This form of competitive sport dates back as far as 3000 B.C.
Wrestling has been an Olympic sport since the first ancient Greek Olympic Games that took place in 708 B.C. This sport was also one of the key competitions at the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896.
Nowadays, Greco-Roman wrestling is still an Olympic sport, and the nations dominating in it include the Russian Federation and the United States. There are several nations in the world that have wrestling as a national sport. These include Turkey, Iran and Mongolia.