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Istanbul bid wants wrestling back for 2020 Games

Updated: February 26, 2013, 1:16 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The head of Istanbul's bid for the 2020 Olympics hopes a winning vote coincides with wrestling's reinstatement.

The International Olympic Committee executive board voted this month to drop wrestling from 2020, but the final decision will be made at the assembly in September in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

That is when Istanbul will be challenging Madrid and Tokyo for the right to stage the games in seven years.

"If we are awarded the games, Turkey wants to have wrestling ...

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