VIDEO TECHNOLOGY TO BE INTRODUCED
By Australian Weightlifting Federation
The website Insidethegames.biz is reporting that new technology is about to be embraced by our sport.
Weightlifting is to introduce video technology after a series of controversial results in recent international competitions.
This comes after potential winners at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow were denied gold medals by judging errors, while disputes have also occurred at the recent Asian Games in Incheon and other major events.
Three cameras will be used, positioned to give views from the judges' line of sight, and when video evidence is needed, it will be used quickly.
The cameras will be used from next year, when the first international competition is the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships in Lima, Peru, in April.