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Wrestling, 7 other sports take case to IOC

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Wrestling and seven others sports are making their case to be included in the 2020 Olympics.

Three months after being dropped from the 2020 program, wrestling has a chance on Wednesday to take a big step toward keeping its Olympic status.

Wrestling body FILA and seven other federations competing for a single opening on the program are making presentations to the IOC executive board.

Also in contention are a combined baseball-softball bid, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, wakeboarding and the Chinese martial art of wushu.

The board will decide which sport or shortlist of sports to submit to the full IOC assembly for a final decision in September in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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