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A review of “Lifting King Kong”: Korean weightlifting and cinematic glory

Lifting King Kong, 2009, dir. by Park Keon-Hong, starring Lee Beom-So, Jo An, Lee Yun-Hee, Jeon Bo-Mi, etc., 120 mins Has the moviegoing public been clamoring for a movie about Olympic weightlifting? I know I have, ever since I watched an … Continue reading

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Kashirina takes all the records; the banquet to end all festivities…

Aaawww, Mama, Can This Really Be the End? How can it be? How is it that another World Championships has come and gone, seemingly in the blink of an eye? Staying awake long enough for terminal psychosis to nearly set … Continue reading

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Rumblings in Almaty; the training hall…

The ravages of sleep deprivation, which have driven me to the very edges of sanity, call for only a short update at the moment. I fear if I go to long my normally brilliant intelligible mutterings will devolve into total gibberish, … Continue reading

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The fabulous Grand Ai Ser hotel; training and the venue…

Cripes! Day one of my Kazakh adventure was a blur, most of which I passed in a sort of fugue state. I attribute this to a number of factors: twenty four hours of travel, a twelve-hour time change, falling asleep to … Continue reading

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The Human Circus turns four!

Another year, another 5000 videos posted by Klokov. And another birthday! Yes, the Human Circus, née “The Mint 400” way back in 2010, has just turned a ripe four years old. I have no conception of what four-year-old children do, … Continue reading

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