Wednesday, February 13, 2013

International Olympic Committee to Wrestling Community: Your Sport is No Longer Relevant

Not awesome!



Ben is from Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Olympic wrestling ouster would hit Wisconsin hard. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/12/2013)

The 15 members of the International Olympic Committee (only one woman per row, please) voted by secret ballot to dump the sport for the 2020 Olympics..

And the reason for this decision?

The Olympic committee said in a statement that it wanted to ensure that it remained "relevant to sports fans of all generations."

February 12, 2013 news release:    IOC Executive Board recommends 25 core sports for 2020 Games 

The core 25 for 2020:  (the current list)
  • 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
  • volleyball.

1 comment:

Gerard said...

I was and still am gobsmacked at the news.