Wrestling president: IOC vote was ‘shock therapy’

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Nenad Lalovic remembers the phone call from a friend seven months ago: Wrestling was being dropped from the Olympics.

“I said, `What are you talking about?”’ Lalovic recalled. “I thought it was a joke.”

It wasn’t. The IOC executive board in February recommended removing wrestling from the 2020 Olympics, a hammer blow that the sport’s leaders never saw coming. Continue reading at sportsillustrated.cnn.com

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