Bad news for all Artem Ivanov fans. He is out.
Unfortunately, Artem Ivanov, the leader of the Ukrainian weightlifting team, will not participate in the Olympic Games due to a serious knee injury. via
This completely messes up my predictions. Well, way to go Ilya!
In other “News”:
There is a rumor floating around the internet that Khadzhimurat Akkaev is / was in hospital. But nothing concrete is known… So take it with a huge grain of salt.
Update: Koing, who is in a loader and has also access to the training halls, commented:
I saw Akkaev watching Lu Xioajun on Wednesday. Looked fine to me!
Thanks to Ian for keeping us up to date.