IOC confirms the end of wrestling as an Olympic sport
The International Olympic Committee confirmed earlier today that wrestling will be dropped from the summer Olympics after the 2016 games in Brazil.
Wrestling has been an Olympic games fixture since 1896.
IOC Spokesman Mark Adams confirmed the story first broken by the AP hours ago to Houston Mitchell of the Los Angeles Times.
Wrestling will attempt to get back in from a list of several sports, but the odds are very low that a sport just dropped would be let back in. It came down to wrestling and Modern Pentathlon, which was largely expected to be dropped.
It is believed that sport was saved because Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., the son of the former IOC President, and a member of the IOC board is the Vice President of the world governing body of the Pentathlon.
The full story is at http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-ioc-wrestling-summer-olympics-20130212,0,2900843.story
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