Wrestling

British wrestler Hosseinpoor banned for two years after positive drugs test

By Zjan Shirinian

Vahid Hosseinpoor has been banned for two years after testing positive for tamoxifen ©AFP/Getty ImagesBritish wrestler Vahid Hosseinpoor has been banned for two years after testing positive for drugs during his country's Senior Wrestling Championships.

Ebola-hit nations should be banned from World Wrestling Championships, warn Uzbekistan

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

It is has reportedly been recommended that athletes from Ebola-hit nations are not allowed to participate at the World Wrestling Championships, taking place in Tashkent ©Wikimedia CommonsUzbekistan's Public Health Ministry has reportedly recommended that athletes from countries affected by Ebola are not invited to next month's World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent.

India and Canada wins two titles apiece on final day of wrestling action at Glasgow 2014

By Nick Butler at the SECC Precinct in Glasgow

Yogeshwar Dutt of India celebrates a fifth gold for India ©AFP/Getty ImagesIndia's Yogeshwar Dutt provided a highlight on the final day of action on the mat as he earned his country's fifth wrestling gold medal here in the under 63kg freestyle category, but Canada also scooped double gold to end with seven victories overall.

Triple wresting gold for Canada as Indians falter at Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

David Tremblay was one of three Canadian wrestlers to strike gold in Glasgow today ©Getty Images Canadian freestyle wrestlers claimed a hat-trick of Commonwealth Games gold medals here at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), while Nigeria came away with two wins, but it was a bad night for India who had four athletes lose in their respective finals.

Wrestlers competing at Nanjing 2014 named

By Zjan Shirinian

The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles has announced the names of the 112 wrestlers who will compete at Nanjing 2014 ©Getty ImagesThe 112 wrestlers who will compete at next month's Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing have been named by the sport's governing body.

Universities in Iran and Greece agree collaborative effort in development of wrestling

By Paul Osborne

The University of Guilan in Iran and the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece have signed a collaborative agreement ©FILAUniversities in Iran and Greece have signed an agreement to collaborate coursework, seminars and research in the sport of wrestling, it was announced today.

Iranian world champion wrestler provisionally suspended after failing drugs test

By Paul Osborne

Taleb Nematpour has been provisionally suspended by FILA after failing an anti-doping test ©Getty ImagesIranian world wrestling champion Taleb Nematpour has been provisionally suspended by the sport's governing body after failing an anti-doping test.

Commonwealth Wrestling Association chairman backs Igali for FILA Bureau place

By Emily Goddard

Daniel Igali is running for a place on the FILA Bureau ©Getty ImagesJosip Mrkoci, chairman of the Commonwealth Wrestling Association, has backed Nigerian-born Olympic gold medallist Daniel Igali for a place on the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) ruling Bureau.

Lalovic to stand unopposed for re-election as FILA President

By Duncan Mackay

Nenad Lalovic will stand unopposed for re-election as FILA President ©FILANenad Lalovic is to run unopposed for a six-year term as President of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA), it was announced today.
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