2013: The Year Olympic Wrestling Died and Was Reborn

On February 12, 2013 the IOC voted to drop wrestling, one of the oldest sports on the planet, from the Olympics. Seven months later, after an impressive all-out effort from wrestling organizations around the world, the IOC voted wrestling back into the Games. This is the story of that crazy year.

Grappling with the future: The story of how Olympic wrestling was saved

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