Sign up for Nov. 7 webinar on how Olympic Wrestling was saved, featuring Nenad Lalovic, Andy Barth, Adeline Gray

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

It has been 10 years since the IOC's historic vote to retain wrestling on the Olympic program, after the sport battled back from being recommended for elimination from the Olympic Games in early 2013.

The Baskerville Institute has organized a webinar to look back at this historic occasion entitled “Grappling with Elimination: The Story of How Olympic Wrestling Was Saved from Elimination.”

Discover how wrestling communities worldwide united to save their beloved sport from elimination. Don't miss this inspiring tale of how the power of sport can bring together people from all walks of life. 

Featured are key leaders from wrestling’s effort to save the sport, UWW President Nenad Lalovic and Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW) leader Andy Barth, plus a champion athlete whose career was impacted by the decision, six-time World champion and 2020 Olympic silver medalist Adeline Gray.

Date:  November 7, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m. (MDT), 2:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time), 11:00 AM (Pacifc Daylight Time), 7:00 PM (in London, England)

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•              Nenad Lalovic, President of UWW and a member of the IOC

•              Andrew F. Barth, retired chairman of Capital Guardian Trust Company and founding member of CPOW

•              Adeline Gray, six-time World champion, Olympic silver medalist, one of most decorated women of all time

This event is free and open to the public. Sign up today to secure your spot in this important webinar.


•              Baskerville Institute

•              United World Wrestling (UWW)

•              USA Wrestling

•              Titan Mercury Wrestling Club

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