11 Updates
Russia to fight for wrestling's Olympic future: Putin aide
Photo Credit: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA, Getty Images

Russia to fight for wrestling's Olympic future: Putin aide

Feb 21 2013, 1:10am CST | by

Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will fight on every possible level to secure wrestling's Olympic future, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has said.

Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will fight on every possible level to secure wrestling's Olympic future, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has said. The ancient sport was struck off a...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Russia to fight for wrestling's Olympic future: Putin aide

Feb 21 2013, 1:10am CST | by

Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will fight on every possible level to secure wrestling's Olympic future, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has said.

Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will fight on every possible level to secure wrestling's Olympic future, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has said.

The ancient sport was struck off a list of core Olympic disciplines by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last week, raising a chorus of protests from Russia and other traditional wrestling powerhouses like India and Iran.

"Of course, there will be on all possible levels - both official and working - meetings with members of the IOC executive board, with IOC members, in the course of which arguments will be made in favour of this decision not being taken," Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

In the wake of the decision, Raphael Martinetti resigned as president of wrestling's FILA world governing body after barely surviving a vote of no confidence, and has been replaced in an acting capacity by Serbia's Nenad Lazovic.

Wrestling must now grapple with seven candidate disciplines for the sole remaining slot.

The final decision on the Olympic programme for the 2020 Games will be made by the IOC in Buenos Aires in September along with the announcement of the host city.

The sport has been included in various forms at every Olympics since 1904. In recent years, it has attracted scant spectator interest outside its stronghold countries and faced claims of corrupt refereeing at the Games.

--IANS/RIA Novosti

sr/dg

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

1 week ago

Donetsk's pro-Russia rebels celebrate expelling 'fascist Ukrainian junta'

Sep 8 2014 1:59pm CDT | Source: the guardian

Amid second world war commemoration, regions say they still plan to declare independence despite ceasefire dealWith jaunty pop ballads about "expelling the fascist junta", rousing war poetry and somewhat incongruously a parade of performing dogs, the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic celebrated on Monday what they see as victory over Kiev.Held in the shadow of a ...
Source: the guardian   Full article at: the guardian
 

 
Update
10

1 week ago

Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," the Swiss official ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
9

1 week ago

Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," the Swiss official said in a pre-recorded interview shown Monday at the Socce ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
8

1 week ago

Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," the Swiss of ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
7

1 week ago

Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," Blatter said in a pre-recorded interview s ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
5

1 week ago

Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," Blatter said in a pre-recorded interview shown Monday at the SoccerEx ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
4

1 week ago

Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," Blatter said in a pre-recorded interview shown Monday at the So ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
3

1 week ago

Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," Blatter said in a pre-recorded interview shown Monday at the Socce ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
2

1 week ago

Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. “I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee,” the Swiss official said in a pre-recorded interview shown Monday at the SoccerEx conferen ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
1

1 week ago

Blatter to run for 5th term as FIFA president

Sep 8 2014 7:19am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

MANCHESTER, England — Sepp Blatter will run for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president. Buoyed by a successful World Cup in Brazil and UEFA President Michel Platini opting not to stand in next year’s election, the 78-year-old Blatter believes he has the backing to win again. "I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee," Blatter said in a pre-recorded interview shown Monday at the SoccerEx confe ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Asian Games: Tough task for Indian paddlers
Incheon, Sep 18 (IANS) For Indian table tennis, Asian-level tournaments have never been easy and, going by the past records, the current form of the players and the level of competition they will face at the upcoming Asian Games starting here Friday, things will not be any different this time as well.
 
 
Tennis' Grand Slams increase funding for GSDF
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Tennis' Grand Slam tournaments Thursday agreed to increase their contribution to the Grand Slam Development Fund (GSDF) by 25 percent to over $2 million annually in order to assist the development of the sport worldwide.
 
 
China beat Chinese Taipei in Asiad women's football
Incheon, Sep 18 (IANS) China beat Chinese Taipei 4-0 in the Asian Games women's football tournament here Thursday.
 
 
Iva Majoli completes line-up for WTA Legends Event
St. Petersburg (US), Sep 18 (IANS) The Women's Tennis Association named former French Open champion, Iva Majoli, as the fourth and final player for the legends event at the BNP Paribas Finals Singapore, starting Oct 20.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

13 killed in bomb attacks in Iraq
Baghdad, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed in two suicide bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad Thursday evening, a police source said. A suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden car into a checkpoint...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Scottish referendum polls end, huge turnout reported
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Polling in the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country have closed and counting is under way, BBC reported. Counting will be carried out...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Parliamentarians urges EU to cut off IS resources
Brussels, Sep 19 (IANS) The European Parliament Thursday urged the European Union (EU) to enforce sanctions against business bodies related to the Islamic State (IS) in a bid to cut off its resources. The creation and...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Sharon Osbourne slit her wrist to prove love
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) TV host Sharon Osbourne says, back in her rocker girl days, she slit her wrist to prove her love for Ozzy Osbourne. The 61-year-old star has revealed she was hospitalised after cutting...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ebola hit countries to lose $809 million by 2015: World Bank
This projected loss will be the medium-term impact of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on these countries, Xinhua reported. A statement issued from the World Bank's Ghana office responsible for both...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Russian food ban deals blow to Austrian pork farmers
Vienna, Sep 19 (IANS) Russian import ban imposed in retaliation for Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis brought down the price of pork in Austria, affecting the farmers in the country. Alarm is growing among...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Nigerian troops capture Boko Haram leader
Abuja, Sep 19 (IANS) Nigeria army have arrested a senior commander of the Boko Haram sect, which is blamed for killing hundreds of people since 2009, the country's defence authority said Thursday. The commander, whose...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Iggy Azalea sues ex-boyfriend
Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Rapper Iggy Azalea has filed a lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend. Azalea is suing her ex-lover Maurice Williams for releasing music from her early career without her consent, reports...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have garden dates
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith prefer to have date nights at home. The couple, who got married in 1997, believe it's important to spend some time alone with one another in order to keep their romance alive, but they...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kylie Jenner 'living in shadows' of sister Kendall
Kylie Jenner reportedly feels she's ''living in the shadows'' of her sister Kendall. The 17-year-old star is allegedly starting to feel left out following her older sibling's recent modeling success and believes she's...
Read more on Celebrity Balla