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IOC cuts wrestling from 2020 Olympics
Yahoo! Sports ^ | 2/12/2013 | Maggie Hendricks

Posted on 02/12/2013 7:39:17 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

IOC cuts wrestling from 2020 Olympics

Maggie Hendricks

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ioc; olympics; rasslin; wrestling
This is simply outrageous. Wrestling is one of those which define Olympics, along with marathon. Now 2500 years of tradition goes up in smoke. It should have been the one which stays even when 90% of games are to be cut.
1 posted on 02/12/2013 7:39:22 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
But trans-gender naked badminton is still in!
2 posted on 02/12/2013 7:42:44 AM PST by yobid (Catastrophic failure is the only solution)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


3 posted on 02/12/2013 7:44:50 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Odd..would’ve thought the IOC would be very approving of lot’sa half-naked, sweaty, man-on-man contact.


4 posted on 02/12/2013 7:47:49 AM PST by moovova
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Wrestling? Since when has wrestling been in the Olympics.

Olympics has only three sports as far as I know.

Men’s Swimming
Women’s Gymnastics
Women’s Beach Vollyball

That’s it.


5 posted on 02/12/2013 7:48:34 AM PST by super7man
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To: Neoliberalnot

Dear Lord, please let Dan Gable be on duty at Heaven’s Gate when these IOC members die!!


6 posted on 02/12/2013 7:51:00 AM PST by King Hawk
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To: King Hawk

Women’s Curling is undoubtedly the most demanding sport on the agenda ~


7 posted on 02/12/2013 7:58:19 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Greco-Roman Wrestling to be replaced by Pole Dancing.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 8:03:20 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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.


9 posted on 02/12/2013 8:04:36 AM PST by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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!


10 posted on 02/12/2013 8:05:09 AM PST by Kevin in California
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Yet they're keeping some dumb a$$ made-up event such as rhythmic gymnastics!

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!

11 posted on 02/12/2013 8:08:45 AM PST by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com/forums)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Now wrestling will have to face off with seven other sports that are fighting for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics. The list includes includes baseball and softball, which were dropped from the Olympics after Beijing in 2008 and sports trying to make the Olympics for the first time, including karate, squash, roller sports, sport climbing,wake boarding and wushu.

squash??? wushu??? wake boarding???

12 posted on 02/12/2013 8:08:53 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Great...now there might be room in the venue for Transgender sports.


13 posted on 02/12/2013 8:14:44 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I’m guessing the worldwide wrestling organization hasn’t been paying bribes at a high enough level.


14 posted on 02/12/2013 8:16:12 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: TigerLikesRooster

we can thank the title ix fiasco.


15 posted on 02/12/2013 8:20:31 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeaHawkFan
Probably true.

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.

16 posted on 02/12/2013 8:20:58 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
This is simply outrageous. Wrestling is one of those which define Olympics, along with marathon. Now 2500 years of tradition goes up in smoke. It should have been the one which stays even when 90% of games are to be cut.

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.

17 posted on 02/12/2013 8:21:23 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: super7man

And don’t forget the pretty horsies. :)


18 posted on 02/12/2013 8:24:45 AM PST by GSD Lover
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To: TigerLikesRooster

One of the remaining “original” Olympic games sports... Sigh...

Will they drop track and field next?


19 posted on 02/12/2013 8:27:08 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It’s all about TV ratings. Why would anyone want to watch Olympic baseball?


20 posted on 02/12/2013 8:32:45 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: TigerLikesRooster

this is so wrong!


21 posted on 02/12/2013 8:33:16 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The Olympics just jumped the shark....


22 posted on 02/12/2013 8:37:23 AM PST by freebilly
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To: TigerLikesRooster
No wrestling?!


23 posted on 02/12/2013 9:12:31 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: King Hawk
Dear Lord, please let Dan Gable be on duty at Heaven’s Gate when these IOC members die!!

Along with Cael Sanderson.

24 posted on 02/12/2013 9:13:48 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: yobid
But trans-gender naked badminton is still in!

Woo-hoo, gangnam style!

25 posted on 02/12/2013 9:14:37 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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ph


26 posted on 02/12/2013 9:18:45 AM PST by xone
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I didn’t really need another reason to continue ignoring the Olympic Games, but they’ve given me one anyway. Costas, Up Close and Personal, Gymnastics, Equestrian, Beach Volleyball, Synchronized Swimming, corruption in the boxing matches...you get the point.


27 posted on 02/12/2013 9:21:25 AM PST by DPMD
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It’s all about catering to women viewers.


28 posted on 02/12/2013 9:22:51 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Good Lord, what is wrong with these people? They are only rivaled by the Nobel Prize Committee in their stupidity. Water ballet stays, wrestling goes. Boycott these assholes.


29 posted on 02/12/2013 9:22:51 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: massgopguy
Greco-Roman Wrestling to be replaced by Pole Dancing.

I think the Polish team would clean up in that event.

30 posted on 02/12/2013 9:24:22 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The only silver lining is that this will tick off the Iranians, since they are one of the best wrestling countries.


31 posted on 02/12/2013 9:26:20 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Kevin in California

Guess you couldn’t hack it. Hardest sport in the world. Muggers will have an easy time when they target you.


32 posted on 02/12/2013 9:31:03 AM PST by strider44
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I agree. And it is a great individual sport. They should get rid of tennis. And beach volleyball.

But it is clear they care most about making money, not about fostering a unique athletic competition.

All I can say is, if the winter olympics gets rid of curling, they will be dead to me. I already hardly watch the summer olympics, although it’s nice to occasionally catch some event like water polo or velodrome bike racing.

And I actually enjoyed the archery this past year.


33 posted on 02/12/2013 9:42:43 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Something had to go to make room for golf.


34 posted on 02/12/2013 10:06:37 AM 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: Kevin in California

“Wrestling was boring anyway-just my opinion.”

That is simply not true!!

Go watch a good college wresting meet; you would be amazed at the athleticism of these guys.

I was able to watch everyone of Cael Sandersons meets when he wrestled at Iowa State. Just an incredible athlete; the only wrestler to ever go undefeated in college competition.

It wasn’t just his matches that were exciting; the other weights were also very exciting to watch. I always wondered; why are not more people here watching
?


35 posted on 02/12/2013 10:13:31 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: Kevin in California

Yeah, Synchronized Swimming is so much more exciting. /s


36 posted on 02/12/2013 10:14:49 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Not a personal wrestling fan but I know some kids who wrestle and it is a serious sport. And tradition alone should keep this classic in the Games. Yet equestrian sports, beach volleyball, and rhythmic gymnastics are still in?

My favorite sport to watch is men’s gymnastics. I get to watch it every day. These guys take nearly a year to get ready for their short season of competition. Nobody has the strength and flexibility of gymnasts. None of the young men that I know enjoy the uniforms as fashion -— they are from all walks of life and practice in basketball shorts. Some dress a little gangsta. They just have to wear form fitting uniforms so you can see how straight and “one piece” they make their bodies. It is NOT easy to do that.

I wish men’s gymnastics are more popular among Americans. Go to your local college or even club meet. They are long, so don’t stay for the whole thing, or come late so you can see the awards at the end. It’s a cheap way to see what cirque de soleil will show you for $150. Plus you can see 14 year olds doing it! Wow! You will see such courage as guys fall off yet have to get back up and complete their routines even with the huge point loss. Sometimes more than once in a routine.


37 posted on 02/12/2013 10:20:19 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Jacob Wrestles With God

22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”

But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

Just how many of the other Olympic Sports has God participated in?

38 posted on 02/12/2013 11:16:41 AM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

so they dump baseball, softabll and wrestling but keep ping pong and badminton? What are they going to add next, croquet?


39 posted on 02/12/2013 11:23:56 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: massgopguy

Not Pole Smoking ?


40 posted on 02/12/2013 6:07:58 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Kevin in California
Not Pole Smoking ?

That's just for Kevin in California.

41 posted on 02/13/2013 2:27:23 PM PST by xone
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To: TigerLikesRooster
How about (from Gay Games)?


42 posted on 02/13/2013 2:29:56 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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