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European Junior Championships, Landskrona

In his last article the President of Swedish Weightlifting Federation, Benny Johansson, expresses his thought about forthcoming European Junior Championships in Landskrona. The organizer plan for 180 – 190 athletes from 30 – 35 countries, and all together about 350 people which are involved in the competition during the last week of July. In 2006 the Swedish WF organized European Youth Championships This year the organizer has to prepare and accomplish a congress as well.

Mr Johansson describes the purpose of organizing an international championship of this size in five paragraphs:

· Publicity for weightlifting in Sweden .
· Economy: The federation hopes to make revenue by organizing this championship.
· Recruiting new lifters.
· Competence.
· Experience: Importance to give our lifters and technical officials a chance to participate at an international championship.

Håkan Johanson
General Secretary SWF