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. The Greco-Roman Wrestling events are for men only. Women's freestyle wresting was added in 2004.

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