IOC general assembly: Save wrestling in 2020 Olympics - Naresh Kadyan
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.
The 125th IOC Session will take place from 7 to 10 September in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The IOC executive board dropped wrestling from the program of the 2020 Games on February 12, removing it from the list of 26 sports contested at last year's London Olympics. The decision, which still must be ratified by the full IOC in September, has been widely criticised by wrestling organizations around the world.
Hence we International people for animals wants to see wrestling in 2020 Olympic games, so please reconsider the International Olympic Committee’s executive board recommendations that one of its oldest athletic endeavours be dropped from the yet-to-be-awarded 2020 Summer Games.