International Wrestling

Raphael Martinetti resigns as FILA President

By Jason Bryant Editor, Amateur Wrestling News According to reports from international news sources and from information provided to Amateur Wrestling News, it’s been learned that FILA President Raphael Martinetti has resigned as the organization’s leader at a FILA meeting in Phuket, Thailand. Turkish news agencies were the first to break the story internationally. More information will be provided by ...

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Keep Wrestling in the Olympics website launched

By USA Wrestling A new website, Keep Wrestling In the Olympics (www.KeepWrestlingInTheOlympics.com) has been launched by USA Wrestling, providing another communications outlet to network the wrestling community online. The website will provide up-to-the-minute updates on the breaking news about the IOC Executive Board recommendation that wrestling be removed as a core sport for the 2020 Olympic Games. It also provides ...

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KOAA TV: Interview with Rich Bender

There is an action plan aimed at keeping wrestling on the Olympic stage. A vote by the International Olympic Committee recommends dropping wrestling for the 2020 games. A day after the decision leaders at USA Wrestling are moving quickly to change the minds of the IOC.

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Rich Bender: Wrestling is ready for this challenge

By Rich Bender USA Wrestling The Olympic Games provides wrestling with unique promotional opportunities and gives our sport relevance all over the globe. Our sport’s formal history dates back to the ancient Olympics in 708 B.C. and signs of our sport have been identified in cave drawings back to 3,000 B.C. Wrestling has been a part of each of the ...

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NFHS offers statement in support of Olympic Wrestling

By National Federation of State High School Associations “The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is extremely disappointed in the International Olympic Committee’s recommendation to drop the sport of wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games. Wrestling has been a core sport at the high school, college and Olympic levels for more than 100 years. More than 272,000 boys ...

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FUEL TV: Chael Sonnen blasts IOC, FILA

UFC Tonight analysts Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian lay down the verbal hammer on the Olympic Committee. Chael’s insider knowledge of the wrestling world paints a bleak picture for MMA’s closest Olympic cousin. [tubepress video=”6Teg5WDkCFw”]

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Riccio Productions: #SaveOlympicWrestling

The IOC is recommending that wrestling be dropped from the core sports in the 2020 Olympics. Wrestling is the most character building sport in the world. It’s done in over 200 countries, was in the original Olympics, and is the oldest non-running sport in the world. It has no size or gender restrictions, and is the national sport in several ...

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Oklahoma State: John Smith reacts to IOC recommendation

By Oklahoma State Sports Information Oklahoma State head wrestling coach John Smith comments on the International Olympic Committee’s recommendation to drop wrestling from competition at the 2020 Games. Coach Smith also comments on what can be done by fans, coaches and athletes worldwide to help reverse this decision and ensure that one of the world’s oldest and most diverse and ...

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Russian Federation speaks about IOC recommendation

Translated via Google Translate from Wrestrus.ru Link Today, February 12, the executive committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved 25 major sports, which will be proposed for inclusion in the program of the Olympic Games in 2020 at the 125th IOC Session, scheduled for September 7-10, in Buenos Aires (Argentina) . Among them was not originally Russian sports – ...

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