We know that wrestling, modern pentathlon, canoeing, taekwondo and hockey were the five sports shortlisted for the ballot to be excluded from the "core" sports. Once the field of five was announced, each sport should have been given time (14, 30, 60 days?) to prepare a submission to the IOC to argue why they should be retained as a core Olympic sport. Of course, no such right was given to them.
I have established a "rickeyrecricket" Google+ page as a companion to my @rickeyrecricket Twitter account.
The International Olympic Committee voted yesterday to effectively axe wrestling from the 2020 Olympics. Hardly anyone seems to think that this was a good idea.