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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Weightlifting

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Weightlifting

Summer Olympics: Complete Weightlifting Coverage

Saturday, Aug 20, 2016

Olympic Weightlifting: a Gut-busting Ordeal

Olympic Weightlifting: a Gut-busting Ordeal

They chalk their hands,

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Swimmer, Cyclist Disqualified After Positive Drug Tests

Swimmer, Cyclist Disqualified After Positive Drug Tests

A Chinese swimmer and a Brazilian road cyclist were disqualified from Olympic competition in Rio de Janeiro after positive drug tests, officials said Thursday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport issued...

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016

Weightlifting Head Hopes to Stay in Olympics Despite Doping

Weightlifting Head Hopes to Stay in Olympics Despite Doping

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The weightlifting competition at the Rio Olympics played out under a cloud of suspicion and scandal so severe that there are fears the sport may get booted out of future games for doping.

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Weightlifter Tests Positive for Rat Poison, Loses Medal

Weightlifter Tests Positive for Rat Poison, Loses Medal

A male weightlifter from Kyrgyzstan became the first athlete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to be stripped of a medal after a positive drug test.

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

With Jokes and Talk of Periods, Chinese Athletes Break Taboo

With Jokes and Talk of Periods, Chinese Athletes Break Taboo

Lovesick. Goofy. Flamboyant. Not usually words you'd associate with China's Olympic team. In Rio, however, a new generation of Chinese Olympians are breaking the mold and shaking up social media. Queen of the...

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Lasha Talakhadze Sets World Record in Upset Win Over Behdad Salimi

Lasha Talakhadze Sets World Record in Upset Win Over Behdad Salimi

Lasha Talakhadze of Georgia has set a new world record in the over-105 kilogram weightlifting division with 473 total kilos to win the gold medal in a surprising upset over the heavily favored Behdad Salimi...

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Weightlifter's Medal Celebration Warms Grandma's Heart

Weightlifter's Medal Celebration Warms Grandma's Heart

When Sarah Robles made her final lift that would secure her bronze, she let out a scream that could be heard throughout Rio, dropped to her sunflower-patterned knee guards and slapped the floor. She then got up,

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Gymnastics Beer Cups Are Hottest Souvenir of Rio Olympics

Gymnastics Beer Cups Are Hottest Souvenir of Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Will Rodriguez put his collectible cup down just for a second, then — swoosh! — it was swiped.

Monday, Aug 15, 2016

Ruslan Nurudinov Sets Olympic Record, Wins Weightlifting Gold for Uzbekistan

Ruslan Nurudinov Sets Olympic Record, Wins Weightlifting Gold for Uzbekistan

Ruslan Nurudinov won gold for Uzbekistan on Monday in the men's 105-kilogram weightlifting division.

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