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Wrestling Keeps Hold On Olympics And Avoids Cut

Olympic wrestling fans have been anxious the last few months. The sport had been dropped from the games. Then the International Olympic Committee reversed course and decided to keep the sport as part of the summer Olympics. Weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden speaks with NPR's Mike Pesca from Buenos Aires.
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Redskins Game Expected To Cause Major Traffic

The Redskins season opener against the Eagles Monday night at FedEx could result in major traffic delays due to the timing of the game.

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Michigan Beats Notre Dame, Plays 'Chicken Dance' Song

Last night's college football game between the University of Michigan and Notre Dame was the final match-up between the longtime rivals to be played in Ann Arbor for a while. And Notre Dame's looming suspension of the teams' long-time rivalry inspired a unique musical choice.
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Wrestling Gets A New Hold On Olympics, Avoids Being Cut

In a vote held Sunday, the International Olympic Committee chose wrestling over squash and a combined bid from baseball and softball to be part of the 2020 and 2024 Olympics. Wrestling had been eliminated from the permanent roster of sports earlier this year.
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Redskins Face Eagles At FedEx Field Monday Night

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will play in his first game since he suffered a knee injury last season. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at FedEx Field.

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Olympic Committee Picks A New Olympic Sport

NPR's Mike Pesca is in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the International Olympic Committee's announcement of Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympics. He speaks to host Rachel Martin about the IOC's next decision: wrestling, squash or baseball-softball.
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Tokyo Chosen To Host 2020 Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee chose Tokyo over Istanbul and Madrid to host the Summer Olympics and Paralympic Summer Games in 2020. This will be a repeat for Tokyo, which hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964.
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Tokyo Will Host The 2020 Summer Olympics, Beating Out Istanbul

Tokyo has been chosen to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, the IOC said in an announcement that was streamed live Saturday. Tokyo won 60 votes in the final round, to Istanbul's 36.
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Former Champion Makes Case For Squash As An Olympic Sport

Members of the International Olympic Committee will consider Saturday whether to add baseball-softball, wrestling or squash to the 2020 Olympics. Host Scott Simon talks to former world champion squash player Jonathon Power, who feels squash is a lifetime sport with a fanatic following.
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Tennis Trivia: The Game With An Egg For A Zero?

On the final weekend of the U.S. Open, host Scott Simon talks to trivia expert A.J. Jacobs about the sport's obscure and bizarre history.

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