February 9, 2013 in Sports

IOC to shuffle sports

 

The IOC executive board will meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, and announce Tuesday which of the current 26 sports on the Olympic program will be dropped for the 2020 Games. The century-old competition of modern pentathlon appears the most at risk. With the aim of refreshing and modernizing the Olympic sports lineup, the IOC will also decide this year which sport to add as a replacement. The last sports axed from the Olympics were baseball and softball, voted out by the IOC in 2005 and off the program since the 2008 Beijing Games. Baseball and softball have now combined forces and are competing for inclusion in 2020. – Associated Press

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