IOC Reinstates Wrestling For 2020 Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee announced on Sunday that wrestling has officially been reinstated for the 2020 Olympic Games.

The sport had been added to the list to potentially be eliminated but strong opposition was enough to save it. Wrestling has been part of the Olympic games since their inception.

  • Lrgetrout25

    A bit of incorrect reporting here, in my opinion.

    Wrestling *was eliminated* from the list of core sports; those sports that appear at each Olympics.

    However, it won the vote to be the “exhibition” sport for the 2020 games. As some IOC members rightly point out, this really is a subversion of the “exhibition” status, but that’s the way the system is set up.

    • Big D

      Yes, but if wrestling hadn’t won the vote, it would have been eliminated from the Olympics altogether.

  • Charles

    Kurt will drink to that!