The following article is an interview with wrestling’s new world leader, Nenad Lalovic. In it, President Lalovic states the obvious; that wrestling’s departure from the Olympics was the fault of FILA and its Board members, not the IOC.
I’m sure this doesn’t surprise many of us but it is a little unnerving as it appears that USAWrestling either doesn’t get it or is purposely diverting blame? Was this an attack on the sport or was it a corrective measure the IOC took toward wrestling’s leadership? Either way it begs the question; is USAWrestling that out of touch or are they purposely diverting responsibility.
If they’re out of touch, we need to take a strong look at who’s leading us. If it’s the second, the wrestling community has been asked to spend millions to fix something that was never broken.
Here’s the full article – http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite5_1_26/07/2013_511456