IOC

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from right, and other members of the Japanese delegation celebrate as International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge announces that Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic Games during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Ian Watson, Pool)

Wrestling wins IOC vote for place in 2020 Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Seven months after losing its Olympic place, wrestling was reinstated for the 2020 Games on Sunday when the IOC overturned a decision many members thought was a mistake. The sport, […]

09/08/2013

Russia President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)

Putin supports wrestling’s Olympic inclusion

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his support for wrestling to remain in the Olympics on Thursday, calling it “one of the fundamental sports.” The Olympic movement, Putin said while standing […]

05/30/2013

IOC President Jacques Rogge (AP Photo)

Wrestling, baseball-softball, squash make IOC list

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Three months after being dropped from the 2020 Olympics, wrestling won a reprieve Wednesday and made the IOC shortlist for inclusion in the games. Also making the cut were squash […]

05/29/2013

American expelled from Olympics

(AP) – American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the Olympics on Monday for doping. Delpopolo is the first of the 10,500 London Games athletes to fail an in-competition doping test. His case is […]

08/06/2012

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