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FILA Plans MMA-Influenced Changes To Wrestling In Effort To Keep Sport In Olympics
Published May 15, 2013
ON DISPLAY: The AP noted the U.S., Russian and Iranian wrestling teams today will take part in “The Rumble on the Rails” at Grand Central Terminal in N.Y. The event, which will be carried live at 3:30pm ET by NBC Sports Network and Universal Sports, is “designed to highlight the sport’s international appeal and popularity” amid the threat of elimination from the Olympics (AP, 5/14). This will mark the "first time the Iranian team competed on American soil in ten years" (NBCSPORTS.com, 5/14).