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Changes made by Wrestling in response to IOC Executive Board's February 2013 recommendation

Wrestling's case is built on the significant and lasting changes that it has introduced since the recommendation on 12th February 2103 by the IOC Executive Board that Wrestling should not be one of the Olympic core sports after 2016. Since February, Wrestling significantly improved on the three...

FILA President on Why Olympic Day matters even more than ever this year to wrestling

People across the globe have got active to mark the 65th Olympic Day on 23 June 2013. Nenad Lalovic, FILA President, briefed "insidegthegames" on why this year's Olympic Day holds special meaning for him. "I am one of millions of people that are fighting to Save Olympic...

US, Canada and Ukraine to stage "The Battle at The Falls."

Female wrestlers from the United States, Canada and the Ukraine will meet at Niagara Falls for an exhibition meet later this month.     Wrestling Canada announced Friday that the three countries will face off May 31 in what's been dubbed "The Battle At The Falls." The meet will...

CPOW CHAIR BILL SCHERR: A shout out to UFC

As wrestling fights for its life to stay in the Olympic program, it is important to celebrate and understand the Ultimate Fighting Championships. It has become a tremendous source of pride and entertainment for the wrestling community and offers much that wrestling can learn from and emulate. They...

US-Russia-Iran Compete on May 15 at New York's Grand Central Station

U.S. wrestling officials said the Iranian national team will compete in May on American soil for the first time in a decade as part of an effort to impact upcoming votes on the sport's Olympic future. Rich Bender, executive director of USA Wrestling, confirmed Tuesday teams from Iran and Russia...

John Irving

IN A.D. 393, the ancient Olympic Games were abolished — they had become too corrupt. Wrestling was among the first sports in those ancient Games; wrestling was also included at the start of the modern Olympics, in 1896. Yet on Tuesday in Lausanne, Switzerland, the executive board of the...

British Olympic Association

Statement following the 26th February 2013 BOA Management Team Meeting:-         Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding the decision by the International Olympic Committee Executive Board to recommend that wrestling not be included among the ‘core sports’...

Open Letter from Outgoing President Martinetti sent to all FILA Associations

From: Raphaël Martinetti <martinetti@fila-wrestling.com> Date: 25 February 2013 20:10:26 WET To: world@fila-wrestling.com Subject: Lettre ouverte Raphaël Martinetti / Open letter Raphaël Martinetti Chers Amis et Chères Amies de la Lutte, Veuillez trouver ci-joint une...

Acting FILA President Mr. Nenad Lalovic (Serbia)

18 February 2013 FILA takes its responsibly very seriously on behalf of all the 180 affiliated National Federations and all the wrestlers in the world. We understand the IOC recommendation and respect the process. As a sport, we are willing to undertake all the necessary steps for our sport to...

Donald Rumsfeld

13 February 2013 Open Letter to IOC   15 February 2013 Washington Post Article           Washington Post Article Enough with the Kumbaya Olympics. Let’s keep wrestling. Donald Rumsfeld served as secretary of defense under Presidents Gerald Ford and George W....

Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW) formed to retain wrestling in the Olympics

18Feb2013 By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling A committee of highly-respected leaders within the American wrestling community has been formed, whose mission is to insure that wrestling remains as a core sport of the Olympic Games. The group is called the Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling...

Stand-Out Events

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USA Wrestling Executive Director - Rich Bender

Quote from USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender “This decision provides international wrestling with an opportunity to change and improve. The sport will now be able to create a fresh new relationship with the International Olympic Committee and address some of the pressing challenges...

USA Olympic Committe CEO

12 Feb 2013 The following statement is attributable to USOC CEO Scott Blackmun in reaction to the IOC Executive Board decision regarding the 2020 Olympic program: "We knew that today would be a tough day for American athletes competing in whatever sport was identified by the IOC Executive...

Statements

  Statement below from Malcolm Morley, Chairman of British Wrestling Association         12 Feb 2013  Chair of the British Wrestling Association British Wrestling was surprised and very disappointed by today’s recommendation of the International Olympic Committee...

The decision facing the IOC in May/September 2013

8th September 2013: The sport of Wrestling was elected by the IOC as an additional sport for the Summer Olympic Games of 2020 and 2024.  The decision was made at the 125th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Voting was:- Wrestling: 49 Baseball/...

Campaigning

Campaign Link Ask your question of the IOC Link Petition the President of the United States Link Support Wrestling poll on EPSN website Link   With thanks to insidethegames.biz Which sport do you think the IOC should vote to include on the Olympic programme for 2020? Closed on Monday, 27 May...

News and Comment

        17Apr13 DesMoines Register.com Dan Gable gives views on rule changes.  US Rule Change Committee views explained Link 11Apr13  ESPN Wrestling has lots to learn from MMA says Bill Scherr, the chairman of the U.S. based Committee to Preserve Olympic Wrestling Link...

Was Abraham Lincoln a wrestler?

There is much discussion about whether Abraham Lincoln was really a Wrestler in his youth?  Is there any truth to such tales? Answer answer is a clear "Yes!" Lincoln was known for being a very good wrestler in his youth, and that was mentioned by political supporters as well as...

Timeline

            07 Sep 2013 125th IOC Session, Buenos Aires, Argentina 31 May 2013 US, Canada and Ukraine women compete in "The Battle at the Falls. 29 May 2013 IOC Executive Board meets in St Petersburg, Russia, to identify three sports to recommend to September...

Save Olympic Wrestling

British Wrestling was shocked and disappointed that at its meeting on 12th February 2013, the International Olympic Association Executive Board chose to recommend removal of Wrestling from the 25 core summer Olympic sports. British Wrestling committed to working to ensure that Wrestling should be...

The video that helped return Wrestling to the Olympics...

"All Nations, All People, For All Time" This video helped get the sport of Wrestling back in the Olympics and was recently honoured as a winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards on 10th April 2014. [See FILA News article] The video shown to the International Olympic Committee before the...

FILA President's briefing at Europeans

More changes to come.  FILA President Lalovic remains focused on improvement of Wrestling...

Sochi Winter Olympics boost to Summer Wrestling...

President Vladimir Putin gives his support to Wrestling in the Olympics...

2013 Momentous year for Wrestling!

A walk through the momentous Olympic milestones of 2013...

5p.m. See you at Tokyo 2020

Wrestling on Oympic programme for 2020 and 2024...

8a.m. Olympic Sport Decision Day

Today - 4:45p.m. UK time - 125th IOC Session takes historic vote...

Six days to go...

Historic IOC Session vote on which sport for 2020/2024 scheduled for 5p.m. Sunday 8th Sept...

Wrestling returns to its Birthplace

Wrestlers from around the world gather in ancient Olympia to save Olympic Wrestling...

FILA Ad Campaign

Next Ad released in "Keep Wrestling in the Olympics campaign."  Also progress with innovative televising of the sport...

New Wrestling Rules

New wrestling rules published by FILA and implemented at 2013 British Senior Championships...

Month of Olympic Wrestling - May

World Wrestling Month completed at Niagra Falls - via Littlehampton & Rustington, New York, Bolton and Los Angeles...

Another Great Day for Wrestling

Yana Rattigan wins Gold for GBR whilst Wrestling tops Local Radio Olympic poll...

IOC Executive Board Decision

Executive Board Decides - Wrestling through to the next and final stage...

Decision Day at the IOC Executive Board

Wrestling gets programme time on Radio 5 live to make the case...

US-Russia-Iran Compete

US-Russia-Iran Compete at Grand Central Station New York...

Action across the Wrestling Nations

FILA's May Month of Wrestling takes hold...

New international news resources

More international news sources to cover Wrestling...

FILA launch international advertising campaign

FILA launches international advertising campaign on 30th April...

Billy Baldwin fights to save Olympic wrestling

Hollywood Star Billy Baldwin joins USA Wrestling's Committee to Preserve Olympic Wrestling...  

Save Olympic Wrestling Coalition

Save Olympic Wrestling Coalition growing...

A beer a month!

Beers named after traditional wrestling moves to be released each month this year...

Committee to Preserve Olympic Wrestling & USA Wrestling launch campaigns

2020 Vision campaign focused on keeping the Wrestling dream alive at the Olympic Games

FILA to hold Election Congress

There will be an Extraordinary Congress May 18 in Moscow to elect a new president and discuss a variety of issues concerning keeping the sport in the Olympic Games...

Acting FILA President meets IOC President

Acting FILA President Nenad Lalovic Meets with IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge

FILA & IOC Presidents to meet next week

IOC President and acting FILA President to meet on March 7th...  

New era beckons to Wrestling

Announcement that FILA President resigns...

IOC decision on Wrestling

Statement by British Wrestling Chair Malcolm Morley on the IOC Executive Committee announcement on wrestling...