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Wrestling Wins Vote to Retain Spot in 2020 Summer Olympic Games

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By Tariq Panja
Bloomberg.com

The International Olympic Committee today voted to keep wrestling in the 2020 Games in Tokyo after threatening to remove the sport in an effort to increase interest in the summer event.

Wrestling was selected at IOC’s annual meeting in Buenos Aires, beating out squash and a joint effort from baseball and softball.

A part of the Olympics in both its ancient and modern formats, wrestling was forced to win back its spot after being surprisingly cut from the program in February. That decision sparked a global outcry, bringing together nations including the U.S., Iran and Russia to fight for its return.

Continue Reading: Wrestling Wins Vote to Retain Spot in 2020 Summer Olympic Games – Bloomberg.

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