Wrestling makes case in Washington

Updated: May 9, 2013, 8:38 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Wrestling's fight to get back into the Olympics is as much about politics as sports. It's about saying the right things in public while lobbying behind-the-scenes for crucial votes. It's about knowing how to schmooze with the right people.

"This is all about international sport politics," said former world champion Bill Scherr, chairman of the Committee to Preserve Olympic Wrestling. "And some of it very well-intentioned, very well-meaning. And sometimes they make mistakes ...

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