With wrestling's return, no new sport has been added to the 2020 Games, defeating the original purpose of the IOC's program review process.
"I think what happened was what most people thought, that the previous decision was wrong," Puerto Rican member and presidential candidate Richard Carrion said.
Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), right, and Singapore's Ser Miang Ng, IOC executive board member, left, listen to the wrestling presentation during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. Wrestling defeated squash and baseball, that presented a joint bid with softball, to become a new olympic sport.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)Victor R. CaivanoRaphael Martinetti resigned as FILA president within days of the IOC vote and was replaced by Lalovic.
The International Olympic Committee fixed what it admits was a big mistake Sunday, voting wrestling back onto the program for the 2020 and 2024 Games.
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"Wrestling has shown great passion and resilience in the last few months," IOC President Jacques Rogge said. "They have taken a number of steps to modernize and improve their sport."
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"We are aware of our mistakes and they will not happen again," FILA President Nenad Lalovic said. "This crisis gave us the strength to change and we finally found out that we can change. This was the most valuable experience of all of this journey."
"The result is we are back where we started and they've spent a lot of time and energy, emotional or otherwise in a process that was pretty well doomed," Canadian member Dick Pound said.
"This doesn't happen in the IOC too often, but that vote is to tell the executive committee, you made a mess of this and we're going to fix the mess and we've got to figure out another way forward," Pound said.
The result capped a frantic six month campaign by the wrestling body FILA to save its Olympic status after the IOC executive board surprisingly cut it from the list of core sports in February.
Wrestling goes back to the ancient Olympics in Greece and has been on the Nike Little Cortez Pink program of every modern games except 1900. The sport was caught off guard when it was axed by the board a decision that surprised even most IOC members.
Wrestling's reinstatement appeared virtually assured for months after IOC members acknowledged that the executive board erred by cutting the sport in the first place.
Powerful countries and unlikely political allies like the United States, Iran and Russia threw their weight behind the campaign.
International Olympic Committee members watch a wrestling presentation video during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. During the meeting members will elect a new sport choosing between wrestling, squash and baseball, that is presenting a joint bid with softball.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)Victor R. CaivanoBUENOS AIRES, Argentina Wrestling, a sport as ancient as the games themselves, is back in the Olympics after seven months in limbo and even more determined to keep its place for centuries to come.
two weight classes for women. It adopted rule changes to make the sport easier to understand and more fun to watch, and reward more aggressive wrestling.
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"We have to understand that in four years we will have to compete again to become a core sport," Lalovic said. "So we can't stop now. What we have to do in four years is more difficult, maybe."
The vote followed final presentations by all three sports, with Lalovic calling it "the most important day in the 2,000 year history of our sport."
Wrestling was approved by the IOC on Sunday as an "additional sport" for 2020 and 2024. FILA's goal now is win back a place in the list of 25 "core" sports.
24 votes and squash 22.
Presenting new leadership and a revamped sport, wrestling easily defeated bids from baseball softball and squash to regain its Olympic status.
the vote for five months to allow a new sport to get in, but that was rejected by Rogge and the rest of the delegates.
"Wrestling is not a new sport," Lalovic said. "But the wrestling we are presenting now is a new wrestling."
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