Russia plans to appeal wrestling's drop from games
MOSCOW -- The Russian Olympic Committee says it plans to appeal to the IOC to restore wrestling to the games.
The International Olympic Committee voted Tuesday to drop wrestling from the Olympics from 2020.
Wrestling has been one of Russia's strongest sports: Soviet and Russian wrestlers have won 77 gold medals.
Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov says "we will use all of our strength to persuade the IOC not to exclude wrestling from the Olympic program."
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index
MORE OLYMPICS HEADLINES
- Durant, USA pull away from Spain to win gold
- Clippers' Paul has successful surgery on thumb
- Schmitt back to school after Olympic stardom
- Olympian Raisman, Poland Spring sign deal