The International Wrestling Committee (IOC) made the decision today to officially restore wrestling in the line-up for the 2020 Olympic Games, scheduled to be hosted in Tokyo, Japan.
The Olympics made the announcement via Twitter, stating:
— Olympics (@Olympics) September 8, 2013
Kurt Angle showed his elation on Twitter, stating:
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) September 8, 2013
Jack Swagger also showed his elation on Twitter, stating:
We did it!!! WRESTLING will continue to be a Olympic Sport!!! #SAVEDOlympicWrestling SAVEDOlympicWrestling SAVEDOlympicWrestling
— Jack Swagger (@RealJackSwagger) September 8, 2013
The vote also confirmed wrestling for the 2024 Olympics.