality of Monaco      : Marchessou Maurice
for Republic of San Marino    : Stefano Guidi
for Slovenia                      : Zaluserbeh Jozef
for Greece                        : Politis Alexandros

Justified absence:     Azzouzi Foued (Tunisia) Hassan Akkus (Turkey)

Moving on item 1 of the agenda the floor was taken by General Secretary Mr Lo Buono Alceste Maurizio, who welcomed those present and ascertained that the Assembly quorum had been reached. He then declared the meeting to be open.


With regard to item 2 of the agenda the General Secretary invited the President of the Cyprus Federation Damianos Hadjidamianou to take the floor. He welcomed delegates and illustrated the organisation and logistics for the competition, the Assembly and the Symposium.
The floor was then taken by President Esat Ademi, who thanked the Cyprus Federation through its President Damianos Hadjidamianou for the help given to the Confederation ever since its establishment and for its organisational and logistical support for the event that would begin in the afternoon under the best auspices, since the competition had been organised at a venue worthy of a world championship.

With regard to item 3 President Esat Ademi invited the General Secretary to read the minutes of the II Assembly held in Palermo (Italy) on 8 December 2006 for its approval.
The Assembly unanimously approved the contents of the minutes in question.

With regard to item 4 President Esat Ademi reminded the Assembly of the derogation to the by-laws, decided at the Palermo Assembly in 2006, valid up until 31/12/2007, by which the powers reserved by the Statutes to the Executive Board were assigned to the General Assembly; this allowed all affiliated nations, including those not having members elected to the Executive Board, to make an active contribution to the Confederation’s policies. The President accordingly invited all delegates to submit to the Assembly any projects or innovations that may improve the sport of weightlifting. He also noted that the Mediterranean Cup was becoming ever more important every year, with a growing number of participants from three continents – Asia, Africa and Europe.
Further to the above, the General Secretary took the floor and announced that Greece had sought membership. He asked the Assembly to ratify the application.
The Assembly unanimously decided to accept Greece’s membership application in accordance with art. 6 of the Statutes.

With regard to item 5 the General Secretary illustrated the Confederation’s balance sheet from the time of its establishment up to 31 December 2006.
The balance sheet showed expenses of €1,339.09 and revenues of €1,700.00, leading to a surplus of €360.91. 75% of expenses incurred related to legal costs pertaining to the deed of establishment of the Confederation, while revenue came from membership fees.
The Confederation’s organisational activities were supported by the Italian Federation, which had made available relative means and instruments.
The Assembly unanimously approved the balance sheet.

With regard to item 6 of the agenda the President proposed:
a-    the appointment of Sultan Bil Al Shiekh Mejren (President of Asian Federation) as honorary Member of the Confederation.
b-    the appointment of Mr Khaled Mehalhal, President of the Libyan Federation, as Member of the Executive Board, to replace Mr Abdulhamid Shita.
c-    the appointment of Mr Eliau Sadres, President of the Israeli Federation, as Member of the Executive Board, to replace Mr Avi De Philosof.
d-    the appointment of Mr Nicos Skiadas (Greece) as member of the Technical Committee.
e-    the appointment of Dr Michele Attolico (Italy) as member of the Medical, Scientific and Research Committee.
f-    the appointment of Mrs Denise Offermann as member of the “International Sports School”

After extensive debate the General Assembly unanimously approved the proposed appointments.

With regard to item 7 of the agenda the President recalled that:
a-    in 2009 a Mediterranean Cup would not be organised since the I.O.C. would be organising the Mediterranean Games in Pescara (Italy) on 27 June.
The Confederation’s elective Assembly would be held at that time and at that venue.
b-    in 2008 the IV Mediterranean Cup would be taking place in Turkey. The Turkey President, Assan Akkus, unable to attend the Assembly due to visa problems, reported that the competition would be staged in Antalya in the month of November.
c-    the organisation of the V Mediterranean Cup in 2010 had been assigned at the previous assembly to the Malta Federation, whose President Mr David Saliba sent an email to the secretariat communicating that accommodation costs would be €70 for a double room and €85 for a single room. President Saliba also reported that the Federation he represented did not have sufficient funds to cover all costs, and asked whether what had been proposed could be accepted by single nations. The Assembly took due note of the declarations made by President Saliba, who was not in attendance for personal reasons, and deferred to the next assembly in Turkey his presentation of the competition’s organisation and relative difficulties.

With reference to the organisation of the VI Mediterranean Cup in 2011 President Esat Ademi invited single nations to submit relative candidatures. The floor was then taken by Presidents Antonio Urso for Italy, Eliau Sadres for Israel and Khaled Mhalhel for Libya, who submitted to the Assembly candidatures for future competitions.
The Assembly unanimously decided to assign:
a-    for 2012 the VII Mediterranean Cup to Italy
b-    for 2011 the VI Mediterranean Cup to Israel
c-    for 2010, the V Mediterranean Cup to Malta. If the task should prove impossible for Malta the Cup would be organised by Libya.

With regard to item 8 the General Secretary asked nations to ratify the starting list.
The Assembly approved the motion.

With regard to item 9 the General Secretary proposed the Jury, Referees, Technical controller and doctor on duty.
The Assembly approved the motion.

With regard to item 10 the General Secretary asked whether anyone present wished to take the floor to put forward proposals. President Esat Ademi proposed the construction of the Confederation’s website, and announced that he would make a personal contribution of €1,000 for the site’s creation. The President invited Secretary Lo Buono to act in order to put on the future site all information and data pertaining to Mediterranean nations and competitions organised by the Confederation.
The Assembly took due note and approved the proposal.
 
With regard to item 11 of the agenda, there being no other matters to discuss and decide upon, with all agenda items already covered, the President adjourned the meeting at 1 p.m.
The present minutes, marked under no. 04, consisting of 4 duly numbered pages, have been entered in the records folder of the Executive Board.
Read and signed in

Lymassol, 8 December 2007           

       General Secretary                                  President      
  Alceste Maurizio Lo Buono                          Esat Ademi   

 
Seventh General Assembly 26/01/2013 PDF Print E-mail

On January 26, 2013 at 17.00 pm in Brindisi (Italy) at the Palazzo Virgilio hotel the 7th General Meeting of the “Mediterranean Weightlifting Confederation” was held to discuss the following points on the Agenda:

1.    Delegates power  control;
2.    Welcome by the F.I.P.E. / M.W.C. Presidents;
3.    Approval of the minutes of the MWC Congress-2011 Tel Aviv (Israel);
4.    Approving of 2011-2012 balance sheet;
5.    Report of the MWC President and the General Secretary;
6.    Election of the President, the Members of the Executive Board and the General Secretary by secret ballot;
7.    Mediterranean Cup 2014- 2015 : to be assigned
8.    any other business.

The following are present:
Members of the Executive Board :
     President                 :  Lo Buono Alceste Maurizio  (Italy)
     Member                   :  Soto Michel                          (France)  
  
Representatives of the following countries : 
      for Albania                       : Gjoza Elez
      for Bosnia Herzegovina   : Adnan Sefer
      for Egypt                          : Ibrahiem Abo Ashwan
      for France                         : Soto Michel
      for Israel                           : Woltinsky Dani
      for Italy                             : Urso Antonio
      for Lebanon                      : Malih Alaywan
      for Libya                           : Mhalhel Khaled 
      for San Marino                  : Unyi Sandor
      for Slovenia                       : Zalubersek Jose
      for Spain                            : Matias Fernandez 
      for Tunisia                         : Mohamed Nadir Feki

are absent the following Members of the Executive Board :
Damianos Hadjidamianou    (Cyprus)
Turkes Zeki                          (Turkey) 
Azzouzi Foued                     (Tunisia) 
Belinova Asim                     (Albania)
Mahmoud Shoukry              (Egypt)   
Dolores Maria Rubio           (Spain)   
Mohamed Juma Ramadan    (Libya)  
 
Special guest :
for Iraq              : Mohamed Jaloud (AWF vice President)
for San Marino : Marino Ercolani Casadei (EWF Treasurer)
   
The President of the Confederation Mr Maurizio Lo Buono welcoming those present and communicates that delegations of Malta, Marocco and Palestina will arrive within a few hours and in the meantime he calls meeting to appoint as Chairman of the Elective Assembly Mr. Mohamed Jaloud (AWF vice President) and Mr Vito Colasanto as Secretary and poll clerks for the Electoral Congress.
The Meeting unanimously approves.

On point 1 of the agenda Mr Jaloud takes the floor, welcoming those present and, having checked the validity of the Meeting by Mr. Colasanto, declares the validity of the assembly.  There are representatives from 12 nations.

On point 2 of the agenda Mr Jaluod leaves the floor to the President of the Confederation Mr Lo Buono who greets the President of the Italian and European Federation Mr Antonio Urso manifesting his delight and honour for the presence of so many delegations which demonstrates that the Confederation became an important reference and coordination point for weightlifting in the mediterranean basin. The President Urso took the floor and gives all teams welcome by the Italian Federation and wish all teams a great success for the competition.

On point 3 of the agenda, Mr Lo Buono Maurizio read the minutes of the 5th meeting held in Tel Aviv (Israel ) on December 22, 2011 for its approval.
The Assembly unanimously approved the contents of these report.

On point 4 of the agenda Mr. Lo Buono began to illustrate the financial statements of the Mediterranean Confederation :

a-    The balance sheet referred to the fiscal year 1st January 2011 to 31st December 2011 shows at the end of the period a cash balance of € 2.694,20 equals to the sum between the balance of the bank account for € 2.675,76 (bank balance) and the cash sum € 18,44. The balance sheet shows that the economic result, referred to the considered period, amounts to € 2.694,20.
The revenues amounted to € 8.260,04.
The cash balance at the beginning of the period was of € 1.723,25; during the period income received amounted to € 600,00 from national Federations, € 5.000,00 as contribution from ELEIKO COMPANY–SWEDEN for sponsorship, € 936,54 as President payment into the bank,  and € 0,15 bank interest.

The expenses paid amounted to € 5.565,84. Most of expenses, for 4.434,94, are related with contributions to national Federations for air tickets to go to Israel for Mediterranean Cup 2011. The following list shows all the transactions not been carried out through the bank:
Revenues:
- President payment into the bank                            €   936,54
Expenditures
- Contribution for air tickets for some participants  €  1.230,00
- Direct costs web site                                               €    121,00
- Administrative costs                                               €    800,00
- Other expenses                                                        €     57,10
It was made an adjustment to the balance of the previous year of € 0,10.

b-    the balance sheet referred to the fiscal year 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2012 shows at the end of the period a cash balance of € 3.008,27 equals to the sum between the balance of the bank account for € 2.989,83 (bank balance) and the cash sum € 18,44. The balance sheet shows that the economic result, referred to the considered period, amounts to € 3.008,27.

The revenues amounted to € 5.394,43 .

The cash balance at the beginning of the period was of € 2.694,20; during the period income received amounted to € 200,00 from national Federations, € 2.500,00 as contribution from ELEIKO COMPANY –SWEDEN for sponsorship and  € 0,23 bank interest.
The expenses paid amounted to € 2.386,16. Most of the expenses, for € 2.116,66, are due to Vat and taxes for sponsorship of Eleiko for years 2011-2012. All the transactions were carried only through the bank.

After a brief explanation of the costs incurred, the Meeting approves the financial Statements.

On point 5 of the agenda the MWC President Mr. Lo Buono reads the report for the year 2012 which is attached to these minutes.
The Assembly takes note of what is shown by the President and unanimously approved the contents of these report.

On point 6 of the agenda, the Chairman of the Meeting Mr. Mohamed Jaloud, after having illustrated the ballot method, calls the representatives in alphabetical order by individual nation and gives them a ballot card with the names of the candidates and invites them to vote in secret in one of the specially prepared booths. After the vote, the President of the poll clerks Mr. Vito Colasanto, after having counted the votes on the President’s table in front of everybody, gives to the President of the Meeting the results of the election of the Executive Board of the Mediterranean Confederation for the Olympic Cycle 2013-2016 which is as follows:

President                   :  Lo Buono Alceste Maurizio      (Italy)       with  9 votes
first vice President    :  Mohamed Nadir Feki                (Tunisie)   with 9 votes
vice President            :  Hassanen Moukalled                 (Lebanon) with 9 votes
Members                   :   Soto Michel                              (France)    with 9 votes
                                      Gjoza Elez                                (Albania)  with  9 votes
                                      Caruana Jesmond                     (Malta)      with  9 votes
                                      Dolores Maria Rubio Lleonart (Spain)      with  9 votes
                                      Zintani Mustafa Saad              (Libya)       with 9 votes
Secretary General      :  Kamal Mahgoub Mahmoud     (Egypt)      with 9 votes

Not elected as vice Presidents :
Turkes Zeki (Turkey) :  0 votes

Not elected as Members of the Executive Board :
Abdellaoui Larbi   (Algeria)    :  0 votes
Woltinski Dani      (Israel)       :  0 votes
Tchobanian Harry (Lebanon)  :  0 votes

Valid poll cards       : 12
Not valid poll cards :   3
Blank ballot cards    :  0
Abstentions             : none

The new Executive Board immediately established, after extensive discussion, appoint the Members of Commissions which are as follows :


   


TECHNICAL COMMISSION:
President : Jozè Zalubersek                        (Slovenia)
Members : Tchobanian Harry                     (Lebanon)
                  Woltinsky Dani                         (Israel)
                  Whabi Mansur Trakhan             (Lybia)
                  Abdel Atti Moahmed El Sayed (Egypt)
                  Matias Fernandez                      (Spain)
                  Nouhassi Mohamed                  (Morocco)
                                                
INTERNATIONAL SPORTS SCHOOL
Director   : Varalda Carlo                            (Italy)
Members : Pilato Concetta                          (Italy)
                  Sandor Uniy                               (San Marino)
                  Sadres Elis                                  (Israel)
                  Abdel Hamed El Emery Ahmed (Egypt)
                  Ben Amor Mohamed                   (Tunisia)
                  Fort Christiane                             (France)
                  Farih Mohamed                            (Moroc)
                 
MEDICAL, SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH COMMISSION
President : Mohamed Moustafa Magdi (Egypt)                                   
Members : Febbi Massimiliano             (Italy)
                  Attolico Michele                  (Italy)
                  Giorgio Francesco               (Italy)
                  Kilic Mehmet                       (Turkey)                          

and decided to appoint Mr.Ahmed Alchnauwai assistant Secretary General.

The newly elected President Mr Maurizio Lo Buono intervenes by saying that he is delighted for the election and for the work that all the countries have performed with passion and tenacity to bring weightlifting to the highest levels.
He also recalls that the Confederation, which coordinates the sporting activity of weightlifting throughout the Mediterranean, founded in Italy in December 2005, organised six editions of the event called “Mediterranean Cup”, and has contributed to spreading the concept of the Olympic ideal (a mix of sport, culture and education) by following the dictates of the  Olympic Charter and the principles of cultural and religious through a process of universal participation. Moreover, he recalls that the Confederation has pursued a political development line of weightlifting by means of an innovative itinerary shared by the whole community of the Mediterranean States, aimed at training through the organisation of annual symposia.
One of his priorities as President shall be that of helping the small nations and providing incentives to all the nations to be present with whole teams in order to increase the number of participants in the competitions. With the establishment of the Confederation, all the Mediterranean countries have created very important challenges which need the acceptance of all in order to be performed and need to be used by all if they want to join the historical annals of weightlifting. The Mediterranean Confederation intends to be an active party in the history of weightlifting by contributing to the practice of a clean sport and intends to pass on this culture to the young athletes, their trainers and sports managers, leaving behind what is right that no longer exists: doping.

On point 7 on the agenda, President Mr Lo Buono ask to Mr. Kaled President of the African and Libyan Federation to confirm the intention to organize in 2014 the VIII Mediterranean Cup in Libya as resolved in the meeting held in Malta. The President Kaled confirms the organization of the competition and announced its willingness to contribute to the payment of a contribution of $ 5,000 in order to encourage the participation of teams in the Mediterranean Cup. The President of the MWC Mr Lo Buono on behalf of all present  thanked Mr Kaled for his generosity. Asks the word the President of Lebanon Malih Alaywan who announced the intention to organize the IX Mediterranean Cup in Beirut in 2015 and asks the Executive Board to want to approve this request. The Executive Board Members unanimously approved.

On point 8 on the agenda MWC President Mr Lo Buono illustrates proposal of approving the “Fair Play Charter”, sent to all the countries several months ago in order to obtain suggestions. The Charter determines the values establishing the social ethics and bears a series of basic and behavioural standards, the duty of loyalty, impartiality and diligence which must be respected by all those who belong to the Confederation. He asks the meeting to approve it and proposes the establishment of the “Fair Play Commission” and nominates Mr Talaat Alaja (Palestine) as President and Mr Nouri Mohamed (Morocco) as Member.
During the edition of the Mediterranean Games 2013 which will be held in Mersin, the “Fair Play Award” shall be given to the person who has distinguished themselves in the past.
The Meeting unanimously approves the proposal.

The President Mr Lo Buono remember that the COJM has reduced the number of competition categories during the Mediterranean Games that will be held in Pescara from fifteen to eleven (four female and seven male) causing disgruntled feelings especially from Spain and Italy.
Mr Lo Buono calls on all nations to present to the next Mediterranean Games which will be held in Mersin-Turkey the full teams so as to ensure that the Olympic Committee to eliminate certain categories of weight. Shall be the duty of the President, checked one month before the competition with the COJM, to inform all the nations on inscriptions data in order to enroll more athletes especially in those categories close to the decision of the elimination by the COJM.

The Chairman of the Meeting Mr Jaloud intervenes by asking those present if any one would like to take the floor to ask or propose anything.

Lebanese President Mr. Malih Alaywan proposes to the meeting, since the number of athletes master is a net increase, the opportunity and the ability to allow participation in the upcoming Mediterranean Cup also Master. Assembly takes note of what is proposed and referred the decision to the next meeting.

Nobody takes the floor and the Chairman declares the Meeting over at 12.45 pm.

Read and undersigned in Brindisi on January 26, 2012

      The Secretary                                                                   The Chairman of the Meeting
      Vito Colasanto                                                                                  Mohamed Jaloud

 
Fourth General Assembly 22/11/2008 PDF Print E-mail

On 22 November 2008, at 9.30 a.m. in Antalya (Turkey) at the “Hotel Kremlin Palace” the IV General Assembly of the Mediterranean Weightlifting Confederation met to discuss and pass resolutions on the following Agenda:

1.    Validation of proxies;
2.    Welcome by the Turkish and MWC Presidents ;
3.    Approval  of the minutes of the MWC Congress – Limassol- 2007;
4.    Report of the MWC President ;
5.    Approval of 2007 balance sheet;
6.    Proposal for positions in the: Executive Board, the Technical Committee, the International Sports School and the Medical, Scientific and Research Committee ;
7.    2009 – Pescara : General ordinary meeting ;
8.    Ratification of the starting list ;
9.    Selection of Jury, Referees, TC and Doctor;
10.    Proposal by the Delegates and the Chairmen of the Committees;
11.    Any other business.

The following Members of the Executive Board were in attendance :

President    : Esat Ademi    (Albania)
1st Vice-President    : Hassan Akkus    (Turkey)
Board Member    : Emilio Estarlik Lozano    (Spain)
Board Member    : Sadres Elyahu    (Israel)
General Secretary    : Lo Buono Alceste Maurizio    (Italy)
Honorary Member    : Urso Antonio    (President EWF)

The representatives of the following nations were also in attendance:

Marino Ercolani Casadei and Sandor Uniy    (Republic of San Marino)
Zaluserbek Jozef    (Slovenia)
Jean Paul Bulgaridhes    (France)
Sandalov Yuri    (Russia)
Kurlovich Alexander    (Belarus)
Nicu Vlad    (Romania)
David Saliba    (Malta)
Astrid Hasani and Bedri Cahani    (Kosovo)

Excused:     dr. Azzouzi Foued                (Tunis)    
                          Damianos Hadjidamianou   (Cyprus)
                          Khaled Mehmed Mhalhel    (Libya)

Moving on to item 1 of the agenda, the floor was taken by General Secretary Mr. Lo Buono Alceste Maurizio, who welcomed the house and ascertained that the Assembly quorum had been reached. He then declared the meeting to be open.

With regard to item 2 of the agenda, the General Secretary invited the President of the Turkish Federation dr. Hassan Akkus to take the floor. He welcomed the delegates and illustrated the organisation and logistics for the competition, the Assembly and the Round Table.
The floor was then taken by President Esat Ademi, who thanked the Turkish Federation, represented by its President Hassan Akkus, for the help given to the Confederation ever since its establishment and for its organisational and logistical support to the event that would begin tomorrow under the best auspices.
The President also extended his welcome to the EWF President and all the members of the European Executive Board, who had decided to hold a meeting in Antalya during the Mediterranean Cup. This would undoubtedly please and honour the Confederation, as it meant that the Confederation’s efforts were proving successful in gathering also countries that do not belong to the Mediterranean basin.
 
With regard to item 3, President Esat Ademi invited the General Secretary to read out the minutes of the third Assembly held in Limassol (Cyprus) on 8 December 2007 for approval.
The Assembly unanimously approved the contents of the minutes in question.

With regard to item 4, President Esat Ademi read out his report (attached to these minutes).
The President accordingly invited all delegates to submit to the Assembly any projects or innovations that may improve the sport of weightlifting. He also noted that the Mediterranean Cup was becoming increasingly important every year, with a growing number of participants from three continents – Asia, Africa and Europe.
The Assembly unanimously approved the contents of the minutes in question.

With regard to item 5, the General Secretary illustrated the Confederation’s balance sheet from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2007.
The balance sheet showed expenses totalling €527.81 and revenues totalling €1,660.91, reflecting a surplus of €1,133.10.
The Assembly unanimously approved the balance sheet.

With regard to item 6 of the agenda, the President proposed:
a-    The appointment of dr. Matias Fernandez (Spain), as Member of the International Sports School, to replace Mr. Galvan Emanuel.
b-    The appointment of dr. Dolores Rubio Lleonart (Spain) as Member of the Medical, Scientific and Research Committee, to replace dr. Angel Herrero.
c-    The appointment of Mr. Sandor Uniy (Republic of San Marino) as Member of the
     “International Sports School”
In addition, the Secretary informed the house that the Federation of the Principality of Monaco had sent a letter notifying that Mr Marchessou Maurice was no longer part of the Federation. As a result, it was requested that he be removed from the list of the members of the International School.
Following an extensive discussion, the General Assembly unanimously approved the proposed appointments.

With regard to item 7 of the agenda, the President recalled that:
a-    In 2009, a Mediterranean Cup would not be organised since the IOC would be organising the Mediterranean Games in Pescara (Italy) on 27 June.
The Confederation’s elective Assembly would be held at that time and at that venue. The French President, Mr. Jean Paul Bulgaridhes, took the floor asking why the number of medals to be awarded at the Mediterranean Games was lower compared to that of the European or World Championships. The EWF President took the floor, stressing that this did not depend on the IWF or EWF, but on the IOC, as the latter had resolved to reduce the number of medals of many sports, including weightlifting, considering, among other things, that the number of athletes participating in several categories was not sufficient to justify a category.
The house acknowledged.
b-    The organisation of the V Mediterranean Cup in 2010 had been awarded at the previous assembly to the Malta Federation, whose President Mr David Saliba sent an email to the Secretariat informing that the Federation he represented did not have sufficient funds to cover all costs. He had serious financial problems.
     The Assembly took due note of the statements made by President Saliba and invited him to signify his Federation’s will and ability to organise the competition. Mr. Saliba informed the house that an official statement as to whether or not he would be able to undertake the organisation of the above event would be provided before the following Mediterranean Games.
    The Assembly acknowledged and postponed the matter to the Assembly scheduled in Pescara in 2009.


With regard to item 8, the General Secretary asked the nations to ratify the starting list.
The Assembly approved the motion.

With regard to item 9, the General Secretary put forth the names of the Jury members, Referees, Technical controller and doctor on duty at the competition.
The Assembly approved the motion.

With regard to item 10, no proposal was put forth by any of the Commission chairmen or delegates.
The General Secretary took the floor to inform that, in agreement with the President, the Secretary was preparing a “Fair Play Charter/MWC Code of Conduct” draft to be submitted to the Executive Board in Pescara next year for review and approval.
The Code would highlight the values that underlie social ethics and would reflect a number of substantial and behavioural rules as well as the duties of loyalty, impartiality and diligence that all those who belong to the Confederation must fulfil.
The General Secretary was to send the draft by mail, asking everyone to recommend amendments or additions to the proposed text in other to draw up the final draft. The General Secretary was confident that the contribution of every nation would prove to be essential.
The Assembly acknowledged and approved the proposal.
The General Secretary then asked whether anyone wished to take the floor to put forward any proposal. Nobody asked to speak.

With regard to item 11 of the agenda, as there were no other matters to be discussed and resolved upon, and having all agenda items being dealt with, the President adjourned the meeting at 1 p.m.
These minutes, marked under No. 04, consisting of 4 numbered pages, were entered in the records folder of the Executive Board.

Thus done, signed and executed in Antalya, on 22 December 2008

        General Secretary                                                                        President      
     Alceste Maurizio Lo Buono                                                              Esat Ademi

 
Fifth General Assembly 28/06/2009 PDF Print E-mail

On June 28, 2009 at 9.30 am in Pescara (Italy) at the CARLTON hotel the 5th General Meeting of the “Mediterranean Weightlifting Confederation” was held to discuss the following points on the Agenda:
1.    Controlling the powers of the delegates;
2.    Welcoming the EWF / FIPCF chairman;
3.    Approving the minutes of the meeting held in 2008 in Antalya (Turkey);
4.    Approving the year 2008 financial statements;
5.    Electing Honorary Members;
6.    Electing the President, the members of the Executive Board and the General Secretary with secret ballot;
7.    any other business.

The following are present:
A- Members of the Executive Board :
     vice President          : Hassan Akkus                      (Turkey)
     Member                   : Emilio Estarlik Lozano        (Spain)
     Member                   : Damianos Hadjidamianou    (Cyprus)
     General Secretary   : Lo Buono Alceste Maurizio  (Italy)
B- Members of Honour :
     Tamas Ajan    (President IWF)
      Urso Antonio (President EWF)
C- representatives of the following countries : 
      for Albania                                 : Perparim Ferunaj
      for the Republic of San Marino : Marino Ercolani Casadei and Sandor Uniy
      for Slovenia                                : Zalubersek Josef
      for France                                   : Jean Paul Bulgaridhes and Soto Michel
      for Greece                                  : Tamoutsidis Antonios and Mayromatidis
      for Bosnia Herzegovina             : Adnan Sefer
      for Cyprus                                  : Damianos Hadjidamianou
      for Egypt                                    : Mahmoud Shoukry          
      for Libya                                    : Manareddui M.Eshelli
      for Tunisia                                  : Ben Amar Mohamed
      for Serbia                                    : Mihalovic Milan and Simic Jubista
      for Italy                                       : Urso Antonio
      for Spain                                     : Matias Fernandez 
      for Turkey                                   : Raif Czel
  
Justified absentees  : 
     Esat Ademi      (Albania)
     Sadres Eliahu    (Israel)
     Azzouzi Foued (Tunisia)
     Henry Rey        (Principality of Monaco)

The Secretary General Mr Maurizio Lo Buono communicates that the President Esat Ademi, is unable to be present because he is involved in the parliamentary elections being held in Albania today. Mr Lo Buono reads the letter that President Ademi has sent to all the participants in the meeting and that is attached to these minutes.
The Secretary General asks the Meeting to nominate Mr Marino Ercolani Casadei (EWF Secretary General) as President of the meeting and Mr Toninel Claudio and Cifarelli Chiara as poll clerks.
The Meeting unanimously approves.
On point 1 of the agenda Mr Marino Ercolani Casadei takes the floor, welcoming those present and, having checked the validity of the Meeting, declares it open and leaves the floor to the Secretary of the Confederation Mr Lo Buono who greets the President of the world Federation Mr Tamas Ajan and the President of the Italian and European Federation Mr Antonio Urso manifesting his delight and honour at their presence which demonstrates that the Confederation is becoming an important reference and coordination point for weightlifting.
Mr Lo Buono thanks the Italian Federation for their help given to the Confederation from the beginning of its constitution and for the logistic and organisational support given annually.
On point 2 on the agenda the Chairman of the Meeting Mr Casadei leaves the floor to the President of the EWF-FIPCF Mr Urso who welcomes everybody to Pescara, a city which, in spite of the problems resulting from the disastrous earthquake, wanted to fulfil its commitments made before the human catastrophe, by organising the fifteenth edition of the Mediterranean Games. Mr Urso reminds those present that the idea of establishing the Confederation was created in the summer of 2005 with Mr Lo Buono, who as a good organiser managed to actuate and coordinate the planned project: intensifying the relations between the Federations of the three continents of Africa, Asia and Europe which give on to the Mediterranean. This, not simple, job has, however, received the backing of all the countries from its origin. After this Mr Urso invites the President of the World Federation Mr Tamas Ajan to intervene. Mr Ajan, after having greeted those present invites the President of the Meeting to start the work and communicates that at the end of the Meeting he will take the floor.
The Secretary General Mr Maurizio Lo Buono speaks in the name of and on behalf of the President Esat Ademi and all the Executive Board by inviting the President Mr Tamas Ajan to come up on to the stage to receive the “Certificate of Merit of the Confederation” that the executive had deliberated to award for his contribution to the growth of Weightlifting. This award was a due acknowledgement for the energy that Mr Ajan has spent for Weightlifting.
Mr Ajan thanks the Executive for the award and congratulates those present for the meritworthy action which has been performed by the Confederation since its establishment and states his regret for not being present in Bari for its foundation.
Regarding point 3 of the agenda, the Chairman of the Meeting Mr Marino Ercolani Casadei invites the Secretary General Mr Maurizio Lo Buono to read the minutes of the 4th meeting held in Antalya (Turkey) on December 22, 2008 for its approval.
The Meeting unanimously approves the content of these minutes.
As regards point 4 of the agenda the Chairman of the Meeting invites the Secretary General Mr Lo Buono to illustrate the financial statements of the Confederation for the period January, 1- December, 31 2008. The financial statements showed costs of €.3,410.56 and income of €. 4,433.10, with a positive difference of €. 1,022.54. After a brief explanation of the costs incurred, the Meeting approves the financial Statements.
As regards point 5 of the Agenda, the Secretary General, Mr Lo Buono proposes by acclamation, pursuant to art. 8 paragraph b of the Statute to elect Mr ADDADI Amar, President of the Olympic Committee of the Mediterranean Games (COIJM) and Mr ADEMI Esat (the first President of the Confederation) respectively as Honorary Member and Honorary President of the MWC.
The Meeting unanimously approves the elections by acclamation.
Regarding point 6 of the agenda, the Chairman of the Meeting, after having illustrated the ballot method, calls the representatives in alphabetical order by individual nation and gives them a ballot card with the names of the candidates and invites them to vote in secret in one of the specially prepared booths. After the vote, the President of the poll clerks Mr. Claudio Toninel, after having counted the votes on the President’s table in front of everybody, gives the President of the Meeting the results of the election and the Executive Board of the Confederation of the Mediterranean States for the Olympic Cycle 2009-2012 which is found to be the following:

President                   :  Lo Buono Alceste Maurizio (Italy)       with 14 votes
first vice President    :  Turkes Zeki                          (Turkey)   with 12 votes
vice President            :  Azzouzi Foued                     (Tunisia)  with 10 votes
Members                   :   Soto Michel                         (France)   with 13 votes
                                      Belinova Asim                     (Albania) with 12 votes
                                      Mahmoud Shoukry              (Egypt)    with 12 votes
                                      Dolores Maria                      (Spain)    with  9 votes
                                      Mohamed Juma Ramadan    (Libya)   with 7 votes
Secretary General       : Damianos Hadjidamianou    (Cyprus) with 14 votes

Not elected as vice Presidents :
Soto Michel                       : 3 votes
Mohamed Juma Ramadan : 1 vote
Adnan Sefer                       : 1 vote

Not elected as Members of the Executive Board :
Sadres Eliau         : 6 votes
Turkes Zeki          : 4 votes
Adnan Sefer         : 1 vote
Tchobanian Harry : 1 vote

Valid poll cards    : 13
Blank ballot cards :  1
Abstentions           : none

The new Executive Board then nominates the Members of the Commissions which are found to be the following:

TECHNICAL COMMISSION:
President : Jozè Zalubersek     (Slovenia)
Members : Tchobanian Harry  (Lebanon)
                   David Saliba          (Malta)
                   Mihalovic Milan    (Serbia)
                   Matias Fernandez  (Spain)
                   Ertas Hakam Mete (Turkey)

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF SPORT
Director   : Barbone Michele       (Italy)
Members : Perparim Ferunay       (Albania)
                  Caruana Jesmond       (Malta)
                  Sandor Uniy               (San Marino)
                  Sadres Eliahu              (Israel)
                  Tamoutsidis Antonios (Greece)

MEDICAL, SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH COMMISSION
President : Czel Raif                      (Turkey)
Members : Ben Amar Mohamed   (Tunisia)
                    Di Mitri Flavio           (Italy)
                    Attolico Michele        (Italy)
                    Adnan Sefer               (Bosnia-Herzegovina)

The newly elected President Mr Maurizio Lo Buono intervenes by saying that he is delighted for the election and for the work that all the countries have performed with passion and tenacity to bring weightlifting to the highest levels. He also recalls that the Confederation, which coordinates the sporting activity of weightlifting throughout the Mediterranean, founded by 15 countries (Albania, Bosnia, Cyprus, France, Israel, Italy, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, Syria, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey) in Italy in Bari in December 2005, organised four editions of the event called “Mediterranean Cup” in Bari, Palermo, Limassol, Antalya in the first four year Olympic period, under the leadership of the Albanian Esat Ademi and has contributed to spreading the concept of the Olympic ideal (a mix of sport, culture and education) by following the dictates of the Olympic charter and the principles of cultural and religious integration through a process of universal participation. Moreover, he recalls that the Confederation has pursued a political development line of weightlifting by means of an innovative itinerary shared by the whole community of the Mediterranean States, aimed at training through the organisation of annual symposia and through the care taken over the scenography in the competitions which has made them great moments of visibility and pleasure for weightlifting. One of his priorities as President shall be that of helping the small nations and providing incentives to all the nations to be present with whole teams in order to increase the number of participants in the competitions. With the establishment of the Confederation, all the Mediterranean countries have created very important challenges which need the acceptance of all in order to be performed and need to be used by all if they want to join the historical annals of weightlifting. The Confederation intends to be an active party in the history of weightlifting by contributing to the practice of a clean sport and intends to pass on this culture to the young athletes, their trainers and sports managers, leaving behind what is right that no longer exists: doping.
President Lo Buono leaves the floor to the new Secretary Damianos Hajdamianou who thanks everybody for his election as Secretary and proposes the establishment in Cyprus, a central Mediterranean country, of a “Training Camp” for athletes and coaches. The Confederation must invest in a continuous training process because only professional, technical and moral growth can create indisputable values in weightlifting. A training camp may allow the younger athletes from the various countries to participate in collegial post-school training sessions followed by expert trainers, a nutritionist, a psychologist and in courses on the history of weightlifting and the struggle against doping. The will is that of effectively creating a “family of weightlifting” where all the operators can meet, exchange opinions and improve themselves.
The Meeting acknowledges this and invites the Executive Board to actuate all the strategies to be able to initiate this proposal.
As regards point 7 on the agenda, the newly elected President Mr Maurizio Lo Buono illustrates proposal of approving the “Fair Play Charter”, sent to all the countries several months ago in order to obtain suggestions. The charter determines the values establishing the social ethics and bears a series of basic and behavioural standards, the duty of loyalty, impartiality and diligence which must be respected by all those who belong to the Confederation. He asks the meeting to approve it and proposes the establishment of the “Fair Play Commission” and nominates Mr Claudio TONINEL (Italy) as President and Ms Alba DRENAFCI (Albania) and RACHDI Amel (Tunisia) as members. During the edition of the Mediterranean Cup 2010 which will be held in Malta the first Fair Play award shall be given to the person who has distinguished themselves in the past.
The Meeting unanimously approves the proposal.

The World President Mr Ajan takes the floor and acknowledges the complaint against the COJM which has reduced the number of categories in the competition and points out that 91 athletes are present in Pescara (59 men and 32 women) representing 16 countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Cyprus, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Libya, Morocco, San Marino, Syria, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey. Unlike what is established by the IWF regulations, at the Mediterranean Games only the two Olympic exercises of snatch and clean and jerk are awarded medals and no medal is envisaged for the combined Olympic event because it is not considered a performance. Moreover, for this edition, the COJM has reduced the number of competition categories from fifteen to eleven (four female and seven male) causing disgruntled feelings especially from Spain and Italy. However, if we consider that out of 91 athletes, the COJM assigned 66 medals, we can say that for weightlifting it was a success because no other discipline awards so many medals to so few athletes. Only when all the nations are present with complete teams will it be possible to rally the COJM to reinstate the missing categories. Mr Ajan also invites the vice chairman of the IWF, Hassan Akkus, to intensify relations with the Confederation in order to draw up a project to present to the IWF Executive on how and what to do to help and facilitate the work of and intensify relations with the Confederation. Mr Ajan acknowledges with satisfaction the approval of the Fair Play Charter, a first for world weightlifting, which is in line with the Olympic ideals of the IOC. Chairman Ajan concludes by wishing the new leadership all the best.

The Chairman of the Meeting Mr Casadei intervenes by asking those present if any one would like to take the floor to ask or propose anything.
Nobody takes the floor and the Chairman declares the Meeting over at 12.45 pm.

Read and undersigned in Pescara on June 28, 2009

      The Secretary General                                                   The Chairman of the Meeting
  Alceste Maurizio Lo Buono                                                        Marino Ercolani Casadei    

 
Sixth General Assembly 23/10/2010 PDF Print E-mail

On October 23, 2010 at 3.30 pm in Malta at the Seashells Resort at Suncrest Hotel, Qawra the 5th General Meeting of the “Mediterranean Weightlifting Confederation” was held to discuss the following points on the Agenda:
1.    Delegates power control;
2.    Welcome by the Malta / MWC Presidents;
3.    Approval  of the minutes of the MWC Congress –Pescara 2009;
4.    Approval of 2009 Balance Sheet;
5.    International Fair Play Award;
6.    Proposal for C.O.J.M. ;
7.   ELEIKO partnership;
8.   VIII Mediterranean Cup 2014 : to be assigned;
9.    Proposal by the Delegates and the Chairmen of the Committees;
10.    Various other matter.

The following are present:
A- Members of the Executive Board :
   President               : Lo Buono Alceste Maurizio (Italy)     
   Members               : Soto Michel                          (France) 
                                   Dolores Maria                       (Spain) 
   Secretary General : Damianos Hadjidamianou    (Cyprus)    
B- Members of Honour :
     Ajan Tamas                      (I.W.F. President)
     Addadi Amar                    (I.C.M.G. President)
     Khaled Mehmed Mahihel (A.W.F President)
C- Representatives of the following countries : 
      for France                 : Soto Michel
      for Cyprus                :  Nicolaides Nicos
      for Malta                   : Jesmond Caruana     
      for Lebanon              : Harry Tchobanian
      For Libya                  :  Manareddin Eshelli
      for Italy                     : Giuseppe Minisale and Toninel Claudio
      for Serbia                  :  Stipan Vert
      for Israel                    : Shully Navon
      for Slovenia               : Zalubersek Joze
      for Spain                    : Gonzales Antonio
      for Turkey                  : Hasan Akkus
  
Justified absentees : 
•    Mohamed Juma Ramadan     (Libya)
•    Mahmoud Shoukry                (Egypt)
•    Azzouzi Foued                      (Tunisia)
•    Belinova Asim                      (Albania)
•    Turkes Zeki                           (Turkey) 
•    Urso Antonio                         (Italy)


Regarding the first point on the agenda the President Mr Maurizio Lo Buono takes the floor, welcoming those present and communicating that 11 national federations are present and that having checked the validity of the Meeting declares it open.

Regarding the second point on the agenda President Lo Buono greets those present and in particular the  IWF President Dr. Tamas Ajan, the President of I.C.M.G. Mr. Amar ADDADI, the vice President of the IWF Dr. Hassan Akkus and Mr Khaled Mehmed Mahihel President of the A.W.F. expressing his happiness for and the honour of their presence which demonstrates that the Confederation has become a reference and coordination point of great importance for weightlifting in the three continents of Asia, Africa and Europe.
Mr Lo Buono thanks the Maltese Federation in the person of Mr. Jesmond Caruana for his logistic and organisational support provided in organising the training camp and the competition and invites him to take the floor.
Mr Jesmond Caruana greets all those present and wishes them profitable work.

Regarding the third point on the agenda the President Mr Lo Buono goes on to reading the minutes of the fourth meeting held in Pescara (Italy) on 28/6/2009 for its approval.
The Meeting unanimously approves the content of these minutes.

As regards the fourth point of the agenda the President Mr Lo Buono illustrates the financial statements of the Confederation for the period 1st January- 31st December 2009.
The financial statements showed costs of €.1,658.00 and income of €. 1,700.00, with a positive difference of €. 1,394.54.
After a brief explanation of the costs incurred, the Meeting approves the financial Statements.

Regarding the fifth point on the agenda the President Mr Maurizio Lo Buono, communicates that the Fair Play Commission in the person of its President Mr. Claudio Toninel, having considered the requests received and having evaluated them, communicates that the Commission proposes to the Executive to award the "Fair Play Award" to Mr Amar ADDADI for the following reason:
The International FAIR PLAY AWARD is awarded to dr. ADDADI AMAR, President of International Committee of Mediterranean Games, who during his sports career and as result of his conduct has distinguished himself for his consistent Fair play-oriented attitude.
This choice is motivated for particular and daily engagement that dr. ADDADI has devoted to cause of sport, of friendship and solidarity  between people that live our big and loved Mediterranean Sea, becoming for all of us an extraordinary example to follow and imitate.
The meeting unanimously approves to assign the prize provided by Eleiko Company from Sweden by acclamation.
The President Lo Buono invites Mr Addadi to come up to receive his prize and asks Dr Ajan for the honour and pleasure of awarding it together.
Mr Addadi takes the floor and thanks the confederation in the persons of its President Mr Lo Buono, the Secretary Damianos Hadjidamianou and all the national delegates present, for the great honour awarded.

Regarding the sixth point on the agenda the President Mr Maurizio Lo Buono, after a summary of the events during the last two Mediterranean Games in Almeria (Spain) in 2005 and Pescara (Italy) in 2009, following what was discussed as well as reported in the minutes of the Pescara meeting, invites Mr Amar Addadi to take the floor.

President Addadi thanks Mr Lo Buono for having invited him to the General Meeting of the Confederation, as well as Dr Tamas Ajan, all the national delegates present, and the whole meeting for the honour of having been chosen as the winner of the Fair Play Award.

My presence can only demonstrate that Weightlifting, one of the oldest sports in the Mediterranean area, is an active sport which should be followed and supported. After several phone calls and e-mails with your President, I also felt it necessary to be here so that I could have a direct conversation with you all to also clarify some problems regarding the Mediterranean Games.

After a brief communication concerning the current problems regarding the organisation of the next Games to be held in Volos (Greece) in 2013, he illustrates the reasons why the International Commission decided to eliminate some categories of weight for the Weightlifting during the last editions of the Mediterranean Games.
The International Committee envisages that a minimum of 8 male athletes and 6 female athletes must participate in each category. This means that when the International Games Committee receives the participations from the national Olympic Committees, a list is drawn up and only when these numbers are not guaranteed does the Committee cancel the category.
This means that the International Committee has not changes the IWF rules, but has only applied rule which is equal for all sports. Mr Addadi invites the President of the Confederation Mr Lo Buono and that of the IWF Dr Ajan to stimulate the individual Federations and the respective Olympic Committees to participate with the complete teams in order to have the necessary and sufficient number to justify the 15 categories envisaged by the IWF rules.
Furthermore Mr Addadi specifies that the statistics of the participants is undergoing a significant reduction, undoubtedly not for a lack of athletes but for individual economic reasons of each country who consider it worthwhile entering only those who have a chance of stepping onto the podium. This type of policy, despite having economic justifications, does not provide any benefit to the whole Weightlifting family which is thus penalised by seeing itself repeal application of international rules.
As of now 24 countries can participate in the Mediterranean Games after Montenegro and Macedonia were incorporated and if all of them participated there would be no problems. The individual Olympic Committees and then the individual federations have to be canvassed. The invitation is to stimulate all the individual countries to participate and to ensure that the Confederation monitors all the athletes present in the Mediterranean area in order to verify, point out and stimulate the entry of some athletes.

Regarding the seventh point on the agenda President Mr Maurizio Lo Buono informs those present that a collaboration has been established with ELEIKO company, which formulated the following proposal :
For the year 2011 ELEIKO will sponsor the MWC with the following :
•    Sponsorship fee 2,500.00 euro
•    Fair Play Prize
•    Winner prices (a selection of ELEIKO accessories products like wrist, knee wraps, pulling straps, etc)
•    2 ELEIKO banners
•    3 ELEIKO MWC table cloth
•    T-shirt for the loaders
•    Special discount when purchasing ELEIKO equipment
In return ELEIKO would like to have the following from MWC :
•    Only use of ELEIKO equipment on MWC championships
•    Only use of ELEIKO equipment on Mediterranean Games.
The meeting while acknowledging the offer gives President Lo Buono the authority to confirm the partnership and to try to obtain a greater contribution from ELEIKO. Furthermore the contract must envisage the exclusion of the use of ELEIKO equipment during the Mediterranean Games, as that is the responsibility of the ICMG as also confirmed by President Addadi.

Regarding the eighth point The President reminds that in Limassol in 2007, the Executive deliberated to award the organisation of the 6th Mediterranean Cup to Israel for the year 2011 and to Italy for the year 2012. He asks them for confirmation of the will to organise these events from the delegates present. Both Israel and Italy confirm their desire to organise these competitions as previously agreed and promise to send the relevant organisational projects to the Secretary's office. Israel in the person of its delegate Mr. Shully Navon communicates its desire to also organise a symposium on “Physiology and Nutrition aspects in young weightlifters” and communicates, having considered the problems concerning the visa to enter Israel, above all for citizens coming from Arab countries, that it shall be requested well in advance to avoid any problems.
President Lo Buono invites all the countries to keep politics and religion out of the sport. He also asks the countries present why all the countries participate in the Olympic Games and in the World Championships, but not in the Mediterranean Cup and Games.
Then President Lo Buono invites the President of Libya  Mr Khaled Mehmed Mahihel to organise the 8th edition of the Mediterranean Cup in 2014. Mr Khaled Mehmed Mahihel accepts the invitation and declares his country's willingness to organise the competition.
The Meeting unanimously approves.

Regarding the ninth point on the agenda, the Secretary General Mr Damianos Hadjidamianou takes the floor by asking those present if somebody would like to intervene to ask or propose something. No-one takes the floor so the next point on the agenda is discussed.

Regarding the tenth point  the Secretary General Mr Damianos Hadjidamianou informs the meeting that a letter had been received from the Libyan Federation informing that Mr Mohamed Juma Ramadan was no longer a member of the Libyan Federation and asking that Mr Manareddin Eshelli, vice President of the Libyan Federation be appointed in his place. The Secretary points out that the Statute of the Confederation does not permit the appointment of another person because until further elections Mr Mohamed Juma Ramadan will be a Member of the Executive and in the event of his resignation, the first of the non-elected members Mr Sadres Eliau (Israel) will become a member of the Executive.
President Lo Buono intervenes stating that considering the application made, considering that in 2011 the competition shall be organised in Israel, in view of the problems regarding Arab Countries, acknowledging the authorisation of the countries present, he proposes to the Executive and to the whole meeting to appoint Mr Manareddin Eshelli as “Assistant to the President” by virtue of his diplomatic capacities which may give added value to the Confederation, with the aim of stimulating the participation of Arab and African countries in the next editions of the Mediterranean Games and the Mediterranean Cup.
The Executive and the Meeting unanimously approve.

The General Secretary Damianos Hadjidamianou takes the floor and communicates that on the occasion of the European Junior Weightlifting Championship to be held in Limassol (Cyprus)  in order to promote peace, friendships, unity, fair play and the Olympic values between our young athletes, the Cyprus Federation is proud to invite two boys up to 16 years old from each Mediterranean Country affiliated with M.W.C. to visit Cyprus for a week.
All their accommodation on a full board basis and inland transportation as well their activities (entrances to theaters, parks, beaches, etc), will be free of charge, compliments of Cyprus Weightlifting Federation. Different activities will be offered to the participants, focus on a team work and cooperation under the supervision of responsible personnel of the Cyprus Federation. We will do our utmost to offer our young athletes an unforgettable week full of activities and fun. They will also have the opportunity of watching the weightlifting championships as well as going to the beach, visiting archaeological places, going dancing and finally some daily practice and a small competition.
The Executive and the Meeting thank Mr Damianos Hadjidamianou approving the initiative unanimously.

Finally the President Lo Buono, illustrates what was organised with the Training Camp : 10 countries took part (Cyprus, Malta, Italy, Israel, Lebanon, Libya, Serbia, Spain, Ireland, Kosovo) with 8 athletes and 10 trainers. The two trainers of the Italian Weightlifting school Carlo Varalda and Massimiliano Febbi, with a work protocol drawn up by Dr. Antonio Urso of the Italian Federation, analysed the athletes present with scientific instruments by performing tests from which the results obtained, if monitored in the future, will certainly provide advantages for the individual performances of the athletes. The training Camp was followed by a meeting held by the lecturers (the author Dr. Antonio Urso was absent for health reasons) which was a great success because they demonstrated and showed technically and scientifically in a simple manner the postural and coordination problems of each athlete participating in the training camp, showing their trainers the problems of each one and the possible solutions. The scientific manager of the Sensorize company, the Lebanese Mr Zok, also took part in the meeting by illustrating to those present how simple the scientific equipment used to monitor the athletes was to operate and apply.

The IWF President Dr. Ajan, who was satisfied with the work performed, complimented the two lecturers and the President of the Confederation for managing to make highly difficult to understand scientific arguments easy to understand. Furthermore, referring to Mr Addadi, he reminded him that that had known each other for more than 30 years and thanked him for the honour of his presence in Malta and for his explanations provided regarding the elimination of some weight categories in the last editions of the Mediterranean Games.
Dr Ajan points out that three members of the Executive Board of the IWF are present at the meeting, the President with his vice President and the President of Africa, because the IWF believed in the diplomatic activity and the fairness of President Lo Buono and thus entirely financed the Training Camp aware that the training could contribute to the growth of Weightlifting. Dr Ajan communicates that the IWF has established that the countries which do not perform activities will not have the right and will be expelled from the Federation; it is hoped that this political decision may stimulate the participation of all the countries in the competitions.

The meeting, while acknowledging the excellent work performed by President Lo Buono and by the Secretary Hadjidamianou, looks forward to the next one in Israel in 2011.

When closing the meeting President Lo Buono says:
I’m very happy today also because the presence of so many important persons is an honour for me and I can say the same for all the weightlifting family of the Mediterranean sea.
I have to thank you all, because with the election of 2005 in Bari as General Secretary and last year as President of MWC, I have had the chance to intensify the diplomatic relationships based on mutual friendship and finalized on promoting weightlifting. My project, my aim and my dream, and I’m sure our project, our aim, our dream, is to contribute to spreading the idea of Olympism. One of the first goals set by our Confederation was to support, increase and develop relationships with minor countries in particular by staging a yearly symposium featuring scientific, technical and methodology-related topics. Some years ago Mr Ajan asked me to go and work in the small countries to help them. Now we are in Malta, next month in Cyprus, next year in Israel.
This year, through the IWF Development program we have had a real support to realize our project. We hope that this support is only the first step of our growth and I want to say thanks to the IWF Executive Board, and a special thank you to Dr. Tamas Ajan who believed in our project and became our sponsor.

Nobody takes the floor and the President declares the meting closed at 6 pm bidding farewell to all those present and particularly thanking Mr Addadi and Dr Ajan for their presence and for the support they have given the Confederation.

Read and undersigned in Malta on October 23rd 2010

      The Secretary General                                                             The President
    Damianos    Hadjidamianou                                                               Alceste Maurizio Lo Buono                         

 
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