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Thursday, 21 August 2014


FILA thanks the wrestlers, leaders and fans of wrestling for their passion in saving our sport in the Olympics. We are a Wrestling Family.


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Beach Wrestling

Beach Wrestling was codified by FILA during the 2004 Congress in Athens in order to bring together all the different traditional wrestling styles practiced on sand and to make them more popular worldwide. It also aims at promoting the values of a fun, secure, accessible, and eco-friendly sport. Beach Wrestling is practised in swimming suit within a sand circle of 6m and consists of very simple rules: to win the match, the wrestler must maintain his opponent’s shoulders on the ground (victory by fall), bring him to the ground twice, or push him out of the circle twice. 

Beach Wrestling was introduced to the programme of the first Youth Olympic Games that took place in Singapre in 2010 and FILA intends to bring the discipline to the World Beach Games that will be organised by SportAccord as per 2012. 
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