While the world wrestling governing body, Fila, waits to discover which of the three sports earlier banned from competing at the Olympic Games will be returning to the 2020 Games, whose venue will be unveiled on Saturday, the association has received a warning for a “minor infringement” of the rules in the bidding race.
Wrestling, which was cut from the list of core sports in February, is competing against squash and a combined baseball/softball bid, with a decision to be announced on Sunday, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) says in a letter to the two other sports that wrestling body, Fila, and an organisation supporting it “engaged in activities that were not in lines with the rules of conduct.”
Fila president Nenad Lalovic says the case involves letters sent by the Japanese Wrestling Federation to some IOC members promoting the sport.
IOC rules prohibit the sports from sending such materials in the three weeks before Sunday’s vote in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lalovic says he reported the infringement to the IOC and the IOC letter says an official warning was sent to Fila on 20 August and they consider the matter closed.
Source Associated Press.