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Can weightlifting survive for next Olympics?

 

 

 

Weightlifting reached “a do or die moment” this week in its quest to remain further as an Olympic sport.

The sport is doomed to fail unless the current leaders of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) resign en masse.

Among them are Pyrros Dimas and Sarah Davies, two of the most high-profile names in the sport.

Both of them have put their names, though, to a statement from the national federations of the U.S.A., Belgium, Germany, Greece, and Samoa to save the sport.

“The simple reality is that we have one month to save this original, beloved Olympic sport and we call upon the sport’s leadership to put the sport above themselves,” the joint statement added.