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Walter Bailey Discussion started by Walter Bailey 7 years ago

Olympic weightlifting is an original Olympic sport and an included sport in almost every major games (Pan-American, FISU University, Commonwealth, Asian Games etc). Olympic weightlifting is also a recognized sport in the Police & Fire Games, however it is up to each organizing committee to determine if it will be included or not. I wrote to the organizers, and they suggested that I start a discussion on this group to get support for this. 

Weightlifting is a hugely popular sport in Asia and Europe, and popularity in the sport is growing in North America, especially with crossfit (which is very popular with police personel) using Olympic Weightlifting movements.

We don't nessisarily need a full Olympic Weightlifting competition. It could be a Clean & Jerk only competiton, and we can even modify the weightclasses if the organizing committee feels that 15 weight classes (men+women) is too much. 

If there is support for the inclusion of Olympic weightlifting in some form, please voice it here. Thanks :)
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Jim Pope
Jim Pope Sorry but the lifting events are going to be a Bench Contest and Push/Pull(Bench/Deadlift) contest. No Olympic Weightlifting.... 6 years ago
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Mark Lane
Mark Lane I know this was addressed about 9 months ago and I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I think that if there will not be the inclusions of any Olympic lifts, IE Clean & Jerk and/or Snatch, then maybe this event/group should be called what it is,... Show more 5 years ago
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Craig Luecke
Craig Luecke See the post by Jim Pope in this thread. As he stated, the events are Push Pull (Bench Deadlift). No olympic weightlifting will be in our Games. The final sports list was finalized last week. We are in the process of posting the sports as approved... Show more 5 years ago
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Scott Michael Rose
Scott Michael Rose I also wish they would include Olympic Weightlifting. Perhaps we should start discussing getting weightlifting into the 2017 Games. 4 years ago
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Patrick
Patrick I agree. I was kind of bummed to find out it was not included because I would have loved to compete. I'm all for making a push for 2017! 4 years ago
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