Excellent endorsement of FILA.
Read what Eric Akin had to say on mixedmartialarts.com.
"The IOC said they were fed up with the controversies at FILA," explained Akin. "Theyâ€™ve been warning FILA for 3 Olympics. In 2008, the Greco-Roman wrestler threw his bronze medal across the arena at the awards ceremony. It was because he took two raw calls, two Olympics in a row. He canâ€™t come back."
"I think (the IOC is) just fed up with what FILA is done. There have been a lot of bad reports after Olympics. Countries reporting FILA for different controversies. We kind of did it to ourselves because we let FILA control wrestling and everyone was afraid to step up. They just want to play the political game."
"Wrestling is a sport that doesnâ€™t have a lot of popularity in some countries. What they started to do brackets they would seed you by having you pull a keychain or a trinket with a number when you step off the scale. They say they do that to let other countries get to the medal matches. So the first weight class will happen and Russia or the US will get three golds. Then their next group of guys will come out and start competing and theyâ€™ll get screwed really bad. Their excuse will be 'you guys already have three golds, you donâ€™t need another one.' Well that other guy doesnâ€™t care how many his country has. He wants it for himself. They act like itâ€™s something they delegate to countries."
"What wrestling really needs is a brand new governing body. I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if the IOC says 'FILA, youâ€™re done.' Wrestling needs to appoint itself a new governing body because itâ€™s not FILA."