Wrestling hopes for provisional Olympic status

LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Published:

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Wrestling has two shots left at a return to the Olympic program. U.S. wrestling officials appeared to have settled on which one they think is the best bet.

Former world champion Bill Scherr, the chairman of a committee of top American wrestling figures, says the sport's best chance to remain an Olympic sport is to beat out the likes of squash, roller sports and karate for re-inclusion as a provisional sport in the 2020 Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee recommended in February to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympics. But that move is far from final.