I thought I'd share the misery with you guys.
I just moved to a new uni, and I'm looking for a place to train. I'm at a fancy campus so there are a number of different facilities to choose from. I sent an e-mail to one of the sports staff asking which location had better free weights and where I could practice Olympic lifts. This is the reply I received (emphasis is mine):
You can use either the X Athletic Center or Y Gymnasium for your weight training, but there is no olympic lifting allowed at either location. Space is tight at both facilities too, since we are in the city and don't have a lot of room to expand.
I can't believe it, a 1st class university that doesn't allow Olympic lifting. I've been hunting online to find out where the football players train (for their sake, I hope they're allowed to do O lifts!), but I think they have their own private facility that's not open to the rest of the uni population.
This sucks bumper plates.