Quote of the Day

"There were talks about changes, but not that one of the most historic sports would be dropped from the program."
-- German Wrestling Association Sport Dir Jannis Zamanduridis, on the IOC's Executive Committee recommendation that wrestling be dropped from the 2020 Olympics. (SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, 2/12)
Wednesday February 13, 2013 Vol. 1 — No. 171 Print This Issue

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  • Down For The Count

    Japan's Takao Isokawa battles Kyrgyzstan's Magomed Musaev at the London Games.

    More than a century after it was included in the inaugural Olympics, wrestling "may be forced into submission" after the IOC exec board proposed dropping the sport in 2020, according to Ashling O'Connor of the LONDON TIMES. The recommendation "hands a reprieve" to modern pentathlon, which was named as a sport possibly on the chopping block. Wrestling, which combines freestyle and Greco-Roman events, goes back to the inaugural modern Olympics in Athens in 1896.

  • New Frontiers

    Bundesliga explores new markets to close revenue gap on European rivals.

  • Pretty In Pink

    New Zealand rugby refs decked out in pink after new sponsorship deal.

  • Next In Line

    WADA turns to football, says sport not doing enough to fight doping.

  • In The Mail?

    FC Barcelona welcomes court ruling, waits for check.

  • Back In The Game

    Hong Kong tennis uses $2M government grant to land WTA tournament.

  • Final Countdown

    G4S says Olympics security meltdown ended up costing more than $138M.

  • Basic Black

    Celtic profits soar more than 8,000% thanks to Champions League run.

  • Zeroing In

    West Ham moves "one step closer" to getting keys for Olympic Stadium.

  • Good Location

    Inter Milan settles on site for planned 60,000-seat stadium.

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