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Full Circle: The 209 Days That United the World and Saved an Olympic Sport T.R. Foley

Full Circle: The 209 Days That United the World and Saved an Olympic Sport

T.R. Foley

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ISBN : 9780991343805
Hardcover
112 pages
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On Tuesday, Feb. 12 the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee recommended wrestling be eliminated from the 2020 Olympic Games. The wrestling world was outraged, and by Wednesday wrestling leadership around the world had responded toMoreOn Tuesday, Feb. 12 the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee recommended wrestling be eliminated from the 2020 Olympic Games. The wrestling world was outraged, and by Wednesday wrestling leadership around the world had responded to their sports elimination by creating what would become the largest sport-reinstatement campaign in Olympic history. Written by international wrestling journalist T.R. Foley, Full Circle is an up-close history of wrestlings fight for Olympic reinstatement. In addition to giving readers insight about the American-lead effort to Save Olympic Wrestling, Full Circle pays close attention to the efforts of Nenad Lalovic, the polyglot Serbian businessman tasked with improving the international governing body of wrestling, known as FILA. Lalovic, along with the support of wrestling federations from the United States, Russia, Iran, Japan and dozens more, helps craft what will become one of the most effective and inspiring media-savvy campaigns in Olympic history. Utilizing never-before-seen photographs from events like Rumble on the Rails and the social media campaign #TakeAStance, Full Circle recognizes each significant moment of the Save Olympic Wrestling campaign. From Tehran to New York, Moscow to Ulaanbaatar, Foley delivers readers a book that will stand as the definitive global history of the fight to Save Olympic Wrestling.