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Olympics-IOC rubberstamps recommendation to retain core sports (Reuters)

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By Julian Linden The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted on Sunday in favour of a recommendation to retain 25 core sports for the 2020 Games in Tokyo before deciding whether to add one more. As expected, the members overwhelmingly approved a recommendation by the IOC Executive Board to retain the 25 sports already on the programme. Golf and rugby sevens, which were added in 2009 to the Olympic programme, were not included in the core votes because they were already assured of being included at the 2016 and 2020 games. ...



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