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Dear Bob

Do you feel Mallakhamb - Gymnastics form of exercise can be introduced in future Olympics games?

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Prashant

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All sports entering the Olympics must have a well organized international federation with national federations in 45 nations or more.  In addition they must have world championships that are drug tested with a long history of drug free participation.  Furthermore they should have categories for both men and women.  If Mallakhamb Gymnastics can meet these qualifications they can be considered for admission.  

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Bob Takano

Expertise

I can answer questions about training weightlifters for national and international competition.

Experience

I am a member of the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame. I coached Olympian Albert Hood to two American records in the '84 Games. I've coached 17 international teams for the United States. I managed the training hall at the '84 Games, and was the assistant announcer at the '96 Games. Member, Editorial Board of the NSCA Journal

Organizations
USA Weightlifting, National Strength and Conditioning Association

Publications
Strength and Power in Sport--published by the Sports Medicine Commission of the IOC

Education/Credentials
I have a B.A. in biology, a secondary teaching credential, and am certified as a strength and conditioning specialist with the NSCA. I am a Senior International Coach with US weightlifting.

Awards and Honors
Member, USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame.

Past/Present Clients
UCLA Extension

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