FILA Looks To Social Media To Save Olympic Wrestling

The International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles, FILA, has launched the #TakeAStance campaign. FILA is encouraging wrestlers, fans and supporters all over the world to send photos of themselves in their wrestling stance, to takeastancewrestling@gmail.com, and look for them to be uploaded on the FILA Official Facebook page.

Olympic wrestling fans are also invited to post images on Facebook and Twitter of themselves, their friends or teammates, in the classic wrestling stance with the hashtag #TakeAStance.

FILA President Nenad Lalovic said, “#TakeAStance is an easy way for all wrestling fans from around the world to show their support for Olympic wrestling. Regardless of which one of our 177 national federations you wrestle for or support, we encourage everyone that wants to Save Olympic Wrestling to take part in this fun and engaging social media campaign”.

FILA is also offering the wrestling community another way to #TakeAStance. It recently launched a Thunderclap drive – a social media tool that allows users to donate one post and/or tweet to amplify their cause through one unified message shared by multiple users.

On Wednesday, August 12, at 12 noon EST, across hundreds of unique Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr accounts, the message “Did you know YOU can help Save Olympic Wrestling? Help me spread the word today” will be shared in unison creating a swell of support to keep wrestling in the Olympic Games.

The #TakeAStance movement runs from now until the final vote at the 125th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September when the IOC will vote on which sport will be included in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

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