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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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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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