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Wrestling regains its place in Olympics



Updated On - Wednesday, 11 September 2013

10 September 2013

BUENOS AIRES: Wrestling was reinstated in the Olympic Games after a intense voting by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members, leaving behind baseball/softball and squash here Sunday.

Wrestling won the first round of voting with 49 of the 95 votes cast. The joint bid of baseball/softball was second with 24 votes while squash was third with 22.

Wrestling will now be seen not only in the 2020 Games hosted by Tokyo but also in the 2024 Summer Olympics.

It has been a great turn around of fortunes for wrestling that was dropped earlier this year in February by the 15-person IOC Executive Board.

It provoked an unprecedented outcry and after intense lobbying the wrestling bosses were successful in reinstating the game.

Published by: The Economic Times

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