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Wrestling to put on showcase in Vegas

Wrestling set to showcase the sport with world championships in Las Vegas

Wrestling to put on showcase in Vegas

One of the first things the international wrestling federation did when it found out its Olympic spot was in peril was to schedule the final world championships of the 2016 Games cycle in Las Vegas.

If the International Olympic Committee was going to make Rio De Janeiro wrestling's last Olympic stop, wrestling wanted to literally go out in style.

Starting Monday, the center of a sport long criticized for being boring moves to one of the world's most exciting cities.

The rebranded and reorganized sport takes center stage at the Orleans Arena, with 24 world titles and tons of trips to Rio on the line.

Updated : 2021-09-19 08:06 GMT+08:00