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'Pocket Hercules,' 3-time Olympic weightlifting champion, dies at 50

Naim Suleymanoglu, the Turkish weightlifter who won three Olympic gold medals and was known as "Pocket Hercules," died Saturday. He was 50.

Weightlifting: Suleymanoglu, the 'Pocket Hercules', dies at 50

(Reuters) - Former Olympic and world weightlifting champion Naim Suleymanoglu, one of the sport's most successful athletes, has died aged 50 in a hospital in Istanbul, officials said on Saturday.

Videos for Rio 2016 Olympics: Weightlifting

News video: An Olympic Champion Is Selling His Gold

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After 2017’s deadliest earthquake, Kianoush Rostami says, “My gold medal belongs to my people.”
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News video: Asian Games end on high note in Ashgabat

Asian Games end on high note in Ashgabat 04:00

For 10 days, the sporting flame lit up Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat. It became the first city in Central Asia to host the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, bringing together 6.000 athletes from..
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News video: Weightlifting Will Give India Olympic Medals In 2024 & 2028 -Karnam Malleswari

Weightlifting Will Give India Olympic Medals In 2024 & 2028 -Karnam Malleswari 01:18

2000 Sydney Olympic bronze medalist Karnam Malleswari, who became India’s first woman Olympic medalist is confident of weightlifting giving more medals to India in the coming times.
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Russian weightlifter Albegov suspended for suspected doping - IWF

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Olympic weightlifter Ruslan Albegov has been suspended for having potentially violated anti-doping rules, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on Monday.
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Russian weightlifing medallist from 2012 Olympics suspended in doping case

Russian weightlifter and Olympic medallist Ruslan Albegov has been suspended on suspicion of doping. Albegov is Russia's only remaining men's weightlifting medallist from the 2012 Olympics, as five of..

Breaking bodies and breaking sports – Russian Olympic silver medallist Dmitry Klokov on techniques and drug cheats

Beginners dive straight into weightlifting, and that is their downfall, says Dmitry Klokov, silver medallist for Russia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “The biggest mistake is that people start from..
S.China Morning Post

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