FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Frederick lost out to Shreveport, La., to be the home of an Olympic weightlifting training center.
The USA Weightlifting Federation, the national governing body for U.S. Olympic weightlifting, voted Saturday to locate the center in Shreveport, Anthony Bartkowski, a spokesman at the federation's headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., said Monday.
The center would be the first of several regional development centers dedicated to attracting and training young athletes for international competition, Bartkowski said.
The federation hopes athletes could start training at the center this summer, he said.
The United States dominated the sport in the 1950s and 1960s, but hasn't won an Olympic medal since 1984 when the U.S. team won two.