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TORONTO – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee issued the following statement regarding the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s update on the remaining three sports in contention for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic program.

Three sports have now been shortlisted by the IOC Executive Board from the original list of eight. The three sports still in contention are:  Wrestling, Baseball/Softball and Squash. The final vote and announcement of the sport to be included in the 2020 Olympic program will be revealed September 7-10, 2013 at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“We are very pleased that the IOC Executive Board has voted to keep wrestling on the ballot along with two other fantastic and worthy sports. Wrestling Canada has worked extremely hard during the last four months and is to be commended for their passion and determination. Our country has a long and proud tradition of wrestling excellence. This reputation includes the historic moment where Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame inductee Daniel Igali won Canada’s first-ever wrestling Gold in Sydney. Canada’s stature in the sport was exemplified again most recently in London as Tonya Verbeek and Carol Huynh returned to Canada with Silver and Bronze respectively – adding more medals to their legendary Olympic careers. While much work remains before a final decision is made, I remain hopeful that in 2020, we will be celebrating yet more great Canadian Olympic wrestling results.”
-Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee

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Tel: 416-324-4136 / Cell: 289-388-6419
Email: dsoudas@olympic.ca

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