February 12, 2013
In this 2012 file photo, Keitani Graham of Micronesia, left, competes against Charles Edward Betts of the United States during the 84-kg Greco-Roman wrestling competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. IOC leaders have dropped wrestling from the program for the 2020 Olympics. In a surprise decision Tuesday morning, the IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon and remove wrestling instead.
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The sport of wrestling, which was featured in the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896, is nixed by the IOC in a stunner Tuesday.