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Wrestling gets backing of world body for national Oly units

Last Updated: Friday, March 08, 2013, 18:34

The campaign for wrestling`s re-inclusion in the Olympics received a big boost with the influential Association of National Olympic Committees backing the move for the sport being retained in the Games.

WFI trying to get resolution passed in Parliament on wrestling

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 16:29

With wrestling nations garnering support for reinclusion of the sport in 2020 Olympics, the WFI today said they are trying to get a resolution passed in the Parliament in support of the game apart from lauching online petitions on their website.

Government will save wrestling from Olympic axe, feels Vijay

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 17:42

Wrestling`s axing from Olympics is unfair, feels London Games silver-medallist shooter Vijay Kumar, who is confident that the Indian government will do all it can to save the sport from being completely dropped from the 2020 roster.

IOA, WFI hopeful of wrestling returning to Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 14:05

IOA and the Wrestling Federation of India hoped that the sport would be brought back on the schedule after reconsideration.

Wrestling dropped from 2020 Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 09:00

An official familiar with the decision says IOC leaders have dropped wrestling from the program for the 2020 Olympics.

IOC`s decision leaves wrestling fraternity in shock

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 19:04

Indian wrestling fraternity today expressed shock and surprise at the IOC`s move to drop the sport from the 2020 Olympic programme, with London medal winners fearing the decision could halt the rising profile of the game in the country.

Sushil Kumar to skip Dave Schultz tournament

Last Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 20:38

Sushil Kumar will have to wait for some more time to get back to action as the unhealed neck injury has forced him to opt out of the upcoming Dave Schultz tournament.

Yogeshwar flies to US for training despite injury

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 14:44

Olympic bronze-medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, who is nursing a ligament tear in his knee has flown with the Indian team for a training programme in the USA.

Sushil-Yashvir pairing ends after WFI omits coach from camp

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 15:31

The partnership that brought India two successive Olympic medals, ended after the Wrestling Federation of India omitted Sushil Kumar`s coach, Yashvir Singh, from the national camp.

Medal hungry Sushil Kumar eyes gold in Rio

Last Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 15:36

After improving his 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze to silver in London, Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his target on a gold in the next Games in Rio de Janerio.

Nandininagar joins as Indian Wrestling League Franchisee

Last Updated: Monday, October 08, 2012, 16:16

Nandininagar, a township between Faizabad and Gonda, has become the Uttar Pradesh franchisee of the Indian Wrestling League.

Geeta Phogat to spearhead India`s challenge at World C`ship

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 16:33

A seven-member women`s team led by Olympian Geeta Phogat will represent India at the 2012 World Senior Female Wrestling Championship, that gets underway at Edmonton.