IOC Candidate Oswald Wants New Olympic Sports

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - IOC presidential candidate Denis Oswald says the Olympics could add new sports by cutting some existing events and disciplines.

Oswald says a "more creative approach" is needed to establish the sports program in the wake of the IOC's handling of wrestling's Olympic status.

The Swiss lawyer is one of six candidates to succeed Jacques Rogge, who steps down in September. Oswald held a news conference Monday to talk about his campaign platform.

Oswald says established sports could "streamline" some disciplines where "only four or five nations" usually win medals.

Oswald says he's "pretty convinced" that wrestling will return to the Olympics after being dropped from the core list for the 2020 Games in a process that was designed to bring in a new sport.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 209949431 - kolotv.com/a?a=209949431