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Wrestling dropped from 2020 Games
ESPN ^ | February 12, 2013, 1:58 PM ET

Posted on 02/12/2013 11:10:28 AM PST by BenLurkin

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To: US Navy Vet

Or this;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15m_i6QPAXE


51 posted on 02/12/2013 1:14:49 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: BenLurkin

I can’t help but think that they think wrestling is to masculine to be an internationally competitive sport.


52 posted on 02/12/2013 1:16:18 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Tau Food

As a former wrestler, I heard that thought expressed frequently.

However, it is queer like hand-to-hand combat is queer.

The original purpose of the Olympic Competitions was to permit the contestants to seek excellence in the battle skills, and to test the abilities among the warriors.

If you believe the training of a warrior is queer, then I guess wrestling is queer.

At least, one could say that the goal was to F you up. Context, however, is key.


53 posted on 02/12/2013 1:17:24 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Usagi_yo

I can’t help but think that they think wrestling is to masculine to be an internationally competitive sport
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Probably dropping it before the ‘ladies’ make a serious attempt to join.

However, I remember some of those E. German LADIES(?) and would imagine the majority of them could hold their own??

That would make it join the ‘old VN logic - We must destroy the ‘village’ in order to save it’.


54 posted on 02/12/2013 1:22:13 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Combine shooting and archery with dressage.
Call it the Cavalry.

That would be pretty close to "Modern Pentathlon" and is already an Olympic event, though not well televised at all.

55 posted on 02/12/2013 1:31:35 PM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: ZX12R
Last Olympics I watched, I didn’t think there was any other sport except beach volleyball. That’s all I ever saw when I turned it on.

Yeah, I got that impression too. A side note with the advent of us going digital with HDTV and subchannels, why can't NBC set up subchannels with other sports, even if they could only offer them in standard definition (HD makes no difference to me, I've been watching the same TV set for 30 years daily), that way you can have one event on 11-1 (virtual channel number for the Pittsburgh NBC affiliate), 11-3, 11-4 and so on. 11-2 is MeTV so that's taken. BTW, some might think I'm a heretic but beach volleyball just does not quite make the cut for me as an Olympic sport. Yes, I will support my teams and hope we win but I just thing we are watering the games down too much.
56 posted on 02/12/2013 1:59:54 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: BenLurkin

Between this and iron being replaced in Monopoly by the cat, I’m ready to go watch some dog fighting I’m so mad.


57 posted on 02/12/2013 3:24:46 PM PST by dinoparty
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To: BenLurkin

The Olympic Games ended in the early seventies. Mexico City was the end; and it hasn’t been pretty since. Let ‘em go and save the poor, beleaguered taxpayers around the world their hard-earned money.


58 posted on 02/12/2013 3:53:00 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: BenLurkin

I suspect this has something to do with the feminization of the Olympics. No real man watches rhythmic gymnastics or synchronized swimming. Last summer while watching the Olympics I mentioned to my wife what a joke sport synchonized swimming is. She got a little testy. Apparently a lot of women think “sports” like that are legitimate. What’s next...rhythmic-synchronized pole dancing?


59 posted on 02/12/2013 3:54:40 PM PST by driftless2
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To: ConservativeTeen
Cut Olympic wrestling but keep horse dancing/dressage. F the IOC!

1. Dressage is not a core sport, it's part of esquatarics.

2. Dressage is a demonstration of the skill of controlling a war/cavalry horse. It meets the Spirit of the Olympics: The Art of the Warrior. It should stay.

60 posted on 02/12/2013 4:44:19 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: BenLurkin

What in the f—k is wrong with this world? Every day I get more and more pissed off.


61 posted on 02/12/2013 5:13:20 PM PST by TBall
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To: Tau Food
Some guys enjoy rolling around on the floor in the arms of another man.

Wrestling is so far removed from how you described it that it's ridiculous. You seem to be quite ignorant on the subject. Have you ever even seen a wrestling match?

62 posted on 02/12/2013 9:42:07 PM PST by Isabel C.
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To: LachlanMinnesota
The winners received laurels which were wreaths around their heads to wear on the way home and thus show the honors of their victories

I thought it was a laurel, and hardy handshake.

63 posted on 02/12/2013 9:47:54 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Isabel C.

Ric Flair, a famous wrestler.

64 posted on 02/12/2013 9:53:14 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Tau Food

Ronnie and Bobby repo’ed a car from his party.


65 posted on 02/12/2013 9:55:43 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/)
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To: Tau Food
Well, Fabulous Mr Flair will just hafta settle for Gay Games!


66 posted on 02/12/2013 10:02:17 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: BenLurkin

They could save time by combining shotgun competition with the dove release. :=)


67 posted on 02/12/2013 10:15:04 PM PST by Bob
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