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US, Iran To Face Off In Wrestling Exhibition

By Jim McCoy Fri 26th April Sportswrestling
The United States will face Iran in a wrestling exhibition in Los Angeles next month. USA Wrestling announced Thursday that the Americans will face Iran at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on May 19, four days after the two nations and Russia compete in New York City. The exhibitions are part of the sport's efforts to get back onto the Olympic program.Read More »

The Rock Is Ready To Roll As Wrestlemania Draws Near

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th April SportsDwayneWrestlemaniawrestling
The Rock is ready to roll into WrestleMania as a dual champion. He's the reigning king of the box office after "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" stormed to $40.5 million over the weekend to become the No. 1 movie. And in the ring, he's walking tall as WWE champ.Read More »

Wrestling Will Be Part of European Games

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th March SportsEuropean gamesOlympicswrestling
Wrestling will be included in the inaugural European Games as it seeks to restore its place in the Olympics. Nenad Lalovic, acting president of governing body FILA, signed a "letter of understanding" Tuesday with organizers of the 2015 Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. The competition will include men's and women's freestyle and Greco-Roman events and serve as a qualifying event for thRead More »

USA Wrestling To Fight To Save Sport in Olympics

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th February SportsOlympicswrestling
USA Wrestling has formed a group led by former world champion Bill Scherr to fight the IOC's decision to eliminate wrestling from the 2020 Olympics. USA Wrestling executive director Rich Bender tells The Associated Press on Thursday that the group's aim will be to lead efforts to restore wrestling to the Olympic program.Read More »

Olympic President To Meet With Wrestling Governing Body Leader

By Jim McCoy Wed 13th February SportsOlympicswrestling
IOC President Jacques Rogge says he will meet with the head of wrestling's governing body to discuss ways the sport can fight to save its place in the 2020 Olympics. The IOC executive board dropped wrestling from the program of the 2020 Games on Tuesday, removing it from the list of 26 sports at last year's London Olympics. The decision, which still must be ratified by the full IRead More »

Wrestling's Governing Body Reacts To Sport Being Dropped From 2020

By Jim McCoy Tue 12th February SportsOlympicswrestling
Wrestling officials called Tuesday's decision to drop the sport from the Olympic program an "aberration" against a founding event. Known by its French initials FILA, the sport's governing body said it was "greatly astonished" by the IOC executive board decision. Past and present Olympic champions in Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling called the rejection "mind-boggling" and a "tRead More »

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