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Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:32 pm
  • Now, i'm not a big wrestling fan but i am a huge Olympic fan and I think this sucks. One of the original Olympic sports is being dropped starting in 2020. But yet they keep ping pong, rhythmic gymnastics and some of the other crap they call "sport".

    IMO, one of the best recent Olympic moments was Rulon Gardner defeating Aleksander Kerelin who was undefeated in his previous 13 years.
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:50 pm
  • Wrestling out of the Olympics? What's next - the marathon?
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:36 pm
  • This is BS. The tantethelon or whatever stayed. How does a sport as original as wrestling go?
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:45 pm
  • Wow, wrestling is one of the oldest and most popular sports in the world. How does it just get dropped from the Olympics?
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:09 pm
  • Pure stupidity and politics is the only way they could decide something like this. I'm not a fan of wrestling but to take it out the olympics is incredibly absurd and lessens my view of the olympics in general.
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:50 pm
  • Isn't there a couple types of wrestleing in the Olympics? The fact that going back to the origination of the Olympics you heard of wrestleing makes this a travesty, take the discus and Javelin next.

    I'm sure it goes back to medical, staph infections and the transmission of them, possible fear of HIV from the mat burns that you get and contact. Money, I'm not sure what the attendence level is but viewer ship would rather watch beach volleyball.
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:53 pm
  • Damn it, I really thought Jeff Hardy was gonna go one a run of successive golds...
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:11 pm
  • What was the reasoning behind this change?
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:06 pm
  • What are all us Hulkamaniacs going to do now?
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:28 am
  • therealjohncarlson wrote:What was the reasoning behind this change?

    Stone Cold said so.
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:34 am
  • Pro Wrestling is a joke compared to the 'real' thing. This is a shame. They are catering to China.
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:44 am
  • Seahwkgal wrote:Pro Wrestling is a joke compared to the 'real' thing. This is a shame. They are catering to China.


    Whatever. Why is it that all amateur wrestlers aspire to reach pro status but so few do?

    You obviously don't smell what The Rock is cookin.
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:57 am
  • therealjohncarlson wrote:What was the reasoning behind this change?


    Go back to those posts earlier in the thread where people said, "I'm not a fan of wrestling, but..."

    Nobody watches it. There's your reasoning.

    Just because something's been around for a long time doesn't grant it some sort of elevated status. The Olympics are a moneymaking enterprise now, and wrestling hasn't been a marquee sport for decades.

    For the record, wrestling wasn't completely tossed out. It'll be in the 2016 games, and then it'll have to compete to be included in the games going forward.

    And if you want to point to a ridiculous "sport" that's kicking wrestling out, consider that golf is being added to the 2016 games. Golf.
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:48 pm
  • Too bad they didn't add the circle jerk, I am sure based on how some corperations are in the US we would win Gold for years to come.
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:26 pm
  • I'm cool with golf being in the Olympics. Wrestling should be there too.
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:24 pm
  • Its an original sport. Cant get rid of it.
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:45 am
  • Badmitton stays, Wrestling is out? Pure tomfoolery.
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:18 am
  • Maybe they should try adding theme songs, fireworks and better costumes. Everything was better when it was the free world against the commies....
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:14 am
  • Bring back Sargent Slaughter!
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:58 pm
  • They kept the modern pentathlon instead. Amazing. Look at what that "sport" is. It's like riding around on a horse, shooting a pistol, opening a soup can with your bare hands, and doing 1 armed pushups. It's the stupidest sport ever, and everybody KNEW it was going to get axed, and wrestling just happened to be in the bottom 5 or whatever it was, but that sleazeball Samaranch's son was in charge of modern pentathlon and either paid off a bunch of guys or threatened to expose them for the corruption they took part in while his dad was the IOC boss to keep it as a sport. Smart move by those who support the 'modern pentathlon' but a travesty for the olympics.

    Wrestling is certainly a dying sport, I get it. But modern pentathlon isn't exactly a growing sport. It's a freaking weird sport that should probably be on Nickelodeon and involve dropping slime on people as they pass the finish line.
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Re: Wrestling dropped from the Olympics
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:57 pm
  • They had to make room for pole dancing in the next olympics and that is a MAJOR upgrade over wrestling.
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