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Event in Olympia, Greece, highlights CPOW Update

The Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW) is bringing back its weekly update, informing the wrestling community and the general public on its activities.

CPOW is a group of wrestling leaders assembled by USA Wrestling. Its charge is to oversee the effort within the United States to Keep Wrestling In the Olympics, as part of a coordinated international strategy designed to retain wrestling in the Olympics.

On May 29, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board voted wrestling as one of three sports for the shortlist of candidates for the final provisional sports spot in the 2020 and 2024 Summer Olympic Games during its meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. The final decision will be made on September 8 at the IOC General Assembly in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

CPOW Weekly Update for July 24

SUMMARY: Wrestling returns to Ancient Olympia, Greece for competition… First wrestling in Olympia since 393 AD, and the first women ever to wrestle in Olympia… U.S. wins eight medals in Olympia, and athletes appreciate the opportunity… FILA expands budget of out-of-competition doping tests… Video of dance by Azerbaijan wrestler goes viral… Dan Gable makes more Keep Olympic Wrestling appearances… Google+ Hangout Online series to feature women wrestlers this week… World’s largest wrestling event, ASICS/Vaughan Junior and Cadet Nationals, shows growth… First set of auction items to benefit Keep Olympic Wrestling is completed… Malaysian MMA star comes out for Olympic wrestling…

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