Interim FILA President Mr. Nenad Lalovic (Serbia) is to meet with International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge to discuss Wrestling’s controversial omission from the list of 25 core Olympic sports after Rio 2016.
The two will meet in Lausanne on 7th March.
This will be a good opportunity for Wrestling to find out what changes are thought necessary to give the best chance of being voted back in as an Olympic Sport post-2016 at the next IOC Executive Board on 29 May 2013.
Lalovic has moved his office from Belgrade to FILA Headquarters at Corsier-sur-Vevey, near the IOC and gave an interview with ‘insidethegames.’
Amongst items discussed were:
Wrestling would also like to promote several successful elements of the sport
Another recent development was a 24 February 2013 open letter to all National Federations and FILA Bureau members sent by outgoing President Martinetti (link). Martinetti notes that the “IOC will expect positive changes in FILA’s internal policy” and lists some of the improvements implemented during his tenure: –