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Turks Desire 'Reversal' In Olympic Wrestling Move

NPR | Feb. 15, 2013 5:39 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 15, 2013 8:13 a.m.

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Peter Kenyon

The International Olympic Committee’s unexpected move to eliminate wrestling as of the 2020 games was a particular shock to Turkey. Turks love the ancient sport, and two-thirds of Turkey’s Olympic medals are in wrestling. In this “Letter from Istanbul,” , NPR’s Peter Kenyon tells us that they plan to take the IOC decision to the mat.

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