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Body slam for wrestling: Sport cut from Olympics

Updated: February 13, 2013, 12:57 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- For wrestling, this may have been the ultimate body slam: getting tossed out of the Olympic rings.

The vote Tuesday by the IOC's executive board stunned the world's wrestlers, who see their sport as popular in many countries and steeped in history as old as the Olympics themselves.

While wrestling will be included at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, it was cut from the games in 2020, which have yet to be awarded to a host city.

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