Wrestling at the Summer Olympics

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Wrestling at the Summer Olympics
Wrestling pictogram.svg
Governing body UWW
Events18 (men: 12; women: 6)
Games

Wrestling had been contested at the Summer Olympic Games since the sport was introduced in the ancient Olympic Games in 708 BC. [1] When the modern Olympic Games resumed in Athens in 1896, wrestling (in the form of Greco-Roman wrestling) became a focus of the Games, with the exception of the 1900 Summer Olympics when wrestling did not appear on the program. Freestyle wrestling and weight classes both made their first appearance in 1904. The women's competition was introduced in 2004.

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In February 2013, the IOC voted to drop wrestling from the Summer Olympic programme, effective 2020. The president of the sport's governing body, FILA (now United World Wrestling), resigned after a subsequent motion of no confidence. Following changes in leadership, and revisions to the programme for 2016 (including rule changes and additional women's competitions), wrestling successfully campaigned to be readmitted to the Summer Olympic program.

Removal and reinstatement

In an effort to control the size and costs of the Summer Olympics, and make the Games "relevant to sports fans of all generations", the IOC evaluated the Olympic event programme in place for the 2016 Summer Olympics, and voted on 25 "core" sports that would comprise the programme of the 2020 Summer Olympics. One vacancy was to be left open for a new sport. In February 2013, IOC members voted to remove wrestling from the Olympic programme; The New York Times cited several potential factors in the decision, including the lack of universally-known talent unlike other sports, and concern for the lack of women's competitions in wrestling (having only introduced women's freestyle competitions in 2004). FILA (now United World Wrestling), the governing body of Olympic wrestling, immediately criticized the decision. The organization cited wrestling's long-standing history as an Olympic event, which dates as far back as the ancient Olympic Games. [2] [3] [4]

The decision resulted in immediate backlash; Armen Nazaryan and Sagid Murtazaliev both returned gold medals to the IOC in protest, while Nazaryan also staged a hunger strike until the 2013 European Wrestling Championships. [5] FILA president Raphaël Martinetti resigned after a vote of non-confidence by the organization's staff. [6]

Martinetti was replaced as acting president by Nenad Lalovic. Under his leadership, the organization began to make changes to its Olympic programme for 2016, including rule changes designed to make bouts faster and encourage more aggression, as well as additional women's weight classes. These changes were intended to help improve audience interest, and address the shortcomings that likely led to the removal of the sport; wrestling joined baseball/softball, as well as squash, on a final shortlist of three sports to be included in the core Olympic programme for 2020. [2] On 8 September 2013, at the 125th IOC Session, the IOC selected wrestling to be reinstated in the Olympic program for 2020 and 2024. [7] [8] Lalović was largely credited for his role in the reinstatement; he remarked that "normally this is done in a few years, we did it in a few months. It was a question of our survival." [9] [10]

Events

Men

Event 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
Greco-Roman light flyweight X X X X X X X 7
Greco-Roman flyweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
Greco-Roman bantamweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 23
Greco-Roman featherweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 23
Greco-Roman lightweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 26
Greco-Roman welterweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 21
Greco-Roman middleweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 26
Greco-Roman light heavyweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 20
Greco-Roman heavyweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
Greco-Roman super heavyweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 14
Greco-Roman open X 1
Freestyle light flyweight X X X X X X X X 8
Freestyle flyweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 15
Freestyle bantamweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
Freestyle featherweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 24
Freestyle lightweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 26
Freestyle welterweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 24
Freestyle middleweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 25
Freestyle light heavyweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 18
Freestyle heavyweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 26
Freestyle super heavyweight X X X X X X X X X X X X X 13
Total10795101313141416161616161620202020202020161414141212

Women

Event 04 08 12 16 20 Years
Freestyle flyweight X X X X X 5
Freestyle bantamweight X X X X X 5
Freestyle welterweight X X 2
Freestyle middleweight X X X X X 5
Freestyle light heavyweight X X 2
Freestyle heavyweight X X X X X 5
Total44466

Participating nations

The following nations have taken part in the wrestling competition. The numbers in the table indicate the number of competitors sent to that year's Olympics (X means qualified wrestlers for the next Olympics).

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20 Years
Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan  (AFG) 78588517
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania  (ALB) 1123
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG) 322213338
Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa  (ASA) 1113
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG) 58523433332111115
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia  (ARM) 8879786
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS) 13134415983333332911141322
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT) 821753474142575231119
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan  (AZE) 8971613146
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH) 21
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BRN) 11
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR) 16141091176
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL) 411217131198353222311118
Flag of Bohemia.svg  Bohemia  (BOH) 442
Flag of Bolivia.svg  Bolivia  (BOL) 11
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina  (BIH) 11
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA) 2111156
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL) 81616162020202020118131291115
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia  (CAM) 112
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon  (CMR) 65411137
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN) 115565942479151311131447109822
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic  (CAF) 11
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile  (CHI) 11
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN) 7118559168139
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei  (TPE) 1413
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL) 1413113359
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO) 11214
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB) 3379101515131212121012
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus  (CYP) 112
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE) 3321116
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH) 10962133354610589715
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN) 11910117355543332122118
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic  (DOM) 21114
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR) 101712985
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador  (ECU) 211225
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt  (EGY) 12431312444410531237131019
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador  (ESA) 1113
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST) 4861844312311
Flag of the Federated States of Micronesia.svg  Federated States of Micronesia  (FSM) 11
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN) 43718241310131516101410910781112754212325
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA) 61723135101110293455289923696224
Flag of The Gambia.svg  The Gambia  (GAM) 31
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia  (GEO) 813121013116
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)1 11465148171110974714
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)1 53121014626166466467677111123
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)2 152324532358945105111071832125
Flag of Guam.svg  Guam  (GUM) 1111116
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala  (GUA) 3541116
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea  (GUI) 21
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau  (GBS) 1111226
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti  (HAI) 11
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras  (HON) 11
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)1 710126512121281010131818191817118997824
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland  (ISL) 11
Olympic flag.svg  Independent Olympic Participants  (IOP) 91
Flag of India.svg  India  (IND) 236475848687611735819
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia  (INA) 21
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran  (IRI) 881291417151610111312131214
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq  (IRQ) 1193516
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland  (IRL) 114215
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR) 212413318
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA) 16817561011145165578674542621225
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast  (CIV) 11
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN) 11755816161520202020161281310131020
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan  (JOR) 21
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ) 1111121615126
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN) 41
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan  (KGZ) 4685476
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT) 6231111219
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon  (LBN) 5462211119
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU) 13234217
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg  (LUX) 223123418
Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia  (MKD) 32214
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar  (MAD) 11
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta  (MLT) 222
Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania  (MTN) 242
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius  (MRI) 11
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX) 24514412922542712117
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova  (MDA) 6422236
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia  (MGL) 8813131397446681013
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR) 543455452310
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia  (NAM) 112
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED) 939864311110
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL) 112123223110
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua  (NCA) 11
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR) 136542124710
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea  (PRK) 233434135410
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR) 19777136714135255211111224
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan  (PAK) 676222231110
Flag of Palau.svg  Palau  (PLW) 1213
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama  (PAN) 1322112219
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru  (PER) 422151118
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines  (PHI) 111344328
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL) 2435125121814201813119994818
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR) 213433111110
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico  (PUR) 532451328
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China  (ROC) 11
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU) 5747101220192010411105582518
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS) 4112016181816178
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa  (SAM) 212
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal  (SEN) 45344321112212
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB) 2133
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg  Serbia and Montenegro  (SCG) 11
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK) 44324
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA) 1123543111111
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR) 413413841114191615109119517
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS) 1616161616202020209
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP) 44123910231111
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE) 9341313913141611012977881110875756725
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI) 41211131251233912442421119
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria  (SYR) 221738327
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan  (TJK) 14244
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia  (TUN) 2333413849
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR) 5611161513161516161116131513121213131420
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan  (TKM) 112
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR) 1716161613116
Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN) 201
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA) 426218147778815161616192019202020161717171424
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA) 515143
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan  (UZB) 101178886
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN) 3216223799
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam  (VIE) 51124
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  Virgin Islands  (ISV) 41
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG) 11171514175
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen  (YEM) 312
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG) 25532548106109213
Nations4114181926291829283630443945494135446959755566597167
Competitors54211517015222916679200207215167338270296388331266267429370401314342344344344288
Year 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 16 20

All-time medal table – 1896–2016

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)623123116
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)544336133
3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)32201769
4Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)30121456
5Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)29181663
6Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)28273186
7Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)26282983
8Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)19161954
9Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)16322169
10Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)11111436
11Flag of Iran.svg  Iran  (IRI)10141943
12Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)96722
13Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)781934
14Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)741021
15Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)65516
16Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)591125
17Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)52411
18Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)412925
19Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan  (AZE)471122
20Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)46616
21Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)441018
22Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)44614
23Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)37717
24Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)35614
25Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia  (GEO)341017
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)341017
27Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea  (PRK)32510
28Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)23611
29Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia  (ARM)2338
30Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)2327
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt  (EGY)2327
32Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan  (UZB)2237
33Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)2226
34Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)17715
35Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)151016
36Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)1539
37Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)1449
38Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)13711
39Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)1001
40Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)05611
41Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia  (MGL)0459
42Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)0369
43Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)0303
Flag of Russia.svg  Russian Empire  (RU1)0303
45Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)0145
46Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)0123
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon  (LIB)0123
48Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)0112
49Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT)0101
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)0101
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)0101
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria  (SYR)0101
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan  (TJK)0101
54Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)0022
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)0022
56Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)0011
Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia  (MKD)0011
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova  (MDA)0011
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan  (PAK)0011
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia  (TUN)0011
Totals (60 nations)4094084591276

All-time medal table – Greco-Roman – 1896–2016

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)34161060
2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)20172158
3Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)18211958
4Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)16121139
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)123722
6Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)116724
7Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)914932
8Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)75214
9Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)72716
10Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)681327
11Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)64919
12Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)58720
13Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)410620
14Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)46313
15Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)36615
16Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)35412
17Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)3339
18Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)3148
19Flag of Iran.svg  Iran  (IRI)3137
20Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt  (EGY)2327
21Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)2259
22Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia  (ARM)2237
23Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)2125
24Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)2114
25Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)16411
26Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)1359
27Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)1315
28Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia  (GEO)1247
29Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan  (AZE)1236
30Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)1225
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)1225
32Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan  (UZB)1012
33Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)1001
34Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)0437
35Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)0369
36Flag of Russia.svg  Russian Empire  (RU1)0303
37Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)0257
38Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)0145
39Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon  (LIB)0123
40Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)0112
41Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT)0101
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)0101
43Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)0011
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)0011
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova  (MDA)0011
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea  (PRK)0011
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)0011
Totals (47 nations)193194212599

All-time medal table – Freestyle – 1904–2016

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)513730118
2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)28151356
3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)28141456
4Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)1812939
5Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)189734
6Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)8101028
7Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)871025
8Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)7181237
9Flag of Iran.svg  Iran  (IRI)7131636
10Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)49720
11Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)44513
12Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)37717
13Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan  (AZE)35816
14Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)341017
15Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)34815
16Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea  (PRK)3249
17Olympic flag.svg  Unified Team  (EUN)3227
18Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)2349
19Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia  (GEO)22610
20Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)2259
21Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)2226
22Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)2158
23Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)2103
24Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan  (UZB)1225
25Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)1124
26Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany  (EUA)1102
27Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)1067
28Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)1012
29Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia  (MGL)0459
30Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)03811
31Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)0314
32Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)0303
33Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)0235
34Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)0213
35Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)0145
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)0145
37Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)0134
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)0134
39Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)0123
40Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia  (ARM)0101
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)0101
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)0101
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria  (SYR)0101
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan  (TJK)0101
45Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)0022
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)0022
47Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)0011
Flag of Macedonia.svg  Macedonia  (MKD)0011
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan  (PAK)0011
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia  (TUN)0011
Totals (50 nations)216214247677

Source: Wrestling Freestyle Olympics Medal Table at olympicmedals.com

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Freestyle wrestling style of amateur wrestling

Freestyle wrestling is a style of wrestling that is practiced throughout the world. Along with Greco-Roman, it is one of the two styles of wrestling contested in the Olympic Games. American high school and men's college wrestling is conducted under different rules and is termed scholastic and collegiate wrestling. American collegiate women's wrestling is conducted under freestyle rules.

2020 Summer Olympics Games of the 32nd Olympiad, to be held in Tokyo, Japan

The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is an international multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 23 July to 8 August 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Originally due to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020, the event was postponed in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite being rescheduled for 2021, the Games have retained the Tokyo 2020 name for marketing and branding purposes. This marks the first time that the Olympic Games have been postponed to a later date rather than cancelled altogether.

Baseball at the Summer Olympics Baseball at the Summer Olympics

Baseball at the Summer Olympics unofficially debuted at the 1904 Summer Olympics, and became an official Olympic sport at the 1992 Summer Olympics. The event was last played in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing with South Korea taking the gold; the sport was dropped from the Summer Olympic program, but will be revived as part of the program for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

117th IOC Session 117th International Olympic Committee Session held in Singapore from 2 to 9 July 2005

The 117th International Olympic Committee Session was held for the first time in Singapore from 2 to 9 July 2005. Two important decisions were made through voting during the session – namely the selection of the hosting city for the 2012 Summer Olympics, and a review of the 28 sports currently represented in the summer games.

Armen Nazaryan Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler

Armen Nazaryan is an Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler who later represented Bulgaria. Nazaryan is a two-time Olympic Champion, a three-time World Champion, and a six-time European Champion. After Armenia regained independence in 1991, Nazaryan became the first Olympic gold medalist for the country. He was recognized by the FILA as the best wrestler of the year in 1998 and 2003. In 2007, Nazaryan was inducted as a member of the FILA Hall of Fame.

United World Wrestling

United World Wrestling (UWW) is the international governing body for the sport of amateur wrestling; its duties include overseeing wrestling at the Olympics. It presides over international competitions for various forms of wrestling, including Greco-Roman wrestling, freestyle wrestling for men and women, as well as others. The flagship event of UWW is the Wrestling World Championships. It was formerly known as the FILA, having assumed its current name in September 2014.

Wrestling competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, were held at the China Agricultural University Gymnasium from 12–21 August 2008. It was split into two disciplines, Freestyle and Greco-Roman which are further divided into different weight categories. Men competed in both disciplines whereas women only took part in the freestyle events with 18 gold medals being awarded. This was the second Olympics with women's wrestling as an event.

2022 Winter Olympics 24th Olympic Winter Games, to be held in Beijing, China

The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, and commonly known as Beijing 2022, is an international winter multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 4 to 20 February 2022, in Beijing and towns in the neighboring Hebei province, China.

2024 Summer Olympics Games of the 33rd Olympiad, to be held in Paris, France

The 2024 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, and commonly known as Paris 2024, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024 in Paris, France.

Raphaël Martinetti is a Swiss businessman and was the president of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) from 2002 to 2013. He was elected to this position in 2002, succeeding Milan Ercegan from Yugoslavia. Previously, Martinetti was head of the FILA officiating committee and served on the FILA Bureau for twenty years.

Sagid Magomedovich Murtazaliev is a Russian freestyle wrestler. Born in Makhachkala, Dagestan and of Avar descent, Murtazaliev has won gold medals in heavyweight divisions at the 1999 FILA World Championships and the 2000 Summer Olympics.

125th IOC Session International Olympic Committee session

The 125th IOC Session took place at the Buenos Aires Hilton in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 7 to 10 September 2013. On 7 September, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) elected Tokyo as the host city of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Wrestling was restored to the Olympic sports program for 2020 and 2024. Thomas Bach was elected to an eight-year term as IOC President on 10 September.

Mnatsakan Iskandaryan Olympic wrestler

Mnatsakan Iskandaryan is a former Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler who competed for the Soviet Union and Russia. Iskandaryan is an Olympic Champion, three-time World Champion, and two-time European Champion. He earned the rank Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR in 1991 and was named Honoured Coach of Russia in 2000. In 2012, Iskandaryan was inducted into the FILA Hall of Fame as the sole Greco-Roman inductee. He's the second Armenian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, after Armen Nazaryan.

Wrestling has deep historical roots in Armenia. Wrestling existed in the Armenian Highlands since ancient times. Armenians have their own variant of the game called Kokh. It was recorded that King Tiridates III of Armenia won the Ancient Olympic Games in wrestling in 281 AD. During the Soviet era, wrestling became one of the most practiced sports in Armenia and remained popular after Armenia's independence in 1991. Armenian athletes have been successful at international competitions in the last two decades. Many have become World and European champions, both in Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling. Over half of the fifteen Armenian Olympic medalists and the two gold medal winners were wrestlers.

2022 Summer Youth Olympics

The 2026 Summer Youth Olympics, officially known as the IV Summer Youth Olympic Games, and commonly known as Dakar 2022 or Dakar 2026 will be the fourth edition of the Summer Youth Olympics, an international sports, education and cultural festival for teenagers, in a city designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was originally planned be held in Dakar, Senegal for 18 days from 22 October to 9 November 2022, becoming the first IOC event to be held in Africa. However it was postponed to 2026 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo causing knock-on scheduling issues for other IOC events.

The 2026 Summer Youth Olympics, officially known as the IV Summer Youth Olympic Games, and commonly known as Dakar 2026 will be the fourth edition of the Summer Youth Olympics, an international sports, education and cultural festival for teenagers, in a city designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It will be held in Dakar, Senegal in 2026, becoming the first IOC event to be held in Africa.

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