[QODLink]
Europe

Wrestling for Olympic inclusion

As sport makes shortlist for 2020 Games, young wrestlers training in Moscow dream of becoming a medallist.

Last Modified: 29 May 2013 21:01
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Wrestling is among the sports which have made the International Olympic Committee shortlist for potential inclusion in the 2020 Games.

It is the only one of the final four sports being considered to have previously been dropped from the Olympic programme, with baseball, softball and squash all hoping to be included for the first time.

The shortlist results were welcomed at a training centre in Moscow which produces Russian stars of the sport, with hopes boosted that some of the young sportsmen could win a medal in seven years' time.

Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Moscow.

90

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.