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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, February 10, 1975 Lively party gave kick-off It was Feb. llth, 1974 and more than Southern Albertans jammed the Ex- hibition Pavilion to give the 1975 Canada Winter Games its official sendoff. "Countdown partygoers left very little space on the main floor of the Pavilion and as well spilled over into the bleachers that en- circled three sides of the display. There was something there for everyone from Pharley Pheasant to dis-- plays of eight of the 16 sports which will be com- peted jn during the Winter Games. With backing from the swinging Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Band, the evening was truly an exciting sendoff (or the Games. A few brief speeches were tossed in for good measure and the dreams of so many Southern Alber- tans all of a sudden were reality. The eight sports, including judo, boxing, wrestling, fencing, table tennis, gymnastics, weightlifting, and volleyball, were demonstrated in 15 minute intervals on a mat on the centre of the floor. Ringing the floor were booths displaying ap- paratus used in the various sports and souveniors of this once in a lifetime happening. With two life size Pharley's making the rounds handing "out souvenior buttons the merriment went for almost three The initial copy of Countdown also made the rounds that evening. The evening had a great deal in which young and old alike could show their interests. The dance for the young people, but old people were invited to take part as was held in the 4-H building. Wrestling bouts promise action Amateur wrestling ver- sus professional wrestling? No contest when it comes Yes, the word is GO For The Canada Winter Games in Lethbridge STARTING TOMORROW We congratulate and extend Best Wishes for every success to all who had a part In the planning of this huge venture also to the many competitors in the various sports represented. OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 238 36th Strttt North, CALGARY EDMONTON -BROOKS "Serving Western Canada for 25 Years" to showmanship. But that's where the two real com- parisons end. Professional wrestling has considerable appeal for some people, but it is con- sidered more show than go by most. On the other hand amateur wrestling has maintained its prestige and as a result has enjoyed con- tinued growth and success. Wrestling styles, like in professional and amateur differ greatly, almost as much as night and day Sumo wrestling, for ex- ample, got its start in Japan. It has always been a sport for the largest of men. At one time the champion, Dewagatski, weighed in at 420 pounds. Two distinct types of wrestling are allowed in Olympic Games competi- tion Greco Roman and free style. In Greco Roman, contestants may use only that part of tne body that is above tfle waist, while there is no restriction in free style, hence the expression "catch as catch can." Free style is the only type of wrestling on dis- play at the Canada Winter. Games. A fall is counted when both shoulders of an opponent touch the floor. Unlike professional wrestling, the amateur version does not allow blows, while the use of karate results in im- mediate expulsion from the tournament. Strange holds are also prohibited, and a wrestler must not immobilize both arms and legs of an op- ponent. At least one limb must remain free to allow an opponent, though han- dicapped, to continue the match. Specifications for wrestlers in the 1975 Games states that their age shall be from 15-20 competitor from each years and their weight province and territory in 105.5 to 143 pounds and one each weight division. WRESTLING Thursday, Feb. 13 11 a.m.-9 Friday, Feb. U 11 a.m.-9 Saturday, Feb. 15 II a.m.-S WELCOME Visitors and Competitors to Lethbridge for the JEUX CANADA WINTER GAMES far all your FLORAL NEEDS visit Fraches' Don't forget VALENTINE'S DAY Friday, February 14th Send HER A lovely Bouquet FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP PhoiM 327-2666 ;