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.