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/ / Aug 20, 2016

Lalovic praises 'legend' Icho

Nenad Lalovic, the president of United World Wrestling, on Friday paid glowing tribute to Japan's Kaori Icho after she scored her fourth straight Olympic gold medal in women's freestyle wrestling at the Rio Games. The 32-year-old Icho defeated Russia's Valeriia Koblova Zholobova in the 58-kg ...

Ota captures silver in 59-kg Greco-Roman

/ / Aug 16, 2016

Ota captures silver in 59-kg Greco-Roman

Shinobu Ota managed a silver medal but was no match against reigning world champion Ismael Borrero Molina of Cuba in the men's Greco-Roman 59-kg final at the Rio Olympics on Sunday. The 22-year-old Ota, who finished second at the 2014 Asian Championships in Astana and ...

/ Sep 9, 2013

Wrestling voted back in for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Wrestling, which was dropped from the Olympics list of core sports in February, regained its spot Sunday, beating out a combined baseball-softball bid and squash for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the newly elected host city. Wrestling was the last to make a final ...

/ Sep 8, 2013

Wrestling poised for return at 2020 Games: sources

Wrestling, which was dropped from the Olympics list of core sports in February, is all but guaranteed to regain its spot in the 2020 Summer Games, IOC sources said Saturday. Wrestling is competing against a combined baseball-softball bid and squash but is certain to win ...

Feb 26, 2013

Japan launches petition to save Olympic wrestling

The Japan Wrestling Federation launched an online petition site to keep wrestling in the Olympics on Monday with the aim of submitting 100,000 signatures to the International Olympic Committee. The website, titled "Save Olympic Wrestling," can be accessed in several languages. The federation plans to ...

Japan wrestling head not ready to give up fight

Feb 14, 2013

Japan wrestling head not ready to give up fight

Japan Wrestling Federation President Tomiaki Fukuda on Wednesday called into question the International Olympic Committee's decision to drop wrestling from the 2020 Games, saying the sport's governing body has failed to give "clear reasons" for why wrestling is being removed. Fukuda said the fight to ...