Saturday, July 12, 2014





IOC to drop 1 sport; modern pentathlon on hot seat


March 16. 2013 9:24PM
Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle


9734e1cfa0cd45e886b5e7d7b41e4cd9.jpg



(AP) Removing a sport from the Olympics is one of the IOC's most sensitive tasks. After months of evaluation, a decision will come next week and the century-old competition of modern pentathlon appears the most at risk.


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 IOC will decide later this year which sport to bring in as a replacement.


The last sports axed from the Olympics were baseball and softball, off the program since the 2008 Beijing Games. Baseball and softball have now combined forces and are among seven sports competing for inclusion in 2020, along with karate, roller sports, squash, sport climbing, wakeboarding and wushu.


Associated Press


Comments
comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Poll
Mortgage Minute


Search for New & Used Cars

Make 
Model
 
Used New All
 

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals



Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds