International Wrestling

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 – ...

Read More »

What does wrestling mean to you? Tell your story with a video

By Jason Bryant Editor, Amateur Wrestling News Sometimes, it just doesn’t matter who or where you get your wrestling fix. The important thing is simply the fact you get it. Right now, we’re trying to initiate a viral video campaign aimed at putting you front and center of the USOC, USA Wrestling, the IOC, FILA — anyone and everyone to ...

Read More »

Statements issued from USA Wrestling, USOC, FILA regarding IOC recommendation to cut wrestling from 2020 Olympics

Statement from USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender USA Wrestling is surprised and disappointed about today’s announcement concerning the International Olympic Committee Executive Board recommendation that wrestling not be a core sport included in the 2020 Olympic Games. Wrestling is one of the sports of the original Greek Olympic Games and in the first modern Olympic Games. It is one ...

Read More »

Gable: “I’m going to fight”

By Bryce Miller Des Moines Register Memo to the International Olympic Committee on the heels of a preliminary vote to drop wrestling at the 2020 Olympics: You’ve got a fight on your hands. Dan Gable, arguably the most iconic American name in the sport, vowed to work at changing the decision before a final vote in September. “The thing is, ...

Read More »

IOC recommends wrestling’s removal from 2020 Olympic Games

By Stephen Wilson Associated Press LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC leaders dropped wrestling from the Olympic program on Tuesday, a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports from the 2020 Games. The IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon — the event considered most at risk — and remove wrestling instead from its list of 25 ...

Read More »