IOC members are set to discuss a replacement at their May meeting, according to a report in Newser.
Newser says IOC members looked at television ratings, ticket sales and doping rules before making their decision. Politics and public relations could have played a role, too; Newser reports that pentathlon officials pushed hard to keep their slot.
The 2020 games include 26 events, Newser reports.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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