Naim Süleymanoğlu and the Importance of Public Histories As part of my writing with Barbend I'm currently in the middle of an article on Naim Süleymanoğlu, the great Turkish weightlifter from the 1990s. Naim's story is one of Cold War politics, individual athleticism and raw feats of strength. The above video, found on the Olympics' own Youtube channel is such a wonderful... Continue Reading →

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