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Getting down to basics

Updated: November 26, 2002, 6:48 PM ET
By Steve Wilstein | Associated Press

Baseball, softball and the ever-fascinating modern pentathlon are on the Olympics' endangered list.

They may survive a proposal to eliminate them at the International Olympic Committee meeting this week in Mexico City, but their future in the games is shaky. IOC president Jacques Rogge is determined to shrink the games, or at least contain them.

"The games have reached a critical size which may put their future success at risk if the size continues to increase,'' says a preliminary ...

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