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London Olympics: WeightliftingPure strength is the order of the day as the London 2012 Olympic Weightlifting competition comes to the ExCeL Centre in the River Zone from Saturday 28 July until Tuesday 7 August. The rules for this one are quite simple: the athlete who can lift more weight than anyone else in his weight division wins the gold medal. There are 15 different weight categories - eight for men, seven for women - and each event features two types of lift: the "snatch", which is completed in one movement, and the "clean and jerk", a two-stage action that sees the bar lifted up to the shoulders (sometimes resting precariously on the collarbone) before being jerked over the head. The lifters are allowed three attempts at each type of life, and their best effort in each discipline is counted towards their total. In the event of a tie, the athlete with the lower body weight is declared the winner - which is interesting when you consider that some of the strongest competitors may lift more than three times their bodyweight.

 

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Events: Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Boccia, Paralympic Table Tennis, Paralympic Judo, Paralympic Powerlifting, Volleyball (sitting), Wheelchair FencingNorth of the Thames beside the Royal Victoria Dock, the ExCel London Exhibition Centre will host a total of 143 sessions across a wide range of 13 Olympic and Paralympic sports during the London 2012 Games, making it the most used venue outside the Olympic Park. More about London Olympics: ExCeL Centre

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Olympics Weightlifting timetable

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28th Jul  15:00 - 17:00 Women's 48kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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29th Jul  10:00 - 14:00 Men's 56kg: group B London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
29th Jul  10:00 - 14:00 Women's 53kg: group B London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
29th Jul  15:00 - 17:00 Women's 53kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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29th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 56kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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30th Jul  10:00 - 14:00 Men's 62kg: group B London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
30th Jul  10:00 - 14:00 Women's 58kg: group B London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
30th Jul  15:00 - 17:00 Women's 58kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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30th Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 62kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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31st Jul  10:00 - 14:00 Men's 69kg: group B London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
31st Jul  10:00 - 14:00 Women's 63kg: group B London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
31st Jul  15:00 - 17:00 Women's 63kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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31st Jul  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 69kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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1st Aug  10:00 - 14:00 Women's 69kg: group B London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
1st Aug  10:00 - 14:00 Men's 77kg: group B London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
1st Aug  15:00 - 17:00 Women's 69kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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1st Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 77kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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3rd Aug  10:00 - 14:00 Men's 85kg: group B London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
3rd Aug  10:00 - 14:00 Women's 75kg: group B London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
3rd Aug  15:00 - 17:00 Women's 75kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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3rd Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 85kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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4th Aug  15:00 - 17:00 Men's 94kg: group B London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
4th Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 94kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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5th Aug  15:00 - 17:00 Women's +75kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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6th Aug  15:00 - 17:00 Men's 105kg: group B London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
6th Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's 105kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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7th Aug  15:00 - 17:00 Men's +105kg: group B London Olympics: ExCeL Centre
7th Aug  19:00 - 21:00 Men's +105kg: group A, victory ceremony
This is a medal event.
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