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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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ZURICH, Switzerland — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." Russia’s alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the country’s hosting rights. On Friday, FIFA issued a statement saying it "deplores any form of violence" and would support only peace ...
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FIFA won’t strip Russia of 2018 World Cup

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