IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics

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    Wrestling is to be dropped from the programme of the 2020 Games, the International Olympic Committee executive board recommended Tuesday.

    The IOC leaders’ move was seen a surprise as modern pentathlon had appeared the most vulnerable sport as the IOC reviewed the 26 current summer sports.

    The final decision, seen as a formality, will be made by the IOC Session in September in Buenos Aires where wrestling can also seek to be included again, along with seven other sports.

    “The EB recommended that wrestling not be included on the list of core sports,” the IOC said in a statement.

    “Wrestling will now join the seven shortlisted sports — baseball/softball, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding and wushu — vying for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic programme as an additional sport.” Wrestling had 18 medal events (11 freestyle, seven Greco—Roman) at the London 2012 edition, with Russia the most successful nation with four golds, two silvers and five bronze and 38 nations winning medals.

    “In an effort to ensure the Olympic Games remain relevant to sports fans of all generations, the Olympic programme commission systematically reviews every sport following each edition of the Games,” the IOC said.

    Baseball and softball were dropped after Athens 2008, and ruby sevens and golf will be added for Rio de Janeiro 2016.

    The additional sport elected in September brings the number of summer sports back to 28. The EB will make recommendation after meetings in May in which all bidders will make a presentation.

    The IOC has made efforts to reach out to a younger audience in recent years by becoming more flexible with the Olympic programme.

    The programme commission takes various factors from global popularity and television ratings to anti—doping measures into account.

    Modern pentathlon was seen as the weakest link even though it was created by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics; bringing together the skills of a soldier — riding, fencing, swimming, shooting and running — and on the Olympic programme since 1912.

    The governing body UIPM has made great strides to make the event formerly held over five days more appealing. The London 2012 edition was held over one day at various locations and there are now plans to host all events in one arena.

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    If Tokyo gets 2020, then karate will be in for sure.
     
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    Wrestling must remain an Olympics event

    By Narendra Modi on February 14, 2013

    Wrestling must remain an Olympics event | Niti Central

     
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