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Putin indicates support for Olympic wrestling

Updated: March 14, 2013, 10:34 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Dropping wrestling from the Olympics would not sit well with Vladimir Putin.

Putin was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying Wednesday "the removal from the Olympic program of traditional forms of sports, which were its basis from the beginning and were in the program of the Olympic Games even in the time of ancient Greece ... is unjustified."

Putin says he hopes Russia will discuss the issue with the IOC.

Wrestling is one of Russia's strongest Olympic events, ...

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