The International Olympic Committee: Save Wrestling as an Olympic sport #SaveOlympicWrestling
Tokyo joinedl to save Olympic wrestling with the 922,169 Signatures.
May 23, 2013 — http://www.fila-official.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=969%3Ades-collegiens-ont-repondu-a-lappel-pour-sauver-la-lutte-olympique&catid=60%3Aactualite&Itemid=100235&lang=en
Some 200 wrestlers competing in the East Japan collegiate wrestling league championship tourney in Tokyo joined in the appeal to save Olympic wrestling with the 922,169 persons who have signed a petition calling for the preservation of the ages old sport in the Olympic Games.
The event was staged on May 15 at Tokyo's Komazawa Gymnasium, the venue for the wrestling competition at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. It was the second day of the university league championship, the biggest annual event in collegiate wrestling in eastern Japan.
About 200 wrestlers from 16 universities participating in the league's dual-meet championships took to the floor of Komazawa Gymnasium along with Tomiaki Fukuda, president of the Japan Wrestling Federation, Yuji Takada, 1976 Olympic champion