PARIS: One sports federation will not be happy today as the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is set to vote in Lausanne to have a sport removed from the 2020 Summer Games. The Executive Board will then vote at a later date on what sport should replace it at those Games with squash — karate among the frontrunners to do so. Such decisions do not sit easily with some of the IOC members outside the EB who believe that such matters should be decided upon by all of them. “I don’t think it is a very good idea” said an IOC member not on the EB told AFP. “There is enough to be decided on there in the shape of the host city of the 2020 Games and the successor to Jacques Rogge as president.”
Published in The Express Tribune, February 12th, 2013.