The Executive Board of FILA, wrestling’s governing body, selected Las Vegas as the host of the 2015 Wrestling World Championships. The Championships will be held at the Orleans Arena in September of 2015. Vegas won out over competing cities Sochi, Russia; Panama City, Panama; New Delhi, India; and Tehran, Iran. The 2015 World Championships are particularly important because they will serve as the first qualifier for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The US has served as a host to five previous Wrestling World Championship events. The most recent World Championship hosted by the US was the 2003 tournament held in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The 2003 event brought together NYC’s wrestling community and the collaboration eventually led to the formation of Beat the Streets.
For more info, read the article at TheMat.com.
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