Did Ivan Abadjiev’s Bulgarian Weightlifting Team Really Beat The Soviets?

The Bulgarian Weightlifting team’s success began with the hiring of Ivan Abadjiev as head coach of the National team. Abadjiev had been an assistant coach for many years but, in 1959, he got into trouble with government authorities by organizing a National Teenage Weightlifting Championship. The thinking at that time was that those under the … Read more

The Story of Olympic Silver Medal Winner – Lee James

Today we’re going to discuss the career of weightlifter Lee James.  If you’re not a fan of Olympic Weightlifting, or a lifter yourself, you’re probably asking who Lee James is? It’s not surprising that one would ask that question because Olympic weightlifting has never been a popular sport in America. Most USA lifters get very … Read more