Wrestling to be dropped from 2020 Olympic Games

In other news, 

The sport of wrestling has been dropped by the International Olympic Committee, ahead of the 2020 Games. 

The decision, taken last night by the 15 members of the IOC executive board, has yet to be ratified by all members of the body. 

But with 7 other sports like squash, roller sports and wushu battling to be included in the IOC Olympic programme, it will be extremely tough for IOC members to vote in this September's meeting in Buenos Aires. 

Wrestling, which combines freestyle and Greco-Roman events, goes back to the inaugural modern Olympics in Athens in 1896. 

And at last year's London Olympic Games, close to 350 athletes competed for 11 Gold medals. 

The IOC used 39 different criteria in reviewing each of the 25 core sports and they include, television ratings, ticket sales, anti-doping and global popularity. 

The IOC will also use the meeting in September to announce the host city of the 2020 Games, which is now down to Tokyo, Istanbul and Madrid.


6 Australian National Rugby League clubs have vowed to support any investigations. 

And that's after yesterday's revelation that the 6 were named in the nationwide sports doping scandal. 

The 6 NRL clubs include North Queensland, Canberra and Newcastle. 

And they were contacted by NRL chiefs after the Australian Crime Commission granted the league, permission to notify any clubs it mentioned in its official report. 

The latest scandal Down Under, has compelled the Australian Olympic Committee to announce that all athletes competing at next year's winter games in Russia, 
would have to sign declarations, swearing they had no history of doping.