Post Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:56 am

More Weightlifting Changes Speculated for 2020 Olympics

News continues to drop about what to expect for weightlifting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Back in June, it was first reported that there would be significant changes to the weightlifting program at the 2020 Olympics. To start, total athlete participation will be reduced from 260 to 196 athletes, and there will be seven weight classes for each gender, as opposed to eight.

Today, Inside the Games reported on the latest meeting from the Sport Programme Commission (SPC), which also includes two independent advisers. This group is set to meet with the IWF Executive Board at the end of November with final changes. From this last meeting, there’s been more speculation as to how weightlifting at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be radically different from Rio 2016.