Wrestling Reinstated as Olympic Sport, Easing Fears for College Teams

September 9, 2013

The International Olympic Committee voted Sunday to reinstate wrestling as a sport at least through the 2020 and 2024 summer games, after leaders in the sport changed rules to modernize it and add competitive classes for women, The New York Times reported. The IOC's decision last winter to drop wrestling as a core sport -- threatening its place in future games -- raised concerns among advocates for the sport that more colleges would drop their programs, which have eroded in recent years.



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