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Friday, August 17, 2012

Russian Weightlifting

A video of the Russian team as they prepare for London. It is interesting to note that the Russians have not won a weightlifting gold medal in either Beijing or London....But before they are counted out, remember, they did win 6 medals and were eligible to field a full men's and women's team. Several of the former Soviet Union nations won medals as well. Klokov, who is one of the subjects of this video, was held out for "unspecified medical reasons" and did not compete. Of course most knowlegable followers of the sport feel that this "condition" had to do with not being able to pass the drug testing. At any rate, it is interesting to watch and read the english subtitles with the benefit of hindsight.

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