Azerbaijan's wrestling dreams under threat

The IOC's recommendation to drop wrestling for the 2020 Olympic Games is ruining many dreams in Baku.

    The ancient art of wresting is in danger of losing its place as an Olympic event, more than two thousand years after it first featured.

    The decision could have big consequences for countries where wrestling has been one of the only chances for a medal.

    Al Jazeera's Richard Parr reports from Azerbaijan

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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