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What a shame. One of the biggest stages left for wrestling will be gone. It is getting harder to keep this sport going.
This is akin to the NHL dropping one of the Original Six. Its nonsensical.
That's terrible and makes no sense at all.
EDIT - looks like Chance Marstellar should go to college now.
Also, and I know it's not for everyone.........but at least there is the UFC for some of these athletes now. Viable way to make a ton of cash and continue to use your skills and abilities.
This really is absolutely stunning.
This post was edited by PSU17 17 months ago
Flat out stupid!
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
This makes no sense, especially compared to Field Hockey...IRCC, there were only like 6 or 8 nations that competed in field hockey on the men's side...
It's a sad day ... can't believe it.
It's probably the most athletically demanding sport and it won't be featured at the Olympics. Amazing.
If winning was easy even losers would do it.
I never understood why any sport needed to be dropped from the olympics. Is there a certain number they have to have? When they eliminate the sport the eliminate the opportunity for some country to send a representative.
I always admire watching the opening ceremonies and seeing those small, small countries and how proud they are just to be there.
Although, I doubt it will end up in Istanbul, Turkey (they are 2020 finalists with Madrid and Tokyo). It is crazy that one of the sports the Turks typically perform well at could be dropped.
At least they didn't drop trampoline or ribbon dancing.
Can't forget Badminton and Equestrian sports...
On a side note, I think they need to bring back tug of war...
I'm glad Synchronized Swimming is safe. Sport of Kings!
Just found out "race walking" is an event. WTF?
The London Olympics are here and what better way to kick them off than with a list of the worst events at this year's Olympics.
This post was edited by JettaPSU2001 17 months ago
Yea, my wife has been eyeing her run at that.
Agree with the article to get rid of Sailing. They have the Amaericas Cup or whatever it is.
Yachts have no place in athletic competition. Motor boating on the other hand… sign us up.
I do love to MOTOR BOAT!!!!!! BBBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRBBBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
Wasn't Greco-Roman wrestling one of the original Olympic events???!!!
That is my name on their tops and no one can tell me any different!!!!
Yes. Sad to see it go.
They have to make room for the 100 meter Doggy Paddle, because 50 swimming events isn't enough. With all the stupid and useless events they have, they choose to get rid of wrestling.
The Olympics have been a bloated joke for a long time, all you have to do is watch one of their disgusting self-indulgent opening ceremonies to realize that. I guess we should be happy they still have speed walking, what would the Olympics be without it?
The Big Show and Undertaker are going to be pissed!
Wrestling is one of the oldest sports known to man. Maybe the Ancient Greeks and Romans were better suited for ping pong as a stage of competiveness.
Or he may decide 2016 is his only chance and he heads directly to Colorado.
But now it's only big in the US and a block of Eastern Europe/Western Asia countries (mainly the former Soviet Union countries, Iran, and Turkey).
The above bunch wins 90% of the medals. As far as I can tell, no one from South America, Africa or the Oceanic states (basically the entire Southern hemisphere plus the rest of Africa) has ever won an Olympic gold or a world championship).
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by UncleLar 17 months ago
There are sports with narrower focus than wrestling. Its really the politics of the organization. On one hand you cannot say that ratings and ticket sales are important (thus we have so many types of gymnastics ... it has an audience), and then save a sport like the modern pentathalon. The IOC lobbied to keep it, and it stayed. They are worse than our BOT.
check this out - long listen - but well worth it (have not seen it above this thread)
i'm pissed - hope this guy gets you fired up too - this is not about the next 3 years - this is forever!!!!!!
Jay Mohr Sports Hr 1
Wrestling owns the Olympics
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