Greco-Roman Wrestling at the Olympic Games

Wrestling has had a long association with the Olympic Games. Wrestling was an event at the ancient Olympic Games. The organizers of the first Olympic Games in 1896 included Greco-Roman wrestling, a style they believed to be an exact carryover from the wrestling styles used in ancient times. Since the first Games, Greco-Roman wrestling has been included in every Olympic program, with the exception of the 1900 Summer Olympics.

In 1904, the Olympic Games added the second wrestling event, freestyle wrestling.

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