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Weightlifting in Great Britain became an organised sport from the 1850’s onwards, controlled by the Amateur Gymnastic Association, Amateur Athletic Association and the Wrestling Society. It was not until 1910 that the British Amateur Weight Lifters’ Association (BAWLA) was formed for the express purpose of bringing all amateur weightlifters into a united self governing body. Oddly for the first year of its organisation the Association was referred to as now (BWLA) the British Weight Lifters’ Association because at that time it included professional members.
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