POSTED: August 30th 2013

FILA announces team for final presentation at 125th IOC Session

FILA President Nenad Lalovic and the other four members of the FILA team will present to the IOC for a final vote in Buenos Aires / FILA
FILA President Nenad Lalovic and the other four members of the FILA team will present to the IOC for a final vote in Buenos Aires / FILA

CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Style’s delegation to present at the 125th International Olympic Committee Session has been announced and will include President Nenad Lalovic.

Canadian wrestler Carol Huynh, French Wrestling Federation Vice President Lise Legrand, Nigerian-Canadian wrestler Daniel Igali and American wrestler Jim Scherr will join Lalovic in Buenos Aires next week as Wrestling seeks to make the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Programmes. The International Olympic Committee, after hearing presentations from Wrestling, Baseball/Softball, and Squash, will vote 8 September.

The same team which made up FILA’s successful presentation to the International Olympic Committee Executive Board earlier this year will highlight some of the changes made by FILA since the sport was recommended for removal from the Olympic Programme, including new rules to the different wrestling styles and the formation of an athletes’ commission.

“I am pleased to announce our team for the final presentation today and I am especially grateful that this team, that has already represented the sport of wrestling so well, will be able to make the trip to Buenos Aires for this historic moment,” Lalovic said. “Our final presentation will highlight all of the great work the FILA Bureau and Olympic wrestling fans and supporters have done over the last seven months, as well as explain to the IOC why the version of wrestling they will witness in 2020 is new, exciting and modern.”

“The progress FILA has made over the last few months is truly inspiring,” Huynh said. “I am very proud to be a wrestler under the FILA banner and I am especially proud that this federation had the courage to redistribute weight classes between men and women, so that women now have additional opportunities to participate in the Olympic Movement.”

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