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A few months after facing Olympic extinction, wrestling has become a favorite to clinch the final spot in the 2020 Games.

Everyone connected with the sport exhaled on Wednesday, as the International Olympic Committee announced that wrestling was one of three sports selected to compete for the last provisional spot in the 2020 and 2024 games.

Wrestling, squash and a combined bid from baseball/softball will be presented for a final vote by the IOC General Assembly in its meeting in September

USA Wrestling executive director Rich Bender says the sport needs to continue to push forward ahead of that vote.

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