Wrestling fans will never forget the stunning news of Feb. 12, 2013 when the International Olympic Committee announced that wrestling would no longer be an Olympic sport after the 2016 Games… or the news on Sept. 8 that the IOC had reversed itself, making wrestling a provisional sport for the 2020 and 2024 Olympics.
Now there's a new book, “Saving Wrestling” that provides an in-depth, inside perspective on what was going on during the seven months that wrestling was exiled from the Olympics, that's the subject of an InterMat feature posted at the amateur wrestling website Wednesday.
Written by award-winning wrestling writers Jamie Moffatt and Craig Sesker, “Saving Wrestling: The Inside Story of the Sport’s Epic Fight to Stay in the Olympics” helps readers understand developments beyond what was covered in news stories.
Upon learning of the IOC Executive Board’s decision to axe wrestling from the Olympics, Moffatt immediately saw the need to track the then-unfolding story.
“I immediately thought, ‘Someone should chronicle this story,’” Moffatt told InterMat. “Then it occurred to me that the story deserved more – a behind-the-scenes look, what was going on with the IOC, USA Wrestling, the Russians, and the other parties involved.”
That’s exactly what “Saving Wrestling” does – by providing that inside perspective, via interviews and correspondence, to tell wrestling fans the ups and downs, and heroes and villains, of the battle to ensure wrestling’s return to the Olympics.
Want to know more? Check out InterMat's article on "Saving Wrestling"... which includes information on how to purchase a copy of this great new book. And, click here to see a full roster of stories on the Olympic wrestling situation from College Wrestling Examiner.
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