Olympic Weightlifting: First you clean it, then you jerk it

Alex loves weightlifting and Katie is completely uninterested in sports. Will he manage to infect her with any of his enthusiasm? Hear about the drama, the poetry and the history of this niche sport.

It’s also probably the most corrupt sport in the world and is trying to go clean after decades dominated by a man who was almost cartoonishly evil.

But how can you not love a sport where the two lifts are called the snatch and the clean and jerk.

In the moment of meta Katie reveals a deep, shameful secret: She’s been keeping a gratitude journal… and it works!

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