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IOC President Rogge to meet with head of wrestling`s governing body

Updated: Feb 13, 2013, 23:45 PM IST

Lausanne: Soon after IOC’s decision to drop wrestling from 2020 Olympics triggered a massive controversy, IOC President Jacques Rogge said he will meet with the head of wrestling`s governing body to have a discussion regarding ways the sport can fight to save its place in the prestigious games.

The IOC executive board dropped wrestling from the program of the 2020 Games yesterday, removing it from the list of 26 sports contested at last year`s London Olympics.

The decision, which still should be ratified by the full IOC in September, has been widely criticised by wrestling organizations around the world.

Wrestlers from all over the world have expressed disappointment over the decision as wrestling has been a part of the modern Games since their rebirth in 1896.