Olympics: IOC plans to cut one sport from 2020 Games in February, add one in May
BERLIN (REUTERS) - One Olympic sport will learn next month that its Games future is in jeopardy when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meets to decide the shape of the summer Games from 2020.
The IOC's executive board, meeting in Lausanne on Feb 12 and 13, will pick a core of 25 summer Olympic sports that will be put to a single vote at their session in Argentina in September.
"The IOC in February is expected to make a recommendation on the 25 core sports to be put up for a vote in Buenos Aires," an IOC official said on Wednesday.
The organisation will recommend one sport to be cut from the original list of 26. Rugby and golf, which are being added to the Games from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, will not part of the process.