Ali Sue Bernard of the United States (red) and Anna Jenny Fransson of Sweden compete in the Women's Freestyle 72 kg Wrestling on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 9, 2012 in London, England.
Photographer: Quinn Rooney
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - An official familiar with the decision says IOC leaders have dropped wrestling from the program for the 2020 Olympics.
In a surprise decision Tuesday, the official tells The Associated Press that the IOC executive board decided to retain modern pentathlon and remove wrestling instead.
The official spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the decision hadn't been announced yet.
The IOC board reviewed the 26 sports on the current Olympic program. Eliminating one sport allows the International Olympic Committee to add a new sport to the program later this year.
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