Weightlifting news and views

Essays about various topics in weightlifting such as doping controls; political/social issues in the sport.

About Stones and Glass Houses

About Stones and Glass Houses Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com Several articles have appeared recently on the “Inside the Games” site reporting on charges made in a German (ARD) Tv documentary: https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1088840/calls-for-iwf-inquiry-from-us-and-russia https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1088840/calls-for-iwf-inquiry-from-us-and-russia Apparently an essay from www.sportivnypress.com: “Russian Training Part III” {https://www.sportivnypress.com/2016/russian-training-part-iii/} was used by both ARD and “Inside the Games” as source material for false …

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Response to Olympic Weightlifting by Will Cockrell: The Red Bulletin:July/August 2018: 42-50

Response to Olympic Weightlifting by Will Cockrell: The Red Bulletin:July/August 2018: 42-50 The referenced article for which I was interviewed features considerable mis-infomation ranging from misrepresentation to plain false hoods. Had I had any clue this is what the author had in mind to write about I would not have let him waste my time. …

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Russian Training: Part III

Russian Training: Part III Andrew “Bud” Charniga Sportivny Press Since science doesn’t stand still, recent events dictate a follow up to Russian Training parts one and two. New tactics such as retroactive testing, more sophisticated procedures, software and the like are the latest deterrents to combat doping in sport.      Recently the International Olympic Committee …

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Russian Training Part 2.

News and Views of Weightlifting: Russian Training: Part 2 Andrew ‘Bud’ Charniga A previous article dealt with some obvious, but often not acknowledged problems connected with a myth of superiority of Russian training. Some facts concerning their checkered past participating in the Olympic Games were revealed. Objective assessment needs more information than just a survey …

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Russian Training: Part 1

News and Views of Weightlifting: Russian Training: Part 1 Andrew ‘Bud’ Charniga The recent popularity of fitness clubs which include Olympic lifting as part of their core exercise routine has created and explosion of interest in training methodology, technique and so forth. Seminars abound at these facilities in the USA. That is the good news. …

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