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Loss Of Olympic Prospects A Blow To High School Wrestlers

The International Olympic Committee's decision to cut wrestling from the 2020 Summer Games came as a surprise to the quarter of a million high school wrestlers around the country. The fear is that if colleges follow suit, there might not be a future for wrestling beyond high school.

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In Losing Olympics' Oldest Sport, IOC Earns Criticism

Last week, the International Olympic Committee voted to lose the sport of wrestling from its games by 2020. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca to delve into whether there was any logic to the IOC's decision.
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New Car Hits The Road In NASCAR Season Opener

NASCAR's new season begins Saturday, and there's something a bit different on the track: a new car. NASCAR says it's betting on the future of the sport with the introduction of this new ride.
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Week In Sport: A Track Star's Fall From Grace

The Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was charged this week with the murder of his girlfriend at his home in South Africa. His appearance in the 2012 Olympics marked the first time a double amputee had ever competed. Also, with Selection Sunday just four weeks away, no team in college basketball can hang onto the No. 1 spot. Weekend Edition Saturday Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.
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When Sports Icons Fall Short

In the wake of a murder charge against legless sprinter Oscar Pistorius, sportswriter Stefan Fatsis and Robert Siegel discuss the elevation of sports stars beyond acclaim for their physical gifts.

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