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Posted on 02/12/2013 7:39:17 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
IOC cuts wrestling from 2020 Olympics
In a shocking move, the International Olympic Committee voted to drop wrestling from its schedule for the 2020 Games. The unexpected decision was made via secret ballot during a Tuesday meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland where officials were discussing ways to "streamline" the Olympics.
Though many assumed modern pentathlon would get the boot, the committee instead decided to eliminate wrestling, which has roots in the ancient Greece games and has been a part of every modern Olympics since they began in 1896. The vote was completed over several rounds and the final totals were not released to the public.
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The motivation here is the rid the world of another, primarily, all male sport. Wrestling is a damn demanding sport and is an essential close quarters combat skill. No faggots allowed.
Odd..would’ve thought the IOC would be very approving of lot’sa half-naked, sweaty, man-on-man contact.
Wrestling? Since when has wrestling been in the Olympics.
Olympics has only three sports as far as I know.
Women’s Beach Vollyball
Dear Lord, please let Dan Gable be on duty at Heaven’s Gate when these IOC members die!!
Women’s Curling is undoubtedly the most demanding sport on the agenda ~
Greco-Roman Wrestling to be replaced by Pole Dancing.
It’s not really 2500 years of tradition, it’s a couple hundred years of tradition spread across 2500 years. Still pretty lame to get rid of one of the few real sports.
Wrestling was boring anyway-just my opinion.
Never could really understand why someone would want participate in a sport in which you subject yourself to be tied up like a pretzel with the potential of your face planted in another man’s sweaty crotch or armpit(s).
Sorry, not my cup of tea!
My son's wrestled in high school and it is one demanding and skilled sport that dates back to the original Olympics. This is damned shame!
squash??? wushu??? wake boarding???
Great...now there might be room in the venue for Transgender sports.
I’m guessing the worldwide wrestling organization hasn’t been paying bribes at a high enough level.
we can thank the title ix fiasco.
Even local S. Koreans appear to be shocked. Sure it is a kind of nice that Taekwondo survived, but to them, dropping wrestling from games is simply ridiculous. There are so many fluff games we can do without.
I normally don't get worked up about anything that happens in sports (other than in baseball), but you're right. Wrestling is the most ancient, universal sport in history and an integral part of both the ancient and modern Olympics. This decision is an abomination.
And don’t forget the pretty horsies. :)
One of the remaining “original” Olympic games sports... Sigh...
Will they drop track and field next?
It’s all about TV ratings. Why would anyone want to watch Olympic baseball?
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