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World’s Wrestlers In Olympia To Save Sport

A decision by the International Olympic Committee “which is located in Switzerland and not Greece, home of the Olympics “to strike one of he most ancient and revered original sports “wrestling “from the games as of 2020 in favor of more modern events isn’t sitting well with practitioners and devotees who are going to the […]

Wrestling federation returns to roots

World amateur wrestling body FILA has brought its campaign to save the sport in the Olympics to its birthplace, Greece. FILA, with the help of the Greek wrestling federation, has organised a senior international tournament in Olympia this weekend to help publicise their fight to keep the sport in the Olympic Games in 2020. The […]

Olympics uncertainty galvanizes wrestling community at home, worldwide

From the very infancy of the ancient Olympic Games, as early as 708 B.C. on the plains of Olympia, wrestling was there. Described by the International Olympic Committee as being “highly valued as a form of military exercise without weapons,” matches ended only when one competitor admitted defeat. Multiple millennia later, that same committee looked at […]

Wrestling will return with more sports possible.

Wrestling will return, more sports possible, says IOC presidential hopeful Denis Oswald. Baseball/softball and squash are the other two shortlisted sports and the IOC will elect one winning sport at its session in Buenos Aires in September. International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidential hopeful Denis Oswald distanced himself from the body’s current leadership on Monday, saying […]

Wrestling and IOC Presidential Race Headline St. Petersburg Meetings

Call it the perfect storm of Olympic politics. With sports leaders gathering in St. Petersburg, Russia, this week for a global convention, three high-profile campaigns will be played out at the same time in an unusual confluence of issues that will set the tone for the future of the Olympic movement. The race for the […]

Plan Would Have Greco-Roman Wrestlers Shirtless In Olympics

The organizing body of wrestling is fighting to keep the sport in the Olympics and shirtless Greco-Roman wrestlers is one proposal to spice it up. Earlier this year, the International Olympic Committee stunned the sports world when it voted to drop wrestling from the Olympics starting in 2020. The wrestling community will get a chance […]

Wrestling Federation Plots Strategy

Wrestling’s governing body is preparing for what could be the match of its, life. It is holding a special meeting in Moscow to discuss changes to modernize the sport in hopes of staying in the, Olympics. The meeting Saturday comes four months after the, IOC, executive board recommended that wrestling be dropped from the 2020 Olympics. Wrestling has a […]

Save Olympic Wrestling Coalition Formed Among Nations

Growing group of international wrestling federations form a partnership for unified effort to show that wrestling belongs on Olympic program. The Save Olympic Wrestling Coalition has been formed by a number of international wrestling federations to show wrestling should remain on the Olympic program. This is a unique partnership that will send a powerful message […]

Kurt Angle laments fate of Olympic wrestling

In the summer of 1996, the eyes of the wrestling world weren’t transfixed on ratings or politics. They were locked onto 27-year-old American Kurt Angle, who was putting the finishing touches on one of the most decorated careers in the sport’s modern history with an Olympic gold medal victory in Atlanta. Now, the concern in […]

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