Turkish wrestlers to return medals to protest Olympics Committee

The IOC's Executive Board in a meeting in Switzerland on February 12 decided to remove wrestling from the program of the 2020 olympic games.

Turkish wrestlers to return medals to protest Olympics Committee

World Bulletin / News Desk

Vice-President of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA), Ahmet Ayik on Sunday said that Turkish wrestlers were considering returning their medals to the International Olympics Committee (IOC) to protest an IOC decision to take wrestling out of the program of the 2020 olympic games.

Speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA), Ayik underlined that he may also return his gold and silver medals if the wrestlers indeed returned their medals to the IOC.

The IOC's Executive Board in a meeting in Switzerland on February 12 decided to remove wrestling from the program of the 2020 olympic games.

One of the two names who will conduct talks to convince the International Olympics Committee (IOC) to readmit wrestling on to the program of 2020 olympic games will be Rodika Yaksi, a member of the Executive Board of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA).

Yaksi said that "while it will be a tough job, I was honored to have been designated as one of two people to hold talks with the IOC."

"I will meet with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and request from him to get in touch with the IOC," Yaksi stressed.

The IOC's Executive Board in a meeting in Switzerland on February 12 decided to remove wrestling from the program of the 2020 olympic games.

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