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Moldovan athlete blames crowd for European Games quarter-final exit
Natalia Repesco of the Republic of Moldova admits that she was perhaps under-prepared for her quarter-final meeting with Ivana Jandric in the women's -68kg sambo event.
Jun 22, 10:30
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Yagub Abdullayev: 'Azerbaijan athletes motivated by host nation tag'
Azerbaijan sambo coach Yagub Abdullayev says that his side feels motivation instead of pressure given their status as the host nation of the European Games.
Jun 20, 13:07
Silver medalist Aleksei Shemarov of Belarus stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's Wrestling 125kg freestyle on day six of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 18, 2015
Wrestling silver medallist angry with lack of preparation
Belarus's Aleksei Shemarov blames his wrestling 125kg final defeat to Taha Akgul on a lack of preparation.
Jun 18, 19:46
Taha Akgul of Turkey celebrates winning gold against Aleksei Shemarov of Belarus during the Men's Wrestling 125kg freestyle final on day six of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 18, 2015
Athlete Ambassador Taha Akgul relieved to win wrestling gold
Athlete Ambassador Taha Akgul says that he felt an increased responsibility to win wrestling gold in the men's 125kg freestyle.
Jun 18, 19:28
Gold medalist Abdulrashid Sadulaev of Russia stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's Wrestling 86kg freestyle on day six of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 18, 2015
Abdulrashid Sadulaev: 'I didn't let my coaches down'
The Russian Federation's Abdulrashid Sadulaev admits that he is "very happy" to become the 86kg European champion.
Jun 18, 18:18
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Russian Federation's Viktor Lebedev pleased to have coped with pressure
Russian Federation's Viktor Lebedev reveals that he was delighted to live up to his own expectations at the European Games by winning the gold medal in his event.
Jun 17, 19:52
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Russian Federation's Aniuar Geduev: 'I was fortunate to win gold medal'
Russian Federation wrestler Aniuar Geduev concedes that he was "lucky" to beat Turkey's Soner Demirtas to win the gold medal in the men's 74kg freestyle at the European Games.
Jun 17, 19:32
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Italy's Frank Chamizo Marquez "furious" with final defeat
Italy's Frank Chamizo Marquez reveals his fury with his performance as loses his gold-medal match in the men's 65kg freestyle wrestling at the European Games.
Jun 17, 18:32
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Germany's Marcel Ewald satisfied with silver medal at European Games
Germany's Marcel Ewald admits that he was elated to win a silver medal in the men's 57kg freestyle wrestling after being given a second chance at the European Games.
Jun 17, 17:59
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German wrestler reaches final after suspensions for "brutality" in Baku
Germany's Marcel Ewald is confident of beating Viktor Lebedev after a fortunate route to the final at the European Games.
Jun 17, 14:22
Georgia's Vladimer Khinchegashvili celebrates gold in the men's freestyle 57 kg category of the freestyle Wrestling European Championships in Vantaa, Finland on April 2, 2014
Wrestling semi-final repeated after suspensions for brutality
One of the semi-finals in the men's freestyle 57kg wrestling event is repeated after both athletes are suspended for "brutality" during the original contest.
Jun 17, 12:01
Gold medalist Vasilisa Marzaliuk of Belarus poses with the medal won in the Women's Wrestling 75kg Freestyle final during day four of the Baku 2015 European Games at Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 16, 2015
Belarus wrestler Vasilisa Marzaliuk delighted with "special victory"
Belarus wrestler Vasilisa Marzaliuk admits that she was delighted to secure her country's fifth gold medal of the European Games by winning the women's freestyle 75kg in Baku.
Jun 16, 19:54
Gold medalist Valeriia Lazinskaia of Russia poses with the medal won in the Women's Wrestling 63kg Freestyle final during day four of the Baku 2015 European Games at Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 16, 2015
Russian Federation wrestler Valeriia Lazinskaia "proud" of gold medal win
Russian Federation wrestler Valeriia Lazinskaia admits that she was very proud of her gold medal win in the women's freestyle 63kg at the European Games.
Jun 16, 19:09
Fireworks erupt over the stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the Baku 2015 European Games at the National Stadium on June 12, 2015
Norway's Grace Bullen satisfied with bronze in women's 58kg freestyle wrestling
Norway wrestler Grace Bullen insists that she can only improve in her event after taking a bronze medal in the women's 58kg freestyle at the European Games.
Jun 16, 18:30
Gold medalist Emese Barka of Hungary celebrates with the medal won in the Women's Wrestling 58kg Freestyle final during day four of the Baku 2015 European Games at Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 16, 2015
Hungary's Emese Barka: "I wasn't in perfect form"
Hungary's Emese Barka reveals that her focus was key to guiding her to the gold triumph in the final of the women's 58kg freestyle wrestling at the European Games.
Jun 16, 18:12
Gold medalist Anzhela Dorogan of Azerbaijan celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's Wrestling 53kg Freestyle during day four of the Baku 2015 European Games at Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 16, 2015
Azerbaijan's Anzhela Dorogan elated with gold medal win
Azerbaijan wrestler Anzhela Dorogan reveals her delight over securing the gold medal in the women's 53kg freestyle at the European Games.
Jun 16, 17:17
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Ukrainian wrestler calls herself 'beautiful and afraid of nothing'
Ukrainian wrestler Yuliia Tkach calls herself as a "beautiful girl" ahead of her freestyle 63kg final at the European Games.
Jun 16, 14:43
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Alina Stadnik desperate to see Ukraine win more golds
Alina Stadnik is hopeful that there will be more success for Ukraine at the European Games after she won gold in the 69kg freestyle wrestling final.
Jun 15, 18:40
Performers depict the national flag of Azerbaijan during the Opening Ceremony for the Baku 2015 European Games at the National Stadium on June 12, 2015
Azerbaijan wrestler revels in gold after being flag bearer at European Games
Mariya Stadnyk speaks of her pride after winning gold in the women's freestyle 48kg wrestling and being the flag bearer at the opening ceremony.
Jun 15, 16:33
Yana Rattigan of England with her Silver medal after the 48kg Freestyle Wrestling Gold medal match on July 29, 2014
Britain's Yana Rattigan focusing on positives after European Games defeat
Yana Rattigan remains upbeat in the wake of her 4-1 first-round defeat against Oleksandra Kogut at the inaugural European Games.
Jun 15, 12:23
A general view of the Baku Olympic Stadium
Riza Kayaalp: 'Effort in training put me in a good position for final'
Turkish wrestler Riza Kayaalp suggests that working hard in training helped to put him a good position for his gold-medal winning victory at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 14, 20:00
Elvin Mursaliyev of Azerbaijan celebrates victory over Viktor Nemes of Serbia during the Men's Wrestling 75kg Greco Roman final during day two of the Baku 2015 European Games at Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 14, 2015
Viktor Nemes: 'I ran out of time against Elvin Mursaliyev during 75kg defeat'
Serbian wrestler Viktor Nemes suggests that he ran out of time during his men's Greco-Roman 75kg final defeat to Azerbaijan's Elvin Mursaliyev at the European Games.
Jun 14, 19:20
Russias Artem Surkov holds aloft his national flag following his bout against Armenias Migran Arutyunyan in the mens Greco-Roman 66kg wrestling Gold medal event of the 2015 European Games in Baku on June 14, 2015
Artem Surkov: 'I deserved gold-medal victory in men's Greco-Roman 66kg final'
Russian Federation wrestler Artem Surkov says that he fully deserved his gold-medal win over Migran Arutyunyan in the men's Greco-Roman 66kg final at the European Games.
Jun 14, 19:06
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Davit Chakvetadze: 'I cannot express how happy I am to win'
Russian Federation wrestler Davit Chakvetadze says that he cannot find words to describe how he feels after winning gold in the men's Greco-Roman 85kg at the European Games.
Jun 14, 18:36
Nenad Zugaj of Croatia (blue) and Ramsin Azizsir of Germany compete in the Men's Wrestling 85kg Greco Roman bronze final during day two of the Baku 2015 European Games at Heydar Aliyev Arena on June 14, 2015
Wrestler Ramsin Azizsir: 'I wasn't given enough time to recover'
Germany's Ramsin Azizsir says that he did not get long enough to recover between matches in the Greco-Roman wrestling event at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 14, 11:21
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Frank Staebler happy with first ever German medal in European Games
German Greco-Roman wrestler Frank Staebler expresses his delight at making history by winning his country's first ever European Games medal in Baku.
Jun 13, 17:29
Russia's Islam Magomedov (top) wrestles with Germany's Oliver Hassler during their mens greco-roman 98kg wrestling qualification event of the 2015 European Games in Baku on June 13, 2015
Oliver Hassler blames injury for European Games exit
Oliver Hassler says that injuries played a part in his first-round exit at the European Games.
Jun 13, 12:09
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Zakarias Tallroth looking to father for inspiration to succeed
Swedish wrestler Zakarias Tallroth suggests that having an Olympic silver medallist for a father will help to inspire him to succeed at the European Games in Baku.
Jun 12, 12:48
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Mexican wrestler dies during match with ex-WWE superstar
Mexican wrestler Hijo del Perro Aguayo dies after receiving a flying kick to the face during a tag-team match.
Mar 22, 15:17
Sasha Madyarchyk of England lifts Marno Plaatjies of South Africa in the Men's 61kg Wrestling at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 30, 2014
England's Sasha Madyarchyk sad to end wrestling career with defeat
Sasha Madyarchyk admits that it is disappointing to end his wrestling career on a bum note after missing out on a Commonwealth medal.
Jul 30, 20:50
Leon Rattigan of England competes with Umair Tariq of Pakistan in the Men's 61kg wrestling at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 30, 2014
England wrestler Leon Rattigan hails 'amazing Commonwealth Games achievement'
Team England's Leon Rattigan says that winning successive bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games is an "amazing achievement".
Jul 30, 19:20
Leon Rattigan of England competes with Umair Tariq of Pakistan in the Men's 61kg wrestling at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 30, 2014
Leon Rattigan: 'I'll give my all to win bronze for Team England'
Leon Rattigan says that he will 'leave his heart on the mat' in his bronze-medal encounter with Soso Tamarau in the men's wrestling 97kg freestyle event.
Jul 30, 17:43
Leon Rattigan of England competes with Umair Tariq of Pakistan in the Men's 61kg wrestling at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 30, 2014
Leon Rattigan to fight for bronze after defeat
Leon Rattigan cannot follow wife Yana by reaching a Commonwealth Games final but will now have the chance to wrestle for bronze in the men's freestyle 97kg.
Jul 30, 14:28
A picture of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games logo on June 7, 2014
Chinu Chinu aims to inspire next generation
Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Chinu Chinu hopes that his exploits in Glasgow help inspire the next generation of English wrestlers.
Jul 29, 20:43
Yana Rattigan of England with her Silver medal after the 48kg Freestyle Wrestling Gold medal match on July 29, 2014
England's Yana Rattigan: 'I wanted gold medal'
Yana Rattigan admits that she is disappointed with her Commonwealth Games silver medal.
Jul 29, 18:56
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge shows the name of the city of Tokyo elected to host the 2020 Summer Olympics during a session of the IOC in Buenos Aires, on September 7, 2013
International Olympic Committee reinstate wrestling
Wrestling beats squash and baseball/softball to be reinstated back into the Olympic programme for the 2020 Games.
Sep 8, 16:47
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Squash, baseball, softball, wrestling in Olympic contention
Squash, baseball/softball and wrestling are in contention for a place at the 2020 Olympics.
May 29, 18:25
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Wrestling to be excluded from 2020 Olympic Games
The IOC votes to exclude wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games following a look into all the sports at London 2012.
Feb 12, 11:33
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Wrestler Soslan Tigiev stripped of Olympic medal over doping
Uzbekistani wrestler Soslan Tigiev tests positive for a banned stimulant after winning bronze in London.
Nov 7, 21:00