Weightlifting explained

Find out everything you need to know about weightlifting at London 2012 - from the rules of the sport, to the venue it will feature in, to the equipment required.

There are approximately 50 British Weightlifting accredited clubs in gyms, sport centres and universities throughout the United Kingdom. Clubs provide the best place for people of all ages and abilities to attend training sessions with a qualified coach who will help you lift weights safely and develop a programme to help you achieve your goals.

Visit the London 2012 schedule and results page on the BBC Sport website to find out details of when the Olympic weightlifting events are taking place, and where you can watch them.

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