The Olympics…Let the games begin!

Ok, with the pinnacle event for weightlifting finally here why waste time on anything else? The Olympics are finally upon us so let the games begin!

I figured it best to sit back and enjoy the next few weeks so I’ll resume my regular banter once the Olympics are over.

If you have time before lifting begins and need a little lead in, here is my Olympics preview episode with OLIFT and a great episode from my good friends The Two Doctors.

Both podcasts offer overviews of what’s to come and although we have some differing predictions we’re equally excited for the Olympics to start. In both cases we recorded before knowing Meng Suping (+75kg) would be substituted onto the women’s team for China.

 

Link to the episode from the Two Doctors’ episode is below.

Episode 17 – Rio 2016 preview with guests David Tao and Mike Graber of Barbend.com

NBC will live stream all Weightlifting sessions so this will be the most the most important website on the internet for the next few weeks…. http://www.nbcolympics.com/live-stream-schedule/weightlifting

Here are the scheduled lifting times for Team USA Weightlifters.

Date Athlete Class Rio Time Mountain Eastern
Sat.
8/6
Morghan King 48kg 7:00pm 4:00pm 6:00pm
Fri.
8/12
Jenny Arthur 75kg 3:30pm 12:30pm 2:30pm
Sat.
8/13
Kendrick Farris 94kg 7:00pm 4:00pm 6:00pm
Sun.
8/14
Sarah Robles +75kg 7:00pm 4:00pm 6:00pm

Enjoy watching the games. Let’s see what drama, lessons, and stories emerge from the world’s greatest stage.

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