Traditional Indian wrestlers get down and dirty in their training as sport itself faces dark days (gallery)

Published: February 13, 2013

Wrestlers are photographed during a training session at the Mahatma Phule Vyayam Mandir Kushti (traditional Indian wrestling) academy in Mumbai, India on Feb. 13, 2013. Wrestlers around the world on Wednesday vowed to fight to save the ancient sport’s Olympic status, after the International Olympic Committee voted to drop it for the 2020 Games.


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Wrestlers are photographed during a training session at the Mahatma Phule Vyayam Mandir Kushti (traditional Indian wrestling) academy in Mumbai, India on Feb. 13, 2013. Wrestlers around the world on Wednesday vowed to fight to save the ancient sport's Olympic status, after the International Olympic Committee voted to drop it for the 2020 Games. Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images


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