Facing a wave of criticism from around the world, IOC President Jacques Rogge will meet with the head of wrestling's governing body to discuss ways the sport can fight to save its place in the Olympics.
There is still no firm timetable. Funny, though, how a few million dollars can make the anger go away.
The U.S. Olympic Committee brought a halt to its feud with international Olympic leaders Friday, agreeing to consider paying several million dollars in the short term in exchange for delaying talks on reducing its take of sponsorship and TV revenues until 2013.
Just two weeks before the start of the Olympics, Iraq was told Thursday it’s not welcome in Beijing because of a political feud in Baghdad that angered the games’ guardians and exiled a country that arrived to a roaring ovation at the opening ceremony four years ago.
The International Olympic Committee told Iraqi sports officials in a letter that it would uphold its ban imposed in June after the government in Baghdad replaced its national Olympic panel with members not recognized by the IOC.
By Brian Murphy, The Associated Press
, July 25, 2008
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