USA Wrestling me­dia to face back­ground check

The Republican Herald - - SPORTS -

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.

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