Wrestling at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is scheduled to take place from 14 to 21 August at the Olympic Training Center in Barra da Tijuca.
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Olympic wrestling competition consists of two disciplines: Greco-Roman, in which athletes use their upper bodies and arms only; and free style, in which athletes can use any part of their body.
Wrestling bouts take place on a 12 meter square mat and can last for a maximum of three periods of two minutes each. The aim is to pin the opponent’s shoulder on the ground. A period is won by technical superiority, scoring two holds worth three points, or gaining a six-point lead.