Wrestling hopes for provisional Olympic status

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Associated Press

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 7:05 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wrestling has two shots left at a return to the Olympic program. U.S. wrestling officials appeared to have settled on which one they think is the best bet.

Former world champion Bill Scherr, the chairman of a committee of top American wrestling figures, says the sport's best chance to remain an Olympic sport is to beat out the likes of squash, roller sports and karate for re-inclusion as a provisional sport in the 2020 Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee recommended in February to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympics. But that move is far from final.

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