IOC Drops Wrestling From '20 Games, Retains Modern Pentathlon
The IOC Exec Board today dropped wrestling from the Olympic program, "a surprise decision that removes one of the oldest Olympic sports" from the '20 Games. The board opted to retain modern pentathlon, "the event considered most at risk." Eliminating one sport allows the IOC to "add a new sport to the program later this year" (AP, 2/12). The board today also reviewed preparations for the ’14 Sochi Games and the ’16 Rio Games (LATIMES.com, 2/11).