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Golf, rugby to be voted on in October

Updated: August 13, 2009, 1:27 PM ET
Associated Press

BERLIN -- Golf and rugby took a big step toward joining 2016 Summer Olympics, making the cut after the IOC rejected bids from baseball, softball and three other sports.

The International Olympic Committee executive board Thursday also denied squash, karate and roller sports.

The board will submit golf and rugby sevens -- a faster-paced version of the standard 15-a-side game -- for ratification by the full 106-member IOC assembly in Copenhagen in October.

"In the end, the ...

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