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      Wrestling was included in the original games in Ancient Greece- this fact alone should preclude such a move by the I.O.C. Description from I searched for this on

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      Wrestlers, marble bas relief sculpture, Greece, 510 B.C.

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      Ancient Greek Olympic Games Wrestling

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      Sculpture of wrestlers, circa 510 BC

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    Olympic Games. Stockholm 1912 by Boston Public Library, via Flickr

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