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Old 02-13-2013, 02:09 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Kurt Angles take on it.

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KURT ANGLE says his beloved wrestling has been KO’d by a disgraceful decision from the International Olympic Committee.
The US star, a gold medal winner in Atlanta 1996, was shaking with rage that grappling had been cut from the roster of sports for Rio in 2016.

Now aged 44 but still competing with TNA Wrestling, he told SunSport: “It’s the world’s oldest sport and has too much tradition. It’s like dropping track and field.

“When I woke up this morning I knew there was going to be a sport dropped. I didn’t consider is would be wrestling.

“I heard the IOC president has a son who is a pentathlete, that was the sport going they were going to drop, but politics got in the middle of it.

“Because of the Olympics and MMA, wrestling is at its highest peak since 1980. It’s just off the charts.

“It’s a serious programme we have in the US, through junior high school, college, then the Olympics. We’re a world power and have made ourselves that way.

“And other countries are just as good. Iran Bulgaria, Turkey, Cuba, Germany so many great countries and the talent is evenly dispersed.

“Russia has five million wrestlers. That’s more athletes than the USA sports combined. All they do it wrestle. How upset are they right now?

Angle, who after leaving Olympic wrestling became a WWE star, mixing it with the likes of Steve Austin, The Rock and Triple H, is adamant he will fight for the ruling body to reverse its decision.

He continued: “I know if wrestling is dropped its entire history is in jeopardy. Even I’m in jeopardy of not being remembered.

“I pledged my heart and soul to the sport. I won a gold medal when I had everything stacked against me, including my neck being broken.

“Winning the world title in 1995 was harder than the Olympics but the truth is people measure you by the Olympics.

“I’m so angry I’ve been shaking all day. I can’t believe what they are thinking.

“If they are looking at revenue, then wrestling makes a heck of a lot more than judo or taekwondo or trampolining — that’s a sport for failed gymnasts. And Badminton? It’s a recreational sport, how can that supercede wrestling?

“I believe this has something to do with female viewers. If females don’t want to watch and don’t understand I don’t blame.

“But wrestling has women competing now and that’s how we want to promote it.

Angle, who has just returned to the States after a recent UK tour, he added: “I’ll fight for it. They can’t just keep adding new sports and taking away the old ones.

“I’ll continue to wrestle for the TNA. The plan is on wrestling three more years then coach amateur wrestlers and fight my butt of to get wrestling back in the Olympics.”
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:44 AM   #22 (permalink)
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It's a good thing they didn't remove synchronized swimming, speed walking, table tennis or dressage.
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need to get rid of shooting

also, there is no need for soccer and tennis in the olympics. soccer already has an under 20 world cup. tennis players play in major tournaments all year round.
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totally agree about the soccer and tennis windex. good call.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:08 PM   #25 (permalink)
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They just want the sissy sports. Every men's swimming competition was televised. Nothin' like watching men in speedos climbing in and out of the pool all day.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:19 AM   #26 (permalink)
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the exclusion of wrestling from the olympics angers me and makes me want to wrestle. hah. go figure
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:17 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I saw BB gun shooting. I didn't know you could win a medal at that? DUDE! I need to try out for the American squad. I take the heads off lil' army guys at 6 meters. Not playing around! I have them on display for everyone to see, and even hand them out as gestures of kindness to my closest friends. Nothing like taking home a headless toy soldier.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:20 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Oh, I had a super shot last summer. Pistol BB gun 100 feet. PLAP! Hit him in the leg, but none the less, straight sniped the lil' goober. I have witnesses for that shot.
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