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[ 12 Apr 2013 | One Comment ]
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Women’s Senegalese Wrestling and the Real Victims of the IOC
T.R. Foley
For centuries female wrestlers in Senegal have competed in seasonal wrestling matches as a way to help create good fortune for the annual rice crop. However, with the expansion of Olympic opportunities for women in wrestling the nation’s most-talented female wrestlers have become accustomed to using the sport as a vessel for recognition on the international stage and fighting for equal rights at home. It’s an opportunity that gives Senegalese women hope for …

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[ 13 May 2011 | 3 Comments ]

Traditional wrestling is like the new word you learn and then suddenly hear everywhere. A few months after I started researching this project I started hearing a lot about traditional styles across Africa – a country not well-known for dominance in Olympic style competition. Well after a few months I get more emails about African styles than most any other region of the world. They love their wrestling in countries like The Gambia, and, as you can see below, Senegal.

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