The Cuban Federation of Associated Wrestling reiterated today its disagreement with the exclusion of this sport from the 2020 Olympic Games and proposed a direct request to the OIC´s Executive Board in order for them to consider the decision.
Bellow is reproduced the full text of the message sent to Raphael Martinetti, president of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling and Francisco Eduardo Lee, president of the Pan American Council of Associated Wrestling:
On behalf of the Cuban Federation of Wrestling and its Executive as well as the Cuban Olympic Committee´s firm position, which by precept has the duty to protect their Associated Federations I make a direct request to the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee.
The Olympic wrestling is practiced worldwide in 180 National Federations; it is accepted by the public in general and as a rule they don´t cause trauma. It is not an expensive sport, with many years of experience and history in the World Sports Movement and we consider this should be our request.
Mister President Lee, for the aforementioned purposes, we urge the OIC´s Executive Board to consider the decision taken.
Eduardo Pérez Téllez,
President of the Cuban Wrestling Federation
In accordance with the Cuban Olympic Committee
José R. Fernández,
President of the Cuban Olympic Committee