Sports federations criticize IOC move on wrestling
A group of sports federations opposes the decision to cut
wrestling from the 2020 Olympics.
The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations says
the process that led to wrestling’s exclusion by the IOC executive
board last month is not ”in the best interests of the IOC or the
The group says it will send a ”constructive letter” to the IOC
stating its position and offering to help with a ”different
process in future.”
Wrestling’s governing body is a member of the federation group.
Wrestling is now competing with seven other sports for one opening
on the 2020 program.
The Association of National Olympic Committees also has come out
in support of wrestling’s bid to stay in the games.