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    Default Wrestling Cut from Olympics

    If the mods want to move this to sports, fine. But I think this reeks of politics more than just sports.

    Wrestling has been dropped from the Olympics starting in 2020. A sport that has been there since the ancient Greeks. Why? Bigger things on the IOC's agenda I guess. Have to include stuff like synchronized swimming etc. An anti-American movement? Wouldn't put it past the European dominated IOC. I just want a valid reason. The chairman gave a great political dance around the issue response. It's crap. IMO

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    insane decision. Just like dropping baseball a little while back.

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    Well gosh! I mean like... isn't wrestling one of THE original Olympic competitions?

    Ludicrous decision.

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    Golf and Curling....but no wrestiling....uh, ok.
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    BS decision.
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    Remember, this is a sport:



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    This F'ing stupid. Wrestling is one the core sports of the Olympiad. Got to be because it is not TV friendly.

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    you can make fun of rhythmic gymnastics all you want, but I heard they were thinking of adding pole dancing to the equipment



    as long as they are at it they should eliminate dressage, synchronized diving and RACE WALKING


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    I am pretty bummed because this actually screws with a friend of mine. He wrestled in Beijing and coached in London. Chances are he will continue to coach and will miss out on being at future Olympics. These guys work their asses off and while its not the most popular sport, it should not be removed.

    I wouldn't be surprised that a backlash changes the decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    I wouldn't be surprised that a backlash changes the decision.
    One can hope, but there are strong political forces at play here.
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