OLYMPIC CHAMPION ARMEN NAZARYAN TO GO ON HUNGER STRIKE IN CASE OF WRESTLING REMOVAL FROM OLYMPICS PROGRAM

19:59, 26 February, 2013

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 26, ARMENPRESS: Champion of Olympic Games Armen
Nazaryan says he will go on hunger strike in case wrestling is removed
from Olympics program.

As Levon Julfalakyan, coach of national wrestling team of Armenia,
noted in the interview with Armenpress, Nazaryan told he would go on
hunger strike in case of the wrestling removal from the program.

"Nazaryan said he would go on hunger strike, though I am sure wrestling
will not be removed from the Olympics program. In case it really
is, all possible measures will be taken in order to restore it,"
Julfalakyan said.

According to ESPN.com, the International Olympic Committee voted to
remove freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling from the Summer Games
beginning in 2020. With golf and rugby being added to the program
for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the IOC needed to make room. In
doing so, it has ousted one of the oldest sports known to man.




From: A. Papazian