"Save Olympic Wrestling" On July 20 & 21, 2013, wrestlers from around the World will gather at the birthplace of the Olympic Movement – Olympia, Greece – to participate in a Senior International Tournament. This gathering of wrestlers is significant, as it represents the themes of FILA’s Save Olympic Wrestling campaign: wrestling is universal, wrestling is for everyone and wrestling is one of the original sports.
Both male and female wrestlers from Albania, Brazil, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Iran, Russia and the United States, will compete in this tournament, which will be run under the new rules passed by the FILA Bureau at the Extraordinary Congress in May.
The finals, for all weight classes and styles, will be staged at the International Olympic Academy.
In addition to the matches, wrestlers will have the opportunity to walk the grounds of Ancient Olympia, including the Palaestra and the Stadium at Olympia. Both of these locations hold significant meaning to the sport of wrestling, as heroes of the sport, such as Milo of Croton, have stepped foot on the very same ground. Hellenic Wrestling Federation