POSTED: Thursday August 15th 2013


Corsier-Sur-Vevey, Switzerland (15 August, 2013) The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) issued a special edition brochure today that summarized its case for remaining on the Olympic Program. This brochure was mailed to every member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as well as made available online on FILA’s website through the link

Building on the momentum of the history-making wrestling match in Ancient Olympia, Greece, and the progressive #TakeAStance social media campaign, this brochure supports FILA’s continuing efforts to Save Olympic Wrestling.

The brochure, which includes high quality imagery of the sport, offers these points, as well as others, for consideration:

Wrestling was an original Olympic sport - The history of wrestling is the history of all of us.

Wrestling is a pure sport - Wrestlers are among the world’s most dedicated ama­teur athletes, driven by passion for a sport that involves only their hands, heart and minds.

Wrestling is a global sport with over 177 national federations on six continents - Many cultures claim credit to the sport’s birth—a sport that crosses borders and is prac­ticed and loved by nearly every culture in the world.

Wrestling is for everyone - Children and adults, men and women, boys and girls—at all levels of skill—participate, using the same, simple, cir­cular field-of-play.

Wrestling is evolving - FILA is actively making changes to make the sport more popular for ath­letes, spectators, sponsors, and the media while attracting and en­ergized a new generation of fans.

Wrestling’s future on the Olympic Program will be decided in a vote by the members of the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 8 September.  Fans can follow FILA on Twitter @FILA_Official or on Facebook at

About FILA

FILA, the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles, is the global governing body of the sport of wrestling. It works to promote the sport and facilitate the activities of its 177 national federations from around the world. It is based in Corsier-Sur-Vevey, Switzerland.

For additional details or for questions about the Save Olympic Wrestling campaign and FILA, please contact FILA at 41.21 312 84 26 or Bob Condron, Press Officer,

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Name: Bob Condron
Organization: International Federation of Wrestling Styles FILA

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