Going to the Mat for Wrestling: A Panel Discussion on the Status of Olympic Wrestling


Source: Western Sports Info

LONDON, Ont. – The Western Mustangs, in conjunction with theCanadian Olympic Committee and Wrestling Canada, are proud to hosta panel discussion on the status and future of Olympic Wrestling onWednesday, February 27 at 5:00 p.m. on the Western UniversityCampus. The event can also be streamed live at the link listedbelow.

Live Stream:http://www.ssncanada.ca/game/5180/

Media and the public are invited to attend this panel discussionthat will examine the current and future wrestling landscape inlight of the recent decision by the International Olympic Committeeto remove wrestling from the Olympic sport program in 2020.

Panelists include Caroline Assalian, the Chief Sport Officer forthe Canadian Olympic Committee, Tamara Medwidsky, ExecutiveDirector for Wrestling Canada, Dr. Bob Barney, Professor Emeritusat Western’s International Centre for Olympic Studies, as well ascoach and athlete representatives. The moderator for the event willbe former Sun Media and Globe and Mail sports editor DavidLangford.

The panel is being presented as part of the CanadianInteruniversity Sport Wrestling Championships that will take placeMarch 1-2 at Western’s Alumni Hall.

What: Going to the Mat for Wrestling: A PanelDiscussion on the Status of Olympic Wrestling

When: Wednesday, February 27 at 5:00 p.m.

Where: Spencer Engineering Building, Room 1059on the Western University Campus
For campus parking info click here:http://www.uwo.ca/parking/visitormap.pdf

Who: Moderator David Langford, former Sun Mediaand Globe and Mail sports editor
Caroline Assalian, Chief Sport Officer, Canadian OlympicCommittee
Tamara Medwidsky, Executive Director, Wrestling Canadian
Dr. Bob Barney, Professor Emeritus, International Centre forOlympic Studies
Richard McLaren, Internationall recognized sports arbitrator, Courtof Arbitration for Sport at six Olympic Games, Law Professor -Western University, Saeed Azarbayjani, 2008 Olympian, AssistantCoach, Western University

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