US Wrestling Discussing Major International Event


By Grant Burkhardt

CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) - The U.S.-based Committee to Preserve Olympic Wrestling is discussing a major, multi-national event this summer to promote the sport ahead of a key IOC vote on its Olympic future.

CPOW chairman Bill Scherr tells The Associated Press an event tentatively known as "One World, One Day, One Sport" could feature five events on five continents on the same day in August.

The IOC general assembly will decide in September in Buenos Aires whether wrestling, a combined bid from baseball/softball or squash will occupy the final spot in the 2020 Olympics.

The meets, which might mirror the one that featured the U.S., Russia and Iran in New York in May, was discussed Monday at a meeting of key CPOW figures in Chicago.

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