Chart: Wrestling's big moves

  • Updated: May 28, 2013 - 9:52 PM



After the International Olympic Committee’s executive board recommended that wrestling be eliminated as an Olympic sport in 2020, FILA — the sport’s international governing body — asked member nations to suggest rule changes. At a meeting May 18, it adopted several new rules designed to make the sport more exciting. Some of those include:

• Switching from three periods of two minutes each to two periods of three minutes each.

• Scoring will be cumulative throughout the match, rather than matches being decided in a best-of-three-periods format, which will give wrestlers an incentive to try to score more.

• Takedowns will be worth two points, making them more valuable than the single point for a pushout or penalty.

 In freestyle, passive wrestlers will get a verbal warning from the official on the first offense. If a second offense is called, the wrestler will have 30 seconds to score a point; if that does not happen, the opponent is awarded a point. If neither wrestler scores in the first two minutes of a period, the referee will designate one as passive, and that athlete must score within 30 seconds or the opponent will receive a point.

• In Greco-Roman, a passive wrestler will first receive a verbal warning. A second offense will result in a caution, with the opponent choosing whether to start from a par terre or standing position. A third offense will award a point to the opponent, and a fourth will end the bout, with the opponent winning by fall.

Rachel Blount

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Philadelphia 2 Bottom 9th Inning
Washington 1
Seattle 1 Bottom 8th Inning
Baltimore 2
Texas 1 Bottom 6th Inning
Cleveland 12
Colorado 2 Bottom 7th Inning
Detroit 3
Cincinnati 4 Top 8th Inning
Miami 1
San Francisco - WP: R. Vogelsong 5 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: J. Niese 1
LA Angels 5 Top 6th Inning
Tampa Bay 3
NY Yankees 2 Bottom 7th Inning
Boston 3
Minnesota 5 Top 4th Inning
Chicago WSox 3
Toronto 1 Bottom 4th Inning
Houston 1
Milwaukee 2 Bottom 4th Inning
St. Louis 0
Kansas City - J. Guthrie 8:35 PM
Oakland - S. Gray
Pittsburgh - E. Volquez 8:40 PM
Arizona - V. Nuno
Atlanta - M. Minor 9:10 PM
San Diego - E. Stults
Chicago Cubs - K. Hendricks 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - D. Haren
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Indianapolis 8/7/14 6:00 PM
NY Jets
San Francisco 8/7/14 6:30 PM
New England 8/7/14 6:30 PM
Cincinnati 8/7/14 7:00 PM
Kansas City
Seattle 8/7/14 8:00 PM
Dallas 8/7/14 9:00 PM
San Diego
Philadelphia 0 2nd Half 44:55
Sporting Kansas City 0
Winnipeg 27 FINAL
Hamilton 26
Toronto 19 12:40
Montreal 5
Brt Columbia 9:00 PM
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Saskatchewan 8/7/14 7:30 PM
Edmonton 8/8/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton 8/8/14 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 8/9/14 6:30 PM
Connecticut 67 4th Qtr 7:45
San Antonio 55





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