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Jim Scherr: Wrestling has work to do

Updated: February 28, 2013, 7:29 PM ET
Associated Press

Former U.S. Olympic Committee head Jim Scherr believes wrestling has a path to survival in the Olympics, but it will be a "major challenge."

Scherr is a former wrestler who has been working with the sport's international federation to reverse a recent IOC recommendation to eliminate wrestling from the 2020 Summer Games. In a conference call arranged by USA Wrestling on Thursday, he said it's difficult to gauge how "uphill" the battle will be.

"I think it's a major challenge to the ...

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