Olympics: Wrestling regains place on Olympic sports roster

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) - Wrestling, as expected, regained its place on the Olympic Games sports roster after a vote by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires on Sunday.

Wrestling, which is one of the rare sports to have transcended the ancient and modern Olympics, won in the first round of voting with 49 of the 95 votes cast.

The joint bid of baseball/softball was second with 24 votes and squash received 22.

The result sees wrestling assured of appearing at both the 2020 - which is to be hosted by Tokyo - and the 2024 Summer Olympics.