Earlier this year the International Olympic Committee (IOC) dropped wrestling from the Olympic Games. This means one of oldest Olympic sport will have to apply for inclusion to be part of the 2020 Games.
Wrestling goes as far back as the Greco-Roman games and was even part of the first modern Olympics in 1896.
IOC spokesperson, Mark Adams said at a press conference earlier this year, “It’s not a case of what’s wrong with wrestling, it is what’s right with the 25 core sports.”
Since the IOC decision, many athletes and the public at large have mounted several compelling campaigns and videos to get wrestling back into the Olympics. One such video is included above.
To find out more check out keepwrestlingintheolympics.com