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Wrestling is revived

Order was restored. Common sense prevailed. The wrestling community did its job. The International Olympic Committee righted a wrong when it was announced on Sept. 8 that the oldest sport will continue to be part of the Olympic Games for at least the next decade. The ancient sport was put on the possible chopping block because leadership became complacent and the scoring can be hard to follow for those not familiar, making it hard to put it on during prime hours of a broadcast. Wrestling won 49 votes, compared with 24 for baseball/softball and 22 for squash in voting by delegates of the Olympic committee. The vote guaranteed that freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling would be contested at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo and the 2024 Olympics, which have yet to be awarded.

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