Italian Olive Oil Producer Bellucci Premium Responds to an Article Discussing the 653rd Kirkpinar Wrestling Competition

Italian olive oil producer Bellucci Premium comments on an article about olive oil used in the Turkish wrestling competition known as the Kirkpinar.

BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Italian olive oil producer Bellucci Premium responds to an article published by the Olive Oil Times that discusses the incredible amount of olive oil used in the 653rd Kirkpinar in Edime, Turkey.

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According to an article published by the Olive Oil Times on June 23rd titled "Fatih Atli Wins 653rd Kirkpinar," more than 100 drums of oil were used in this year's Annual Kirkpinar oil wrestling tournament. Beginning in 1356, the Kirkpinar wrestling tournament has been held around the area of Edime, Turkey and involves a large weeklong competition where the Turkish gather together as a community. Although the festival includes more than just wrestling, by far the most striking thing about the tournament is the massive amount of oilve oil used by wrestlers.

Oil wrestling is a common sport in Western Europe and has been around for hundreds of years. The earliest known presence of the sport dates all the way back to 2650 BCE near Babylon. Olive oil is the main component of the sport, and it also has many other applications throughout the tournament, including being used in food being served in the tournament.

Susan Testa, Director of Sales and Marketing for high-quality Italian olive oil producer Bellucci Premium, says, "Olive oil has been used throughout the eastern hemisphere for centuries, but I find this application particularly interesting. The versatility of olive products does not cease to surprise me."

Bellucci offers three different types of oil, including an organic option, with a mild peppery flavor and fruity undertones that will satisfy any palate. Bellucci Premium Toscano extra virgin olive oil uses olives that are grown on the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany, and maintained by 3rd and 4th generation farmers.  The third type of oil Bellucci produces is the finest 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, grown in many different regions of Italy.

Media Contact: Scott Darrohn, Bellucci Premium, 855-347-4228,

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