The International Olympic Committee placed wrestling, squash and a joint baseball/softball bid on the short list for sports to be considered for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Other sports that had been under consideration were wakeboarding, wushu, karate, roller sports, and sport climbing.
The IOC made the announcement of the three chosen from a list of eight at the site of its summit this week in St. Petersburg, Russia. Representatives from each of the sports made 30-minute pitches Wednesday to the IOC before the committee’s vote.
Only one sport will ultimately be chosen in September at meetings in Argentina for inclusion at the 2020 Olympics.