Wrestling dropped from Olympics Submitted: 02/12/2013
SWITZERLAND - Tomahawk native Alyssa Lampe may have only one more chance to compete in the Olympics. Lampe was an alternate in last year's women's Olympic Wrestling team. She's training hard to try again in 2016. But some bad news for her sport's future. The International Olympic Committee voted Tuesday to eliminate Wrestling as one of the game's "core sports" in 2020.

The vote was held after reviewing a report by the IOC. The report analyzed 39 criteria. It included television ratings, ticket sales, anti-doping policy and global participation and popularity. Officially it's considered a recommendation. Now, the I-O-C will put wrestling up against the seven other sports being considered to be added to the games. They are karate, squash, roller sports, wakeboarding, sport climbing, the chinese martial art of wushu, and baseball and softball in a joint bid. Their are two votes which Wrestling needs to survive in order to be in the 2020 games. Lampe is traveling to the Ukraine for a tournament this weekend. She was not available for comment. Stevens Point native Ben Provisor competed at the London games last year.

Story By: Joe Dufek

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