Without participation of National Ministries of Sport of every world's country which finance amateur sport we left IOC to decide which sports will be on their IOC COMPANY agenda. After Franco's fascists dead (Samaran) they found out that they should be more independant from financing of national budgets of sport so IOC produced a mess especially in martial arts and combat sports where there are so many boxing professional federations and the same in MMA, wrestling-sambo, ju-jitsu-judo, muay thai - kickboxing, ITF-WTF taekwondo connections.
In the last 30 years they showed to the world of sport that they are totaly non-competent speaker of unification of combat sports. Their politics also leaks in every single corner and on every sport pipe. IOC is a dinosaur which remains the same in 21st century and we all wish to see it from now on only in a histrorical books and museums.
If you accept that the same boxers (also olympic medal boxers) leave official olympic AIBA and then compete for HBO (WBC) the TV houses very well connected with IOC TV rights then you can find out that they exploite national member countries (and their sport ministries which finance combat sport) to rise fighters and then they steal them in professioal system and sell fights through the same sport TV houses in USA and Europe. Incredible but so true. And I will not mention wrestling, MMA connections . IOC please leave the room or better ... get out.
The International Olympic Committee will announce the shortlist of sports for possible inclusion as an additional sport on the 2020 Olympic Programme during SportAccord Convention in Saint-Petersburg. On Wednesday 29 May, the eight candidate sports will present to the IOC Executive Board. The EB will then decide which of the eight sports to recommend to the 125th IOC Session for inclusion and an announcement will be made of the shortlist. The candidate sports are Baseball/Softball, Karate, Roller Sports, Sport Climbing, Squash, Wakeboarding, Wrestling and Wushu.
During SportAccord Convention, the EB will meet with the Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF). It will also hear reports on the IOC’s latest activities and receive updates on preparations for the forthcoming Olympic Games: Sochi 2014, Rio de Janeiro 2016 and PyeongChang 2018.