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LonghornBronco 02-12-2013 09:32 AM

Wrestling eliminated from 2020 Olympics
 
WTF?!?! Wrestling by definition is a "core" olympic sport. IOC can suck a bag of *****.

LonghornBronco 02-12-2013 09:46 AM

https://www.change.org/petitions/int...-olympic-sport

mnfan 02-12-2013 09:50 AM

Dumb move. I seldom watch the olympics anyway, now I doubt I will at all. Syncronized swimming yes, a real, hard, competitive competition, no.

Tombstone RJ 02-12-2013 09:51 AM

That's too bad. As someone who wrestled as a youngster I can appreciate these athletes immensely, its a grueling sport.

Eldorado 02-12-2013 09:51 AM

Signed

02-12-2013 09:54 AM

What a bunch of crap. Didn't the ancient Greeks have a form of wrestling? Yeah, women's beach volleyball is a lot better viewing when the wife and kids are out of the house but wrestling is a far superior sport.

Rohirrim 02-12-2013 10:01 AM

Wrestling was the most popular "core" sport of the original Olympics in Athens. Socrates and Plato were big fans. You can't get rid of wrestling and expect to still use the name "Olympics."

LonghornBronco 02-12-2013 10:11 AM

Even before I began wrestling I remember John Smith, Kenny Monday and Bruce Baumgardner having some of the best reactions and tears at the medal stand. Some of my best olympic memories.


Oh well, I'm sure Jacques Rogge and his cronies all got BJ's from the modern pentathelon booster club.

02-12-2013 10:12 AM

Well paint this as another reason for me to dislike the Olympics. Honestly,for the most part they're really uninteresting and only draw media attention away from preseason NFL.

Kaylore 02-12-2013 10:26 AM

In favor of the Pentathalon?!? What a freaking joke.

Beantown Bronco 02-12-2013 10:49 AM

I literally couldn't believe it when I read the news this morning. Bad decision IMO. The entire process this group went through is clearly a joke.

Binkythefrog 02-12-2013 11:00 AM

I don't understand - why can there only be 26 sports? Wrestling is pretty awesome - very dramatic where one slight mistake can be the difference between a medal and like 10th place.

ghwk 02-12-2013 11:08 AM

Thank God it was wrestling! They damn well better leave Ribbon Gymnastics alone! Hilarious!

broncosteven 02-12-2013 11:09 AM

Personally I think the olympics are a joke, I don't mind Track and field or sking type stuff but Syncronized (sp?) Swiming and Water Polo? Do people actually watch that ****?

Kaylore 02-12-2013 11:20 AM

I watch swimming. Michael Phelps is one of the greatest athletes of my generation. And Missy Franklin is awesome!

BroncoLifer 02-12-2013 11:25 AM

Meanwhile, trash like synchronized diving and badminton remain in the Olympics.....

BroncoLifer 02-12-2013 11:28 AM

Oh, and rhythmic gymnastics - prepubescent girls twirling ribbons while prancing along to music - they keep that, too. What crap.

Requiem 02-12-2013 11:36 AM

Replace it with a spelling bee.

HAT 02-12-2013 11:44 AM

Greco Roman I can see....Stupid to 86 Freestyle.

bowtown 02-12-2013 11:49 AM

DOOOOOOOOON'T CAAAAAAAAAARE

Chris 02-12-2013 11:52 AM

I watch swimming because I was a swimmer (and a friend from school that was always faster than me has beaten Phelps in lesser heats and still competes) but otherwise it's all about the winter olympics! Much more fun to watch.

Inkana7 02-12-2013 12:10 PM

poor central asia

Inkana7 02-12-2013 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris (Post 3796264)
I watch swimming because I was a swimmer (and a friend from school that was always faster than me has beaten Phelps in lesser heats and still competes) but otherwise it's all about the winter olympics! Much more fun to watch.

lol not one bit

Willynowei 02-12-2013 01:23 PM

The stupid thing's always about politics anyways, these types of decisions are the norm, not the exception.

That One Guy 02-12-2013 01:27 PM

Who really cares? As long as the US dominates whatever they put in and we can beat our chests, I'm good with it. I'm not gonna watch any of that crap anyways.

They could make the only event a game of peeing in the air and catching it with a crystal bowl balanced on your nose and I wouldn't care as long as the US rocked it.


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