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The Weightlifting competition venue will be located in ExCeL which is the Games’ largest competition venue. It has 60,000 square metres of exhibition space and will be divided into five arenas. The enormous amount of space available allows the flexibility to create a bespoke arena for Weightlifting and provides all the necessary back of house space to service the event. Overlay plans are in the process of being worked up and LOCOG will look to engage with IWF to take them through the plans over the coming months.

Training venue

Training will be provided at a single venue capable of hosting up to 50 platforms. Preferred and reserve sites have been identified and LOCOG will look to engage with the IWF on training at the earliest opportunity. The location of the training complex is currently discussed.


The Handball Arena will be built to ensure flexibility in legacy mode for a range of sports including Weightlifting, allowing both training and competition to take place there.

Competition Manager

Australian, Matthew Curtain has been appointed as Weightlifting Manager.



Seating capacity:


Distance from Olympic Village:

10km, 12 minutes