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Weightlifting at the 2004 Summer Olympics

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, fifteen events in weightlifting were contested, in eight classes for men and seven for women. Competition was held in the Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall.

at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
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VenueNikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall
Dates14–25 August 2004
Competitors249 from 79 nations
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Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

1  China (CHN)5308
2  Turkey (TUR)3025
3  Thailand (THA)2024
4  Russia (RUS)1247
5  Ukraine (UKR)1102
6  Bulgaria (BUL)1012
7  Georgia (GEO)1001
  Iran (IRI)1001
9  Belarus (BLR)0213
10  South Korea (KOR)0202
11  Hungary (HUN)0101
  Indonesia (INA)0101
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0101
  Latvia (LAT)0101
  North Korea (PRK)0101
16  Colombia (COL)0011
  Croatia (CRO)0011
  Greece (GRE)0011
  Poland (POL)0011
  Venezuela (VEN)0011
Totals (20 nations)15151545

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 249 weightlifters from 79 nations competed at the Athens Games:


A total of twelve weightlifters were disqualified for doping, amongst them Greek star Leonidas Sabanis, who had won two silver medals in previous Olympics and who had originally been awarded the bronze medal in the Men's 62 kg division.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Report: Greece's Sampanis Tests Positive for Drugs". The Washington Post. 21 August 2004. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Greek weightlifter stripped of bronze". The Guardian. 22 August 2004. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Greek despair at failed drugs test". 20 August 2004. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Sampanis stripped of bronze". BBC Sport. 22 August 2004. Retrieved 23 April 2018.

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