IOC drops wrestling from Olympics 2020

Wrestling or Kushti has been dropped from the Olympic Games from 2020 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to make way for a new sport.  The IOC leaders’ move was seen a surprise as modern pentathlon had appeared the most vulnerable sport as the IOC reviewed the 26 current summer sports.  The final decision, seen as a formality, will be made by the IOC Session in September in Buenos Aires where wrestling can also seek to be included again, along with seven other sports. “The EB recommended that wrestling not be included on the list of core sports,” the IOC said in a statement. meanwhile Indian Wrestling star Sushil kumar said this is setback for indian sports and Indian Wrestling.

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