POSTED: February 12th 2013

FILA statement following the Recommendation of IOC Executive Board

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February 12 - Right after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board voted to recommend the elimination of the sprot of wrestling from the program of the 2020 Games the official organization reacted with a statement:

FILA was greatly astonished by today\'s recommendation of the IOC Executive Board not to maintain wrestling among the 25 core sports for the 2020 Olympic Games. FILA will take all necessary measures to convince the IOC Executive Board and IOC members of the aberration of such decision against one of the founding sports of the ancient and modern Olympic Games. FILA has always complied with the IOC regulations and is reprensented in 180 countries, with wrestling being the national sport in a fair amount of them and the only possibility for athletes to represent their country at the Olympic Games, thus contributing to their universality.

The FILA Bureau will meet in Phuket (THA) on 16-17 February and will address this issue in view of the presentation of wrestling in front of the IOC Executive Board in St-Petersburg next May.

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