• Petitioned IOC President Jacques Rogge

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IOC President Jacques Rogge
OIPA India

IOC general assembly: Save wrestling in 2020 Olympics - Naresh Kadyan

    1. Abhishek Kadyan
    2. Petition by

      Abhishek Kadyan

      Delhi, India

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)  agreed on the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

The 25 sports are: athletics, rowing, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, weightlifting, handball, hockey, judo, aquatics, modern pentathlon, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, shooting, archery, triathlon, sailing and volleyball.


The EB recommended that wrestling, governed by the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA), not be included on the list of core sports. Wrestling will now join the seven shortlisted sports – baseball/softball, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding and wushu – vying for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic programme as an additional sport.


The eight sports are scheduled to make presentations to the Executive Board at its meeting in St Petersburg, Russia, in May. The EB will select which of the eight sports to recommend to the 125th IOC Session for inclusion as an additional sport on the 2020 programme. 


In an effort to ensure the Olympic Games remain relevant to sports fans of all generations, the Olympic Programme Commission systematically reviews every sport following each edition of the Games. 


Golf and rugby sevens were added in 2009 as additional sports to the 2016 Olympic programme.


The 125th IOC Session will take place from 7 to 10 September in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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    Reasons for signing

    • Shawn Berry REDWOOD CITY, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I wrestled in High School and I wrestle now in Mixed Martial Arts. Actually, if you watch MMA, wrestling is the most important martial art. Further, along with Track & Field and Boxing, Wrestling is a basic human endeavor. In contrast, other sports are just contrived games. KEEP OLYMPIC WRESTLING!!

    • Yoganand Bodlapati HYDERABAD, INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      I wanted to see more Indians getting medals in Olympics.

    • Shaik Khaleel KADAPA, INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Becse there are lot of talented players losing their dream...


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