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.
RHINELANDER - People in Rhinelander will be able to cast their November election ballots starting on Friday. It's the earliest people in Wisconsin have ever been able to vote.
The absentee ballots are stacked and ready for Friday at the Rhinelander City Clerk's office. To make the early voting process go as smoothly as possible, you will need to come prepared.
"When you come in make sure that you're registered. That is important. Make sure you're registered in the city if you're coming into us," said Clerk Valerie Foley.
Registering is easy; all you need is a photo ID and proof of residence. The registration form takes a couple of minutes, and then you will be able to fill out an election ballot.
"I think it is going to be a very busy day. I think people are pretty interested in the issues. And I think a lot of them would like to get and make sure they can vote if they're not certain they're going to make it to the polls in November or not," said Foley.
The clerk's office has already sent out about 200 ballots to people who have requested them.
Now, it is preparing for the early voter in-person rush.
If you are unsure whether you are registered to vote or where to go for early voting, the clerk's office suggests voters visit myvote.wi.gov for more information.
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