- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado wrestling league will allow a child who has dwarfism to wrestle younger kids under an agreement reached with the Justice Department.

The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1ObGxHR ) the department said in a news release Thursday that the settlement calls for Pikes Peak Wrestling League to allow the boy to compete against kids his weight and size of a younger age. The wrestling league, which has 4,000 youth members, had initially refused to do so.

The league has also agreed to adopt a disability nondiscrimination policy and train employees on requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the release, the league will pay an undisclosed amount in compensatory damages to the child identified in the complaint.

The agreement must be approved by the U.S. District Court in Denver.


Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com

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