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Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Preview: Russia's Men Expect Multiple Golds in London

At each Summer Olympics, wrestling fans can be assured of seeing great wrestlers from Russia. This includes both Greco-Roman wrestling and Freestyle wrestling. This is expected to be the case once again with the London Games.

2012 Olympics TV Schedule: Wrestling

As the London Olympics' official website notes, wrestling made its modern Olympic debut in 1896. The 2012 Summer Games will feature 18 different wrestling competitions. The Greco-Roman events are only open to men and consist of seven weight categories. One key feature of Greco-Roman wrestling is the rule mandating that athletes use only their arms and upper bodies to throw or pin their opponents …

Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Preview: U.S. Men Look for Significant Improvement in London

The U.S. will send a very capable seven-member men's freestyle wrestling team to London, and one that should return home with at least a couple of medals, including a strong possibility for a gold. The U.S. won only one medal-albeit a gold-in freestyle wrestling four years ago in Beijing, and expects to improve upon that performance next month.

The Wrestlers of Chechnya: Photographs by Yuri Kozyrev – TIME

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The Wrestlers of Chechnya: Photographs by Yuri Kozyrev
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But the town has also been shaped by the central element of Russian soft power in the region: the development of wrestling schools. Much like soccer in the favelas of Sao Paolo and basketball in Harlem, wrestling in Khasavyurt is meant to serve as an

Comic Relief: Best Wrestling Characters of the 1990s – Patch.com

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Comic Relief: Best Wrestling Characters of the 1990s
Patch.com
Oh, wrestling. How you always seem to entertain me even when it seems like there is nothing worth watching in your program. But you as readers probably already knew this given the column a while back that focused on the worst gimmicks and characters of
Remembering Deceased Wrestlers Was Handled Brilliantly on Raw's 1000th Bleacher Report
WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT, INC. : Raw® 1000 Breaks Viewership 4-traders
Raw turns 1000The Sun
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Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Preview: US Women Look for Multiple Medals in … – Yahoo! Sports

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Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Preview: US Women Look for Multiple Medals in
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Freestyle wrestling for women has been included at the Summer Olympics since 2004 in Athens. Japanese women have dominated thus far, winning four of the eight gold-medal matches contested, and will be expected to retain their top spot in the medal
County wrestlers medal at nationals – Pinckney's Turner wins 2 silversLivingston Daily
London 2012 Olympics Takedowns and falls: The London 2012 beginners Mirror.co.uk

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Look for more wrestling tournaments with lights – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog)

Look for more wrestling tournaments with lights
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog)
There were six wrestling mats on the field for an outdoor takedown tournament that continued after the sun went down, thanks to the lights above the stadium. At least two of these tournaments have taken place in Central New York, including one earlier

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Wrestling art form at Florida Supercon Miami – MiamiHerald.com

Wrestling art form at Florida Supercon Miami
MiamiHerald.com
Former TNA wrestler Jesse Neal and indie wrestler Leva participated in the Florida Supercon at the Miami Airport Convention Center. Part of the Florida Supercon Championship Wrestling show, Neal faced ECW original Raven. Christina Von Eerie, another

OSU Wrestling Olympians Prepare To Head To London – News On 6

OSU Wrestling Olympians Prepare To Head To London
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Scott won a three-person wrestle off in New York City in June to punch his ticket to London, where he will represent Team USA at the 60 kg spot for the freestyle wrestling portion of the 2012 Olympic Games. "I'm excited to get everything started
Press Conference with three OSU OlympiansOklahoma State Athletics

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Oak Park wrestler Ellis Coleman achieves unlikely Olympic dream – Chicago Sun-Times

Oak Park wrestler Ellis Coleman achieves unlikely Olympic dream
Chicago Sun-Times
IOWA CITY, IA – APRIL 22: Ellis Coleman celebrates his win over Joe Betterman in the 60 kg Grecco-Roman weight class during the finals of the US Wrestling Olympic Trials at Carver Hawkeye Arena on April 22, 2012 in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew