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The history of weightlifting

1896
Weightlifting included in the first modern day Olympics

1904
Makes a return at the St Louis Olympics

1920
Becomes a regular Olympic event at the Antwerp Olympics

1920
International Weightlifting Federation formed

1932
Five weight classes in weightlifting established

1948
Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation formed

1950
Weightlifting introduced at the Auckland Commonwealth Games

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