Wrestling wins back spot as Olympic sport

Alex Halsted

When the 2020 Olympics roll around, wrestling will be on the list.

On Sunday the International Olympic Committee voted to add wrestling back into the mix after its initial decision in February to remove the sport from the Olympics. In May wrestling was selected as a finalist to be approved along with baseball/softball and squash.

Following a seven-month battle by supporters of the sport, including many in the state of Iowa, wrestling won its place back with 49 votes. Baseball/softball received 24 votes and squash received 22. 

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