MOSCOW (AP) — 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 by the acronym 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.
The changes come after the International Olympic Committee removed wrestling as one of the core sports of the games in February. It is now one of eight sports that will be competing for an open slot at the 2020 Games. That decision will be made by the IOC in September.
Trey Gowdy to Elijah Cummings: so, hey, Sidney Blumenthal profited from the Libyan civil war? | RedState
Paging Mitt Romney: Kremlin openly mocking the White House by releasing secretly taped meeting
Debunking The "Declining Number Of Gun Owners" Lie - Bearing Arms - Gun Ownership, gun sales
The Problem Isn't Guns Or White Men | Human Events
Gowdy: Newly discovered e-mails suggest Clinton influenced by Blumenthal’s business in Libya
- Vladimir Putin’s Russia Adopts Concealed Carry
Ann Coulter - The Problem Isn't Guns Or White Men