Wrestling head discusses Olympic reinstatement with IOC's Rogge
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The acting head of wrestling's world body has met with International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge and promised the sport will work hard to retain Olympic status.
Nenad Lalovic, the interim president of wrestling's governing body Fila, says Rogge told him "everybody has to earn their place" among the eight sports seeking one vacancy on the programme for the 2020 Games.
Lalovic said after the 40-minute meeting that "I don't see any other way" but hard work to persuade the IOC to reverse last month's decision by the executive board to cut wrestling from the 2020 list.
The IOC called it "a productive meeting."