Agence France-PresseSeptember 4, 2013 05:14
Bulgaria's parliament adopted a special declaration Wednesday to back wrestling as an Olympic sport ahead of a key International Olympic Committee (IOC) vote in Buenos Aires on Sunday.
"For us, Bulgarians, wrestling is the sport that brought the most Olympic medals," Socialist party lawmaker Hristo Monov told lawmakers when presenting the declaration.
It was adopted with the backing of 188 MPs, one vote against and four abstentions.
Wrestling has been Bulgaria's most successful Olympic sport, with its athletes winning a total of 65 medals, including 16 gold medals.