2020 Olympic Wrestling – IOC Executive Committee to Meet

By | May 27, 2013

In a brief media release this week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) shed a little more light on the announcement in St Petersburg next week of the final shortlist of sports bidding to make the 2020 Olympic Games.

Of course, the eight bids at present are baseball/softball, karate, roller sports, sports climbing, squash, wakeboard, wushu and now wrestling – who were put into the mix after being controversially recommended for exclusion from the list of core sports after Rio 2016 by the IOC Executive Board in February.


The IOC Executive Board will again take centre stage on Wednesday (May 29), when they decide which sports will make the final shortlist.

The release explained that from 1.30pm to 8pm Moscow Standard Time (MSK), all eight will present to the Executive Board at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex to state their case before the Board votes to decide on the shortlist.

Then, at 8.30pm MSK, there will be a “press briefing with the IOC director of communications Mark Adams, including announcement of shortlist of sport(s) for 2020 Olympic programme.”

Of the 15 IOC Executive Board Members, only one is from North America (Guatemala) and none of the members have ties to wrestling.

2 thoughts on “2020 Olympic Wrestling – IOC Executive Committee to Meet

  1. Lester Ware

    To make it more exciting;
    Reward Risk-add another bonus for grand amplitude!
    Call more slips, call them faster
    Require musts-(A wrestler must score 4-5 points per period or get no score)
    Reinstute black points so you have to pin to stay in the tournament!
    Call the stalling-
    Triple jeopardy for fleeing the mat, a point, a caution and the wrestler is put down.

  2. Larry Marchionda

    Reinstate wrestling for Men and Women. Also, please reinstate the original weight classes for men in both Freestyle and Greco. Give the ladies their allocation as well. They have proven that they are legitimate.


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