Wrestling "Modernizes" To Save Its Spot At The Olympics

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Olympic Wrestling Rules Change To Stay in the Games

  • 09/10/2013 12:51 PM EDT

One of the most historically Olympic sports almost got cut from the games entirely. Wrestling was controversially dropped from the International Olympic Committee's core list in February inciting an outcry from the the athletic community. Advocates of the ancient sport campaigned to ensure that it would be included in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games, which it did by modernizing the rules and adding weight classes for women.