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FILA approves rules with eye on 2020

Updated: May 18, 2013, 9:39 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Wrestling's governing body has approved new rule and constitutional changes aimed at modernizing the sport and keeping it in the Olympics after 2016.

A special congress Saturday of the federation, known as FILA, decreed there will be a mandatory women's vice-presidency role.

The new rules will ensure matches are made up out of two three-minute sessions instead of three two-minute periods. Scoring will become cumulative instead of the previous two-out-of-three system.

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