Europe

Olympic Russian Wrestling at Crossroads as IOC Decision Nearsi
X
July 15, 2013 6:06 PM
The crowded wrestling schools in the city of Khasavyurt, Dagestan have a tradition rich in Olympic champions. But the center of Russia’s wrestling world also sits at the crossroads of a North Caucasus Islamic insurgency that is eager to attract young, athletic recruits. In September, the International Olympic Committee will vote on the future of wrestling as an Olympic sport. Austin Malloy visits the city’s top wrestling schools to see how the vote will impact thousands of young men with dreams of Olympic glory.

Olympic Russian Wrestling at Crossroads as IOC Decision Nears

Published July 15, 2013

The crowded wrestling schools in the city of Khasavyurt, Dagestan have a tradition rich in Olympic champions. But the center of Russia’s wrestling world also sits at the crossroads of a North Caucasus Islamic insurgency that is eager to attract young, athletic recruits. In September, the International Olympic Committee will vote on the future of wrestling as an Olympic sport. Austin Malloy visits the city’s top wrestling schools to see how the vote will impact thousands of young men with dreams of Olympic glory.


You May Like

Somalia: No Popular Elections in 2016

In interview Wednesday with VOA, President Mohamud says 'one person, one vote' elections will not be possible due to continuing insecurity More

Scientists Predict Climate Change Will Increase Child Malnutrition

Public health expert in Germany says that by 2050, 25 million more children's lives will be put at risk because of lack of nutrients tied to climate change More

Erdogan in China Amid Tensions on Uighurs, Missile System

Turkey's president has criticized China's heavy-handed policies toward Uighurs in violence-plagued Xinjiang region, where China says it is fighting foreign-backed separatists More