Wrestling to return to 2020, 2024 Olympic Games

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Wrestling, a sport as ancient as the games themselves, is back in the Olympics after seven months in limbo and even more determined to keep its place for centuries to come.

The International Olympic Committee fixed what it admits was a big mistake, voting wrestling back onto the program for the 2020 and 2024 Games.

Presenting new leadership and a revamped sport, wrestling easily defeated bids from baseball-softball and squash to regain its Olympic status. Wrestling received 49 votes to win in the first round of the secret balloting by the International Olympic Committee, while baseball-softball got 24 votes and squash 22.

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