This should thoroughly explain the International Olympic Committee’s decision on Tuesday to drop wrestling from its roster of sports starting with the 2020 Games.
Nah … actually, it won’t. Among the many things the IOC does poorly is thoroughly explain anything, and that makes it harder for anyone else to get what it’s doing and why it’s doing it.
Believe it, the explanation it gave upon making the decision won’t help. It’ll only make you mad, and seriously consider not even watching in 3 1⁄2 years when the next Summer Games are in Rio.
Oh, who are we kidding, Usain Bolt will be there. Anyway …
In a nutshell: One of the sports wrestling lost out to for retention in the Games was modern pentathlon—you know, the sport that’s sweeping the planet.