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The sport of Olympic weightlifting might be getting more popular, but the money isn’t finding its way to athletes’ pockets. This hasn’t stopped Britain’s best lifters chasing their dreams. When we look at the big winners from the surge in popularity, it’s clear that big equipment companies like Rogue and CrossFit are winning, while BWL and our athletes aren’t. There are a lot of reasons for this – among them, the fact that these organisations simply weren’t built to capitalise on this unexpected popularity. However, when UK sport cut all athletes' funding following the Rio 2016 Olympic games (4 years...

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