Wrestling body to meet in Moscow to elect leader

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Associated Press

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 8 at 1:37 PM

LONDON (AP) — Wrestling's governing body will meet in Moscow in May to elect a new leader and adopt changes to the sport's rules in hopes of regaining its place in the Olympics.

Acting FILA president Nenad Lalovic tells The Associated Press the federation will hold an extraordinary congress in Moscow on May 18. That's just 10 days before the IOC executive board meets in St. Petersburg, Russia, to discuss the program for the 2020 Games.

Lalovic says he will run for the presidency to lead the sport's bid to overturn last month's decision by the IOC board to cut wrestling from the 2020 list.

The Serbian official says "we have to make changes to modernize our sport."

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