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IOC won't remove any sports, for now

Updated: May 17, 2004, 10:20 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Baseball, softball and modern pentathlon were assured Monday they will remain on the Olympic program at least through the 2008 Beijing Games.

The International Olympic Committee said, barring serious ethical violations or failure to uphold anti-doping rules, no sports will be dropped before the games of 2012.

The decision, announced by IOC president Jacques Rogge at the opening of a three-day executive board meeting, gives endangered sports more breathing space ...

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