wrestling to be gone from olypmics
Old 02-12-2013, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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No more wrestling in olympics starting in 2020.

I am outraged.

no seriously, this is kind of odd and doesn't seem right.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It doesn't seem right at all.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wrestling is out and GOLF is in. Golf is maybe the most exclusionary game in the world. But TV ratings will improve and the IOC committee will get bigger bonuses so at least the rich are getting richer. :cookie:
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Never watched wrestling at all in the olympics, but it still does seem odd.
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Which organization is more corrupt: IOC or FIFA?

Whatever, I get why the decision was made, just don't agree with it. It's one of those sports that the olympics were built on. It feels like a slap in the face of tradition almost.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Which organization is more corrupt: IOC or FIFA?

Whatever, I get why the decision was made, just don't agree with it. It's one of those sports that the olympics were built on. It feels like a slap in the face of tradition almost.
Hasn't wrestling been a key Olympic sport since the very beginning?

Baffling.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It's annoying because it's a sign of where the Olympics, as a commercial event, is heading. It began by valuing tradition and now values dollars.
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the thing that i don't understand is if you want to bring in a new event, great. do it. but why take out something else just because?

Or why not take out rifle shooting or whatever it's called?
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the thing that i don't understand is if you want to bring in a new event, great. do it. but why take out something else just because?

Or why not take out rifle shooting or whatever it's called?
There have been complaints that the Summer Olympics is over-burdened and over-scheduled by events, and so should think about reducing the number of events.

The Winter Olympics, on the other hand, could use a few more events to round it out.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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With all of the judging controversy you'd think that they'd take out Boxing rather than Wrestling.... Sad.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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there goes one of the few sports Iran excels at
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Does this mean Leaping Lanny Poffo will never get a shot to win gold?
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Does this mean Leaping Lanny Poffo will never get a shot to win gold?
"the wwe is not wrasslin'. that's a bunch of fake bull-crap!"
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Guys, it's sad news but hardly even surprising. Wrestling ticket sales and ratings are poor. The Olympics, have never in our lifetime been about anything more than political propaganda outlets and Advertising windfalls.

Its sad because they ask us to buy into the "spirit" and we try to, and we do even, but at the end of the day, it isn't about that anymore. Wrestling was one of the original events. From BEFORE the Olympics, there were different games before that I forget what they were called. Its the most basic and primal of all human interactions that allows for aggression without striking and over all danger.

The world makes it hard to be a positive person.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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They're swapping poker with wrestling, yup. That's what this world is coming to, pokers a sport yaknow
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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That's pure crap. I thought maybe because of MMA the popularity of wrestling would rise.
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Why didn't they just get rid of the stupid International Modern Pentathlon instead of wrestling. Both problably draw the same amount of attendance/revenue and wrestling is most likely cheaper to run. Not to mention wrestling has deep rooted history in the olympics.

Oh right Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr. is the Vice President of that Union.


BIG TIME FAIL IOC
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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The wrestling lobbyists must suck. They don't know how to "play ball".
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:56 AM   #19 (permalink)
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The wrestling lobbyists must suck. They don't know how to "play ball".
why would they? there's no ball in wrestling
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:20 AM   #20 (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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