Expanding the concept of live television coverage of strongman, the Strongman Champions League has just announced that it will be holding the 2008 Log Lift World Championships on October 18, with live TV.
If you can merely do 170 kg on the log lift, keep training and don't expect to be invited to the 2008 Strongman Champions League Log Lift World Championships, because 175 kg could well be the starting weight, and Zydrunas Savickas's 210-kg world record is not expected to survive the contest. IronMind® | Logo courtesy of Strongman Champions League.
The 2008 Strongman Champions League Log Lift World Championships will be broadcast live on Eurosport, IronMind® was told today, as well as on "a few other national channels in Europe." Featuring "12 - 14 of the best log lifters from all over the world, whatever organization they're working with," this contest will be held in Lithuania, the homeland of the current log lift world record-holder, Zydrunas Savickas. The starting weight is expected to be about 175 kg, and it doesn't seem likely that the 210-kg world record will survive what is expected to be a major assault.
In addition to the contest itself, this event might mark a turning point in the organization and presentation of strongman because the Strongman Champions League has told IronMind® that they have more live strongman events planned for 2009.