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Extraordinary side meeting at the SportAccord Convention

Yesterday, SportAccord Convention saw an extraordinary side meeting: International federations (IFs) had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, IPC President Sir Philip Craven, Mr. Joel Bouzuo, President of Peace and Sport, and SportAccord President Hein Verbruggen to discuss possibilities of including persons with disabilities while at the same time developing their sport.

After the first day of the Conference, the IWF also had a special meeting with LOCOG representatives at their headquarters in order to discuss among others the cooperation of home countries in regard to the success of the Olympic Games.

From bottom to top, left to the right
Dr. David Pendleton, Brithish Weightlifting Chairmen
Mr. Ma Wenguang. IWF General Secretary
Dr. Tamas Ajan, IWF President
Mr. Matthew Curtain, LOCOG Weightlifting Manager
Mr. Attila Adamfi, IWF Competition Director and Technical Delegate for London Olympic Games
Mr. Charles Hamilton, Scottish Weightlifting Federation
Mr. Steve Cannon, British Weightlifting CEO
Ms. Sinead Ogorman, LOCOG Venue Result Manager
Mr. Mahdi Choudhury, British Olympic Association
Ms. Wang Yan, IWF General Secretary Assistant
Mr. Graeme Thompson, UK Sport
Mr. Keith Morgan, LOCOG Technical Operation Manager
Mr. Chris Freebury, English Committee Chairmen
Ms. Margater Lynes, LOCOG Services Manager