International Olympic Committee Has Voted To Reinstate Wrestling For The 2020 Olympics

The olympic committee chose between wrestling, baseball/softball, and squash on Sunday and wrestling won with 49 votes, while a combined baseball/softball bid got 24 and squash 22, according to the Associated Press.

The move comes seven months after wrestling – the oldest modern day Olympic sport – was initially removed from the Olympics.

FILA president Nenad Lalovic had this to say at a news conference following the vote:

“With this vote, you have shown that the steps we have taken to improve our sport have made a difference, I assure each of you that our modernization will not stop now. We will continue to strive to be the best partner to the Olympic movement that we can be”

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