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Olympic wrestling is headed towards Las Vegas

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
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Olympic wrestling is on its way to Las Vegas. IOC leaders say that they have dropped wrestling from the 2020 Olympics. The decision was made on February 12 to retain the modern pentathlon instead of wrestling. So in turn the event will be moved to Las Vegas.

This Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, file photo Amer Hrustanovic of Austria competes against Damian Janikowski of Poland, in blue, during the 84-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. An official familiar with the decision says IOC leaders have dropped wrestling from the program for the 2020 Olympics. In a surprise decision Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013, the official tells The Associated Press that the IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon and remove wrestling instead.

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