Close
Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

After weeks of speculation, Wrestling has defeated bids from baseball and squash to reclaim its spot in the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.

The sport – featured in the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896 – had been due to end its Olympic participation at Rio 2016 following its exclusion by the International Olympic Committee in February.

Wrestling received a majority of the votes with 49, followed by a joint bid by baseball and softball getting 24 votes and squash with 22.

The IOC session ends in Buenos Aires on Tuesday with the election of a new president to replace Jacques Rogge.

Copyright © 2014 euronews

More about: