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SBD Global/June 3, 2013/Olympics
Successor To IOC President Jacques Rogge Will Be Unpaid Volunteer, Governing Body Says
Published June 3, 2013
WRESTLING'S RETURN: In another piece, REUTERS' Grohmann reported a "shock" IOC decision to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games program, and then include it in a shortlist of sports for those Games "was no mistake." Rogge: "I do not see shortcomings in the system, I do not see errors in the system." The IOC set out to revamp the Games program "to make it more relevant to a younger generation of fans and sponsors." However, with wrestling back as a candidate for inclusion, "the procedure has been heavily criticised for having achieved little change." Rogge: "We do not want change for change. The purpose is to have the best possible Olympic Games." IOC VP Thomas Bach, seen as a frontrunner to succeed Rogge, said that wrestling "had got the message and shaped up just in time." Bach: "Wrestling gave a very good presentation, you could clearly see they got the message" (REUTERS, 5/31).