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London Olympics: Weightlifting's agony and ecstasy, Lego-style

August 09, 2012|By Lisa Dillman

LONDON -- Only the Guardian can make the Olympic men's weightlifting event look more interesting -- Lego-style, brick by-brick -- than the actual competition itself. 

Welcome to the contest for the strongest man in the world.

As they say, slightly tongue in cheek ... "prepare to be amazed":

"This is the final weight division of what has been a riveting men's competition and like so many sports of these games, it has drawn a crowd mixed with aficionados and those who never in a million years would have thought they'd be sitting here, watching this.

"Such, I suppose, is the power of sport."

Such is the power of Legos.

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