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NEWS: Update on TNA calling for IOC to overturn Olympics ban

Feb 14, 2013 - 1:49:03 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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Update: TNA announced Thursday a partnership with Change.org to formally request that the International Olympic Committee re-instate wrestling to the Olympics. The information is here at Change.org/wrestling.

Original Story Tuesday

TNA issued a press release Tuesday afternoon calling for the wrestling community to join together against the International Olympic Committee's decision to remove wrestling from the Olympics in 2020.

In the press release, TNA president Dixie Carter called for WWE to join their movement against the decision.

"The news today from the IOC is very disheartening to all of us at TNA as well as the tens of millions around the world who either participate in amateur wrestling or enjoy watching it in its entertainment form," said Carter.

"We need to join together right now. We encourage our own Impact Wrestling community, WWE, and wrestling organizations worldwide as well as competitive amateur coaches and athletes to have a unified voice to make sure wrestling will be an Olympic sport in 2020."

The press release also includes quotes from Kurt Angle, who goes for sentimental value on winning the 1996 gold medal in amateur wrestling.

"Wrestling is one of the most competitive sports in the world today," said TNA's Angle. "Winning the gold for my country in one of the original Olympic sports was one of the greatest moments in my life.

"The wrestling community is in a state of shock with this decision - we can not sit back and allow this to happen. I will do whatever it takes and work with my company, TNA Wrestling, and the competitive wrestling community to determine what we need to do to reverse this decision."

TNA's "call to action" is to use social media to inform the Olympic Committee that they should overturn the decision. TNA is encouraging fans to speak out using #SaveOlympicWrestling and tweeting @Olympics.

[ LINK: Full press release here at Marketwatch.com ]



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