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    Off topic but did Martinetti ever wrestle? To my knowledge ha hasn't. I'd like to know how he got be president. Add to that he always looks drunk and his tie is always undone.

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    Default Re: CSKA Team Cup in Russia in December will be worth $200K

    He did but I don't know whether he had any success internationally. I'll ask about this.
    I don't see his name in fila database.

    Search the database by name Martinetti. There are 7 Martinettis there. All they are relatives:
    Jimmy (the most successful) and Etienne are brothers of Raphael Martinetti.
    David (GR) is his son.
    William, Lionel, Laurent and Gregory (FS, wrestled in Baku) are his brothers' sons.

    All they are native of Martigny, southwest Switzerland, a town with traditions in FS and GR. The Swiss Grand Prix is held there. After being elected the fila president, R. Martinetti established another one international tournament (juniors & cadets) in the town - The Raphael Martinetti Cup. Its next edition will be in November.

    In the 70s, the future fila president was president of the local wrestling club (http://www.lutte-martigny.ch).
    Last edited by akzent; 10-20-2007 at 02:18 AM.

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    Default Re: CSKA Team Cup in Russia in December will be worth $200K

    I made some research. The result: In Switzerland, Raphy Martinetti has been known as a good Schwinger rather than as a wrestler in any international style! Schwingen is the the Swiss folk style which has always been much more popular that freestyle or greco there.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwingen
    http://www.picture-newsletter.com/schwingen/index.htm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRJQpXMAm3E

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