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Wrestling leader states case to IOC

Updated: March 7, 2013, 11:07 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The acting head of wrestling's world body met with IOC president Jacques Rogge on Thursday, promising to fight to retain the sport's Olympic status and apologizing for the protest by wrestlers who have returned their medals.

Nenad Lalovic, interim FILA president, said Rogge outlined the difficult task wrestling faces in a race among eight sports seeking one vacancy on the program for the 2020 Games.

"He said that everybody has to earn their place," Lalovic said ...

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