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FEATURE: Wrestlers grapple with prospect of Olympic lockout

AFP, NEW DELHI

Wrestling will remain on the program for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but looks likely to be ditched for 2020 as seven other disciplines including squash, baseball, wakeboarding and wushu compete for the vacant spot.

The IOC did not say why its executive board had voted against wrestling, but low TV ratings and poor attendances are reported to be the main reasons.

A final decision is to be made when all IOC members meet in September.

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