IOC Wrestling Dropped 2/14/13
February 14, 2013
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge (zhahk ROH'-geh) says he will meet with the head of wrestling's governing body to discuss ways the sport can fight to save its place in the 2020 Olympics. The IOC executive board dropped wrestling from the program of the 2020 Games on Tuesday, removing it from the list of 26 sports at last year's London Olympics.
The decision, which still must be ratified by the full IOC in September, has been criticized by wrestling organizations around the world.