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Modern pentathlon on hot seat

Updated: February 8, 2013, 1:09 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Removing a sport from the Olympics is one of the IOC's most sensitive tasks. After months of evaluation, a decision will come next week. The century-old competition of modern pentathlon appears the most at risk.

The IOC executive board will meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, and announce Tuesday which of the current 26 sports on the Olympic program will be dropped for the 2020 Games.

With the aim of refreshing and modernizing the Olympic sports lineup, the IOC will also decide ...

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