Although it may not be as popular as some of the other Olympic sports out there, wrestling has literally been around forever in terms of the modern Olympic Games. It was a part of the Olympics when they started all the way back in 1896. But, in a stunning new development, the IOC executive board recently voted to eliminate wrestling from the Olympics as of the 2020 Summer Games. They did it in order to free up some space for an additional Olympic event to be added to the list of 25 "core" Olympic sports. It was widely believed that wrestling would take precedence over other "core" sports like modern pentathlon, taekwondo, and field hockey. But, no dice. And, now wrestling will have to join a long list of other sports, including squash, karate, and wakeboarding (!), that have to apply to be included in the 2020 Summer Olympics. Pretty crazy.

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[via Wall Street Journal]

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