Wrestling Back in the Olympics, Baseball and Softball Still Out
The International Olympic Committee announced on Sunday wrestling has been reinstated to the Summer Olympics program.
The sport was eliminated from the Olympics in February, but the wrestling community rallied and presented their case for resinstatement,
and got the votes needed to keep it on the Olympic program.
Oklahoma State head coach John Smith was among the many in the sport fighting to keep it as an Olympic sport, and he said it was a great day for
OSU wrestler Coleman Scott, who wrestled for the United States in the 2012 Summer Games in London, echoed those comments.
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame is in Stillwater, and another sport’s hall of fame is in Oklahoma City, but it did not fare as well.
Softball was eliminated as an Olympic sport after the 2008 Olympics, and it was trying to get reinstated in a joint bid with baseball.
Neither sport got even half the votes needed to be reinstated, and it doesn’t look good for either sport to return to the Olympic program
in the near future.