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How to Improve Flexibility in Olympic Lifts

Olympic weight lifting consists of various lifts, such as the snatch and the clean and jerk. While some athletes use Olympic lifts...
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Olympic Torch Traditions of the Olympic Games

The ancient Greeks considered fire sacred, because they believed the Titan god Prometheus had stolen it from the gods to give to m...
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Official Specifications for Olympic Weightlifting Bar

One of the events at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, Olympic weightlifting now requires competitors to perform two lifts: ...
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Sports & Games in Ancient Greece

Competitive sports and games were a vital element in the many festivals that took place in ancient Greece. From the Olympic Games ...
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What Are the Dimensions of the Olympic Weight Plates?

Olympic weight plates are one of two types of weight plates. The other type is standard weights. Olympic weights are used in the s...
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Types of Jumping Olympics

Jumping is integral to many Summer Olympic sports. There are no Winter Olympic sporting events that require an athlete to jump sin...
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Facts on the Beijing Olympics

The 2008 Summer Olympics, hosted by the People’s Republic of China and held in the city of Beijing, was among the most memor...
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Cheers and Tears: Olympic Winter Games Week II

The first full week of the Olympic Winter Games brought participants the usual thrills of victory, agonies of defeat and joys of m...
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The 25 Best Summer Olympic Moments

What makes you watch the Olympic Games? For some, it’s the chance to watch gifted athletes perform in the sports they love. ...
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The 25 Best Moments of the Winter Games 2014

As the 2014 Winter Olympic Games drew to a close, there was no shortage of memorable moments to take away. Whether it was 18-year-...
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