It’s official: Wrestling is back in the Olympics. On Sunday morning, the International Olympic Committee reinstated wrestling for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The IOC selected wrestling over baseball/softball and squash. Of course, this is huge news for the sport, the Olympics, and all wrestling fans.
[ USATODAY.com: Wrestling wins IOC vote for 2020 Olympics ]
Wrestling was removed from the Olympics in February, but in the end, the IOC decided not to get rid of one of its oldest sports. And that’s music to Big Ten wrestling fans’ ears.
Teams from the Big Ten have won the past seven NCAA Division I Wrestling National Championships: Minnesota in 2007; Iowa from 2008-2010; Penn State from 2011-2013.
Check out the social media reaction to the news:
Thank you IOC for putting WRESTLING back in the Olympic Games!!—
Cael Sanderson (@caelsanderson) September 08, 2013