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Old 02-13-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Wrestling dropped from the Olympics....

What the hell? I'm in total disbelief.

http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/...-2020-olympics
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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Yep, this is really outrageous to remove such a historically rich sport from the Olympics.

Some stuff isn't watched much, but ratings shouldn't be the final determination in front of tradition and common sense.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:18 PM   #3
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What total bullshit. Let's remove the first Olympic sport ever from the Olympics.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:20 PM   #4
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Agree. You think wrestling was bad? I tried to watch Judo during the last one, and it was like watching paint dry.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:06 PM   #5
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Exit Wrestling. Enter MMA.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:12 PM   #6
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Pretty sure that will not happen anytime soon. I like MMA myself, but it's too much of a blood sport for the Olympics.

Wrestling is one of the classic Greek sports, and has a long history. If the IOC really does this....people need to complain, loudly.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:13 PM   #7
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I don't think removing wrestling is a good idea. I still won't watch it or participate, but it deserves recognition for those who care.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:39 PM   #8
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Last time I checked, the Olympics were not created for monetary gain. Oh wait, this is the modern age. I would love to do a 5 point Greco throw to the idiots running the IOC. I am beyond pissed.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:52 PM   #9
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As a wrestler, I'm a little insulted. But what I don't get is, if they just cared about ratings than why not just stop broadcasting it? I can't wait to see the backlash the IOC is going to get for this.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:54 PM   #10
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I have never watched the Olympics anyway.

But I agree with you guys. What a shame.

And if Basketball is in the Olympics then everything should be.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:36 PM   #12
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I have never watched the Olympics anyway.

But I agree with you guys. What a shame.

And if Basketball is in the Olympics then everything should be.
Basketball, tennis, pingong..... Please.... But cancel Wrestling? The IOC is just bat shit crazy!
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:56 PM   #13
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Basketball, tennis, pingong..... Please.... But cancel Wrestling? The IOC is just bat shit crazy!
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:53 AM   #14
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That would be AMAZING.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:11 PM   #15
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Basketball, tennis, pingong..... Please.... But cancel Wrestling? The IOC is just bat shit crazy!
What you got against ping pong? You can't compare ping pong to any other sport.
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Wait now I cant watch sweaty men play tummy sticks on the ground every 4 years? well there is always the internet......
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