Carol Huynh. (The Canadian Press)Olympic gold medallist Carol Huynh has wrestled many tough opponents during her career. The former Hazelton, B.C., native might now face her biggest challenge when she goes to the mat with the bureaucracy of the International Olympic Committee.
Huynh has been named chair of a Wrestling Canada committee which hopes to keep wrestling within the core Olympic program. Like the bad guy in television wrestling who pulls a set of brass knuckles out his shorts, the IOC blindsided most everyone when they voted last month to drop wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games to make room for another sport.
The most direct avenue for Huynh would be to put IOC president Jacques Rogge in a head lock and not release him until he admits his colleague made a big mistake. Instead, she and the other five committee members will follow a more diplomatic path of developing and implementing a strategy that ensures wrestling remains in the Olympics.
"I am excited and thrilled to take on these new duties,” Huynh, whoRead More »from Gold medallist Carol Huynh goes to the mat with IOC bureaucracy to keep wrestling in Games