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IOC moves to delay vote on reducing sports until '05

Updated: November 30, 2002, 7:59 PM ET
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY -- Baseball, softball and modern pentathlon are staying in the Olympics, likely ruling out the chances of golf being added for the 2008 Beijing Games.

Three months after an Olympic panel proposed dropping the three sports for Beijing, the IOC decided Friday to put off any vote until after the 2004 Athens Games.

The decision sharply reduces the chances the sports will be dropped from Beijing's schedule, because of the short amount of notice.

"If a sport ...

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