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Indian Olympic Association hails return of wrestling to Olympic fold

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 18:33

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Monday welcomed the return of wrestling in the 2020 Olympic Games, after the sport beat off bids from rivals squash, baseball and softball in an International Olympic Committee (IOC) vote.

Modernisation put wrestling back in Olympics, says world body

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 13:27

The world wrestling federation chief said "modernisation" helped the sport get reinstated in the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.

Will squash be able to grapple with Wrestling for 2020 spot?

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 16:26

The battle for the final spot at the 2020 Olympics has entered its business end with wrestling, squash and a combined bid from baseball-softball hoping to emerge stronger than ever from their existence crisis when the full IOC assembly will take a call on their future on Sunday.

Sports Ministry urges IOC to retain wrestling in 2020 Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 17:04

The Sports Ministry has requested full membership of the International Olympic Committee to take up the matter of wrestling at the 125th session of IOC at Buenos Aires, Argentina and retain the game in the category of core sports in Olympic Games.

Wrestling reforms won`t stop after IOC vote: Nenad Lalovic

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 15:48

The sweeping reforms that have transformed wrestling in the past six months will not stop even if the sport regains its place at the 2020 Olympics, federation president Nenad Lalovic said.

Wrestling reinstated in 2020 Olympics list with squash, softball-baseball

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 09:43

In a move that once again raised the hopes of wrestlers all over the world, the sport of wrestling won a reprieve and made the International Olympic Committee (IOC) list for the 2020 Olympics, three months after being dropped from the list.

Grapplers elated at Wrestling`s shortlisting for final vote

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 23:48

Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, on Wednesday welcomed the decision by the IOC Executive Board to keep Wrestling in hunt for a place in the 2020 Olympic Games.

Wrestling remains in contention for spot in 2020 Oly Games

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 23:25

Wrestling remained in contention for a place in the 2020 Olympics as the sport was on Wednesday shortlisted along with two other disciplines by the Executive Board of IOC.

US, Russia, Iran join hands to keep wrestling in Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 13:58

Iranians and Americans are often at odds in international politics, but the possible exit of wrestling from the Olympic games brought them together in a hope to save the sport.

Japan starts petition site to keep wresting in Olympics

Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013, 17:04

Japan on Monday launched an online petition site with the aim of submitting 100,000 signatures to the International Olympic Committee to keep wrestling in the Olympics.

Wrestling should stay out of Olympics: Wakeboard President

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 22:53

The President of the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) has said that the IOC should not reinstate Wrestling to the 2020 Olympic Games if they are to keep to previous promises.

Sushil Kumar slams IOC’s decision, says wrestling is a popular sport

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 19:32

A day after the International Olympic Committee dropped wrestling from 2020 Games, ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar came in defense of the sport saying the event is extremely popular all over the world and to say that it doesn’t generate TV ratings is wrong.