Weightlifting is a tough pursuit, and the strain is written all over the competitors' faces.
The superheavyweights never fail to excite in the Olympic weightlifting. Here's some of the competitors who'll be thrilling the crowds in London.
Phil Lutton The whistleblower who blew the lid on the Daniel Koum weightlifting scandal has been axed as Olympic coach less than a month out from the London Games.
Harry Gordon Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the father of the modern Olympic Games, probably wouldn't recognise his distant offspring today. If he did, it is uncertain that he would approve.
Phil Lutton Mike Keelan given a role with the men's team from the Pacific nation of Palau.
Battle of the slurs: cyclist Anna Meares brushes off 'broomstick' vs 'lipstick' jibe as female weightlifter hits back over 'bloke' dig
Georgina Robinson Elite sport can be a tough place for young women.
Worried you’ll miss something at the London Games but too busy to study the schedule?
Phil Lutton As body image becomes a talking point at the London Olympics, Team USA is celebrating an unlikely media darling in Holley Mangold, a strapping female weightlifter and former high school linebacker...
Steer clear of the ice creams and video games. Be civil to your rivals and keep Twitter use to a minimum, writes former Olympian Steve Redgrave in this guide for athletes.
Scott Spits A look at six of the most interesting and anticipated events on day one of competition at the 2012 London Olympics.
Chris Barrett Samantha Stosur will turn from Olympic athlete to spectator this week after being bundled out of both the singles and doubles draws on a forgettable first day for Australia's women at Wimbledon.
Scott Spits He must have been asked the same question eight times. Each time, however, the illuminating reply was delivered with a smile.
Fans' favourite Kim Un-Guk of North Korea set a world record in total by equalling another in the snatch as he won the men's -62kg Olympic weightlifting class in emphatic style here on Monday.
Chris Barrett Kazakhstan came to London wanting to be taken seriously. They probably knew they would not get through this Games without a mention of mankini, goat herding or any other reminders of Sacha Baron...
Peter Hanlon Peter Hanlon continues his comprehensive look at who to cheer each day of the Olympics.
Phil Lutton Damon Kelly isn't a big star at these Olympic Games. His likeness isn't draped from the top of one of the buildings around the Olympic Park, nor has his increasingly luxurious battle beard featured...
Richard Hinds There is still no appetite for jellied eel. I've walked past a 50-watt bulb without suffering sun stroke.
A British sports fan who had tickets for every day of the London Olympics died after collapsing at the velodrome at the Olympic Park, media reports say.
Phil Lutton As one Olympic champion brutally crumpled to the floor, another rose to iconic status in his home country during a dramatic final session of weightlifting at London's ExCel Centre.
Daniel Sankey Day 11 at the London Olympics is the day our golden girls, Sally Pearson and Anna Meares, take centre stage.