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

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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

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Dolph Ziggler Makes SI Top 100 List, TNA Announces Knockouts Q&A to Promote One Night Only PPV, Lana & Rusev Talk Win (Video)

Nov 4 2014 1:41pm CST | Source: Wrestle Zone

Dolph Ziggler Makes SI Top 100 List WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler made Sports Illustrated’s Twitter 100 list. SI noted Ziggler is “WWE’s endlessly entertaining social media machine.” TNA Announces Knockouts Q&A to Promote One Night Only PPV TNA has issued the following press release: THE HOTTEST KNOCKOUTS AND INDEPENDENT FEMALE WRESTLERS ANSWER FAN QUESTIONS AHEAD OF TNA ONE NIGHT ONLY: KNOCKOUTS KNOCKDOWN 2014 PREMIERING THIS FRIDAY Ahead of the highly antic ...
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Sky Distancing Itself from WWE Network Issues, Lana Talks Rusev Title Win, Indie Star at RAW

Nov 4 2014 1:26pm CST | Source: Wrestling Edge

- Eden spoke with Lana and new WWE United States Champion Rusev after last night's RAW, seen at this link. Lana said they're taking the title to Vladimir Putin and Russia. - Indie wrestler Sassy Stephie was one of Adam Rose's Rosebuds at last night's RAW in Buffalo. As noted, Rose defeated Curtis Axel in a dark match. - It was reported that the WWE Network UK launch was delayed at the last minute due to negotiation issues with Sky. Sky has denied this on s ...
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The Guardian view on protests against taxing the internet in Hungary: Europe needs to show its support

Oct 30 2014 2:14pm CDT | Source: the guardian

The net is the last platform for criticism and dissent in Hungary. Europe should back the protests against taxes that would limit its useHungarians came out on the streets of Budapest and other cities this week demonstrating against prime minister Viktor Orbáns plans to tax internet use. Long accused of centralising power and eroding the countrys democratic institutions, Mr Orbán is now charged by his critics with plotting to restrict access to the internet, the only significa ...
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The new Russia 2018 World Cup logo gets the joke Meme treatment

Oct 29 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

The world began gearing up for the 2018 World Cup last night with the Russian emblem revealed.Two of the world’s odious men in Sepp Blatter and Vladimir Putin were on hand to show off the new logo and in general it has gone down fairly well.And, predictably, the internet responded with jokes and memes mocking the Russia 2018 World Cup logo.The new Russia 2018 World Cup logo is ab0ve. Jokes and memes below.(function(){var image = {src:'http://www.101greatgoals. ...
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