Taekwondo remains Olympic for 2020

Post date: Feb 12, 2013 10:22:52 AM

Breaking news from Lausanne, Taekwondo is a core sport for the 2020 Olympic games!!! The Executive Council from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gathered today to decided what sports would remain the Core Olympic Sports for 2020 Games. Thanks to the efforts from WTF President Dr. Chungwon Choue, that turned our sport into a more honest and attractive event, we managed to remain Olympic. Also thanks to everyone around the world that made this possible!

Unfortunately Wrestling got out from the Core Sports list.

by César Valentim

UPDATE with AFP report:

An official familiar with the decision says IOC leaders have dropped wrestling from the program for the 2020 Olympics.

In a surprise decision Tuesday, the official tells The Associated Press that the IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon and remove wrestling instead.

The official spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the decision hadn't been announced yet.

The IOC board reviewed the 26 sports on the current Olympic program. Eliminating one sport allows the International Olympic Committee to add a new sport to the program later this year.