Wrestling was cut in favor of sports like badminton and the modern pentathlon.
"Previously considered under the closest scrutiny was modern pentathlon, which has been on the Olympic program since the 1912 Stockholm Games. It was created by French baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic movement, and combines fencing, horse riding, swimming, running and shooting.
Klaus Schormann, president of governing body UIPM, lobbied hard to protect his sport's Olympic status and it paid off in the end.
"We have promised things, and we have delivered," he said after Tuesday's decision. "That gives me a great feeling. It also gives me new energy to develop our sport further and never give up.""
Modern Pentathlon: 72 Athletes from 26 of some of the world's richer countries.
Wrestling : Around 335 Athletes from 72 countries, including some poorer countries.
Is this the message we want to be sending?
Anyways, I'm coming down off my soapbox, and I'm sorry if I irritated you with it, but now I really am just curious as to what you all think?
MODS - if you could leave it up a bit to see if there's interest I'd be appreciative. If it doesn't blow it up! :)