USA Wrestling media to face background check
USA Wrestling will require media members seeking to cover federation-sponsored events to undergo a background check, which is believed to be the first such requirement of its kind for a governing body in the U.S.
The federation announced the move Monday, saying it was designed to increase safety. The requirements include a mandatory hour-long U.S. Center for Safe Sports online video and will go into effect immediately.
The new procedures will be used for the first time for next week’s U.S. Open in Las Vegas.