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Olympic Wrestling Controversy

Updated: Wednesday, February 20 2013, 07:15 AM EST

The effort to save wrestling's Olympic status is growing in the mountains.

The International Olympic Committee reviewed the 26 sports in the Olympics and voted after reviewing a report that looked at things like TV ratings, global popularity and ticket sales among other things. The board voted to recommend the sport of wrestling be removed from the 2020 summer games.

The move is not sitting well with some local high school wrestlers or coaches. The decision is not final, but given the sports history those News 13 talked with say it feels like a slap in the face. The final decision will be made in September.

By Megan Schiering
Follow Megan on Twitter @MSchieringWLOS

Olympic Wrestling Controversy

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