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Samoa is Ready

Samoa is ready to host one of the biggest weightlifting events ever held in the Pacific. The 2012 Oceania & Commonwealth Senior, Junior and Youth Championships will take place in Apia from Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th June.

The Oceania Electoral Congress was held today at the Samoa Convention Centre.

Dr. Tamas Ajan received the title „Honorary Life President of the OWF” for his contribution as founder.

Paul Wallwork, previous OWF President became Life Member.

Hon. Marcus Stephen (NRU) was reelected as President.

Paul Coffa (AUS) was reelected as General Secretary.

1st Vice President:

Jerry Wallwork (SAM)

Vice Presidents:

Frank Robby (PNG)

Samuel Pera (COK)

Executive Board Members:

Kokoria Iabeta (KIR)

Manuel Minginfel (FSM)

Phil Maunder (AUS)

Matthew Curtain (AUS) was reappointed as Assistant General Secretary

This event is fully supported by the Government of Samoa and coincides with the 50th Anniversary of Samoa’s Independence. The whole country of Samoa will be in a celebration and festive mood all of next week.

211 athletes from 24 NFs will compete during the event.

Read the OWF Newsletter here