Hockey was removed from the Olympic programme at the 1924 Paris Games due to the lack of an international sporting structure. The International Hockey Federation was founded that year as a response to the omission. Men's hockey was readmitted for Amsterdam 1928 and has appeared on the programme ever since. The sport suffered a scare following London 2012, however, when it was one of several sports considered for exclusion by the International Olympic Committee's ruling Executive Board. In the end, they recommended wrestling be dropped after Rio 2016 before a determined campaign saw the sport saved.