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Tag: "IOC"

Update: Wrestling ‘answered bell’ Wednesday in Olympic vote

[ 0 ] May 29, 2013

BY BRYCE MILLER AND ANDY HAMILTON — Des Moines Register Moments after wrestling supporters wiped sweat about their Olympic future from collective brows Wednesday, concerns heightened anew about facing two other finalists for the sole remaining spot in the 2020 and 2024 Games. The International Olympic Committee’s executive council trimmed a list of eight sports […]

An open letter from Dan Gable on the IOC decision [with video]

[ 0 ] February 12, 2013

Dan Gable agreed to supply the Register an open letter about Tuesday’s news that the IOC had voted to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympics. His text is below: ========== A wrestler stands alone on the mat, awaiting his or her opponent. Teammates are on the side of the mat, fans are in the stands, […]