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Olympics Rio 2016

                      To view the wrestling: All of the wrestling will be available via the Rio 2016 official website and the BBC Sport app. The BBC will choose some sessions to feature on their Red Button streams, and key matches (e.g. the...

Olympic Games FAQs

See also, links to: Olympic History Olympic Prospects

Olympics and London 2012

In the London 2012 Olympics, British Wrestling fielded its first athlete in since the 2004 Olympics, and the first ever Team GB female wrestler since the introduction of female wrestling to the Olympics, also in 2004. Wrestlers who sought a Team GB place for London 2012 outside of the International...

Olympics History

Track and field athletics aside, wrestling is the longest most continuously played sport in history!  It even pre-dates the ancient Olympics, with records kept from 776BC onwards. Wrestling has been a part of the modern Olympic Games since it launched in Athens in 1896.  Only once, in...

History of Wrestling

              Introduction Mention wrestling in the UK and, to many, it conjures up visions of what used to appear on our television screens called ‘Professional Wrestling, WWE or ITV World of Sport.’ There is no parallel whatsoever to be drawn between...

Ticketing briefing for London 2012

Wrestling at the London 2012 Olympics will begin on Sunday, August 5, and run for eight days...

Team GB and British Wrestling CE visit Olympic Village

CE Colin Nicholson viewed the significant progress of the stadium...

Golden Grand Prix Final

Competition Announcement The following members of the GBR Team have qualified to participate in the above Grand Prix Final taking place next weekend (17-19 July). Good Luck to: Oleksandr Madyarchyk Myroslav Dykun Leon Rattigan Yana Rattigan They will be accompanied by Nikolai Kornieiev, National...

Why does British Wrestling have foreign wrestlers in its World Class Programme?

International standards of wrestling are very high.  It is necessary to have foreign wrestlers as part of the British Wrestling World Class programme to improve the standard of wrestling in this country by giving home wrestlers the chance to train everyday with more experienced and...

Medals at Spanish Grand Prix

GBR wrestlers claim four medals at Gran Premio de Espana - Madrid...