Weight Lifting May Be Dropped From Future Olympic Games

New York Times

Weight lifting was one of just nine sports at the first Olympics in 1896, but its days on the summer program may be numbered.After decades of rampant doping, bribery, vote-rigging and corruption at weight lifting’s highest levels, the International Olympic Committee finally took action last year by threatening to drop the sport from the Games in the coming months if the International Weightlifting Federation does not introduce a host of fixes, including rigorous drug testing measures and governance reforms.

The prognosis is not good. More

24 Comments on Weight Lifting May Be Dropped From Future Olympic Games

  1. What’s an Olympics? Sorry, I don’t watch woke, spoiled brats disrespect the very country they’re supposed to be representing.

    Do what you want, IOC. I won’t be watching…

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  2. Cowards would rather shut down weight lifting than deal with the men who dress like women.
    If weight lifting is corrupt, look at figure skating.
    They have been corrupt for decades.

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  3. Thanks, fags and trannies, you ruined something else.

    Good thing there’s no such thing as a “slippery slope”, amiright?

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  4. I don’t know, we watched the a bunch of clips last night of individual competitions, and Hidilyn Diaz jerked that gold medal (the first gold medal ever for the Philippines) from China in women’s weight lifting. Awesome!

    Supernightshade: Who watches the Olympics? Answer: I’m a fool for men’s swimming comps. I could watch Caleb Dressel break Olympic records all day long!

    And the Japanese brother and sister taking gold in Judo were amazing! How she pinned her (French?) opponent was brilliant!

    Don’t let a few bad apples spoil the thrill of watching world class atheletes compete.

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  5. “Don’t let a few bad apples spoil the thrill of watching world class atheletes compete.”

    Exactly right. It’s usually the folks that have zero coordination or athletic ability, who can’t navigate stairs without a railing or need a roadmap to scratch his nose, they are the first to poo-poo athletic achievement.

    There have been some great moments in this Olympics. Dressel’s family reaction when he won his Gold, I got misty;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxkPEFKoe80

    My favorite poem is Theodore Roosevelt’s “Man in the Arena”

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

    Those who criticize achievement in any capacity display their own character failings.

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  6. @Rich Taylor — I know, right?! His father’s composure was priceless. Good looking family, too.

  7. It would be sad to see another of the original sports eliminated. The Olympics were supposed to be about “better, stronger, faster.” Weightlifting is a better representation of that than break-dancing or skateboarding.

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  8. Well, DUH!
    You had to know this was coming
    First off, those things are heavy!
    And then they’d have to explain a testicular injury in the women’s division

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  9. TheMule July 29, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Here’s a reform: Don’t let dudes compete in the women’s events.
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    Problem is, they claim they are women and the officials believe them. Therefore, men are entitled to do women’s sports to tear down women in sports. A brilliant maneuver on their part. I suppose it all started back 40 or so years ago when girls demanded to become a boy scout and wanted nothing to do with girl scouts or bluebirds. When girls wanted to play on boy’s little leagues instead of girls baseball teams, and girls demanding to play football, wrestling and boxing with the guys. Females had to have it their way, now the shoe is on the other foot. Good!

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  10. The entire Olympics is on life support and borrowed time like most other sports after going hard left and full retard

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  11. They are going to replace it with a Trany High Heeled Walking While Carrying Crystal Dildos on a Drink Tray.

    These Olympics are loosing money, viewers, & competitors faster than any other. RIO was pathetic but this is the worst.

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  12. Personally I think some of the new events they are adding are stupid. Like Skateboarding, 3 on 3 half court basket ball. I like the traditional events. A couple years ago they were talking about dropping wrestling and adding synchronized basket weaving or some similar strange shit.
    Leave the weight Lifting, get rid of the Skateboard crap and bring back Pankration.

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  13. I have actually watched the Olympics and the evil chinks are DOPED out the ass!
    Seriously, the Chinese bastards are winning some gold due to good old fashion doping.
    Fucking Chinese BASTARDS!

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  14. Brad – They were gonna add Power Farting graded on volume, except the homos have a difficult time making any noise…

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  15. TRF

    Have you seen the Three on Three half court basket ball yet? I guess it’s for athletes that can’t run the full court. WTF?

    Women’s Gymnastics was real good this year. With a great ending. That’s a deep team.

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  16. Why not get rid of weight lifting? We have real sports like Artistic Swimming, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Sport Climbing, 3×3 half-court basketball?etc. Don’t get me wrong, you do have to be very talented and dedicated to get to the top of those, but why do we need to add 2 new sports every year?

    On a side note, we also have the x-games, so why do we need surfing, skateboarding, etc. in the olympics? And why can’t the leftist cities not hire the shooting team to the police forces? (OK, a rhetorical question since they won’t allow the police force to actually use a weapon)

    Yes, I am rambling, it has been a long week. Might be about time for another IOTW virtual meeting. I will work with BFH on that

  17. Brad – All I can say iz Welcome to the Dumbed-Down Olimpix for the pearl-clutching, bead-strumming, self-absorbed, spoon-fed, celebrity-obsessed, White guilt-ridden, Birkenstock-wearing, bottled-water-drinking, panty-wetting, Politically Correct, kumbaya-singing, Xanax-disabled, sheet grabbing, pillow biting, moisturizing-metro-sexual, pan-sexual, homo-sexual, beast-sexual, short-attention-span pin-heads competing with their vaginas…

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  18. The “sport” I don’t get at all is synchronized diving. Like that’s something you see every day at the local swimming pool?

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