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Weightlifting at the Olympics
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Weightlifting at the Olympic Games
Facts about Weightlifting in the Olympics
Weightlifting in the Olympic Games width=  Olympics Weightlifting has been part of the olympic program 28 times.
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After the Rio Olympics a total of 258 medal sets have been awarded in Olympic Weightlifting. Go here for an all-time list of Medalists in Weightlifting.

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There has been 19 different Events in Olympic Weightlifting.

Medal table for Weightlifting in the Olympics
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. URS 3921 2 62
2. CHN 3115 8 54
3. USA 1616 12 44
4. BUL 1217 8 37
5. FRA 93 3 15
Complete Olympic Weightlifting Medalstanding
Weightlifting in the Olympic Programme
Olympic Games Venue Number of Events
Women Men
Athens 1896 Pananthenian Stadium 0 2
St. Louis 1904 Francis Field 0 2
Antwerp 1920 Stade Olympique, Beerschot 0 5
Paris 1924 Velodrome d'Hiver 0 5
Amsterdam 1928 Krachtsportgebouw, Olympia Sportpark 0 5
Los Angeles 1932 Olympic Auditorium, Olympic Park 0 5
Berlin 1936 Deutschlandhalle 0 5
London 1948 Empress Hall, Earls Court 0 6
Helsinki 1952 Messuhalli II 0 7
Melbourne 1956 Exhibition Building 0 7
Rome 1960 Palazetto dello Sport 0 7
Tokyo 1964 Shibuya Public Hall 0 7
Mexico City 1968 Insurgentes Theatre 0 7
Munich 1972 Messegelände 0 9
Montreal 1976 St. Michel Arena 0 9
Moscow 1980 Izmailovo Sports Palace 0 10
Los Angeles 1984 Albert Gersten Pavilion 0 10
Seoul 1988 Olympic Weightlifting Gymnasium 0 10
Barcelona 1992 Pavello L'Espanya Industrial 0 10
Atlanta 1996 Georgia World Congress Center 0 10
Sydney 2000 Sydney Convention Centre, Darling Harbour 7 8
Athens 2004 Nikaia Weightlifting Hall 7 8
Beijing 2008 Beijing University of Aeronautics Gymnasium 7 8
London 2012 ExCel 7 8
Rio 2016 Riocentro - Pavilion 2 7 8
Tokyo 2020 Tokyo International Forum 7 8
Paris 2024 Zenith Paris 7 8
Los Angeles 2028 Microsoft Theater 7 8
International Weightlifting Federation
The Olympic competitions in Weightlifting is organised by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) in cooperation with the host city of the specific games. Follow the link for more information about world championships, the international organisation, general history of Weightlifting etc.
These Weightlifting facts about Weightlifting in the olympics is based on the official olympic reports and the Olympian Database
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