As you will realise, we are entering the critical last phases of our Olympic bid led by President Ramachandran, and so need to build on the pace we have set so that, to use an athletics phrase, we drive to the line.
To update you briefly, you will have seen that a few days ago the IOC decided that wrestling would be dropped from the Programme after Rio 2016 and so make the space for the new sport for 2020.
At the end of May all the sports on the shortlist, with wrestling added, will make a presentation to the IOC Executive Board, who had planned to recommend one sport to the IOC Congress as a whole to ratify when they meet in September. It is now possible that they could recommend two or three sports to the Congress to choose from. We don’t know yet, but whatever the number we need to be on that list by continuing to develop our case in every way we can. Continue reading