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Wrestling joins Euro Games

other Updated: Mar 13, 2013 01:10 IST

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Wrestling officially became part of the inaugural 2015 European Games on Tuesday despite being axed from the 2020 Olympics last month by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The sport has launched a frantic effort to reclaim its Olympic spot after being part of every modern Olympics since 1896, apart from 1900.

It will feature the same disciplines at the European Games as at the Olympics, with men and women's freestyle and Greco-Roman, the international wrestling federation FILA said.

The deal was sealed between FILA's acting president Nenad Lalovic and the European Olympic Committees (EOC) who are in charge of the European Games.