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Date: 02/12/13 05:00 PM

33 Responses to Wrestling Dropped From The 2020 Olympics

  1. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7476 posts
    February 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm
    Link: Wrestling Dropped From The 2020 Olympics - Do you think the 2 new sports replacing it are a good call?
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2013 at 5:10 pm
    pretty sure he said wrastlin`
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    1896 huh.... If im not mistaken it was one of the origional greek events during the roman empire... Shotput, discus, javelin, sprinting and greco roman wrestling. Irate.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    February 12, 2013 at 5:16 pm
    Rugby I get, but golf? Seriously?
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm
    Wrestling was in the Olympics since 708 BC. If the recent homophobic jokes influenced this decision, then you might as well ban gingers and jews too.

    Bunch of old rich guys get rid of wrestling but bring in golf... I call shenanigans.

    And while they are at it, bring back Pankration!
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    February 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm
    @Dead-Kittens true, but she did say `modern Olympic games`
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    February 12, 2013 at 5:45 pm
    So much for the Olympic ideal. Why bother with all those years of history when you can make a buck, IOC?
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    Aramil Male 18-29
    315 posts
    February 12, 2013 at 6:07 pm
    Rugby and golf are NOT replacing wrestling. This decision affects the 2020 Olympics, and wrestling, rugby, and golf will all appear together in the 2016 Olympics. The decision on what sport will replace wrestling will come in a few months at another meeting of the IOC. I can`t recall the list of potential replacements off the top of my head, but I do know that wrestling will actually be on that list too, which means there`s an outside chance it will be put back in. That`s thought to be unlikely because it was JUST taken out, but with all the backlash, I wouldn`t be surprised.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Wasn`t wrestling part of the original olympics way back in classic Greece? Seems wrong to drop it.

    What`s replacing it?
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2013 at 6:26 pm
    "Wasn`t wrestling part of the original olympics way back in classic Greece? Seems wrong to drop it."

    Yes, and they used to do it in the nude.
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    ChrisP12 Male 40-49
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    February 12, 2013 at 7:09 pm
    But ribbon dancing stays.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    But curling stays ?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 12, 2013 at 7:29 pm
    I was waiting for the reveal that this was a joke. This proves beyond any doubt that the Olympics are just show biz and nothing more. People would much rather watch skinny 14-year-old girls prancing around in leotards than watch serious competitive sports. (Okay, I`m one of them, but still...)
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    Likewise384 Male 18-29
    22 posts
    February 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm
    These guys are idiots, wrestling has slowly been becoming a very popular sport. My high school team (and others in my area) has grown from 7 guys to 40 since 2003 and shows no sign of slowing. With the MMA becoming so popular, it is garnering respect from other at that level. Why would they think this is a good idea, Olympic MMA?
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2013 at 7:54 pm
    @oldollie: pedobear much?
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    and shows no sign of slowing
    i can think of one...sorry couldn`t resist
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    February 12, 2013 at 9:37 pm
    Wait, they got rid of wrestling but, kept horse riding?
    Something isn`t making sense: Why was it even a question?

    I mean, if one was going to toss something from there, wouldn`t it be more like sync swimming or baton twirling or whatever the heck that`s called?
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    February 12, 2013 at 9:37 pm
    Let`s remove one of the most prominent sports from the very first Olympics games. Who would get mad at that? Looks like the corruption is back. That didn`t take long.
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    Twinklestein Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm
    "Wasn`t wrestling part of the original olympics way back in classic Greece? Seems wrong to drop it.

    What`s replacing it?"

    Competitive eating
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    klaxor Male 18-29
    646 posts
    February 12, 2013 at 11:47 pm
    From WSj:"The move to drop wrestling, which has been in every modern Olympics since the inaugural 1896 Athens Games except 1900, reflects the IOC`s attempts to innovate to lure younger fans."

    - That is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard

    "In 2002, the IOC commissioned a review of Olympic sports that said wrestling had a "lack of global popularity" as well as "relatively low broadcast and press coverage.""
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
    2334 posts
    February 13, 2013 at 12:19 am
    I`m only wondering what took them so long. It`s all about the money.

    I cringe every time some backwater country blows half the nation`s coffers to build yet another record-breaking stadium they really can`t afford, just so they have a CHANCE at hosting the Olympics. Same goes for FIFA by the way.
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    SpermNinja81 Male 30-39
    459 posts
    February 13, 2013 at 2:58 am
    Why do they need to drop a sport to begin with? just leave it alone. That said, I really don`t care.. The olympics get less and less interesting as I get older. I don`t think I watched a single event last year.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    February 13, 2013 at 4:50 am
    Is this really how news are in the US? Two short sentences of facts and then two minutes` worth of outraged opinion?

    I want to know why they did it damnit!
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    February 13, 2013 at 5:13 am
    OOOH! RIGHT IN THE SOLAR PLEXUS!!!
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    Saunder Male 30-39
    181 posts
    February 13, 2013 at 5:18 am
    Yeah, let`s keep curling because THAT is a worldwide hit!! Wrestling has been there since the beginning and should be there forever.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 13, 2013 at 6:41 am

    They should`a dumped all team sports.
    Okay, they`re fun to watch {for some} but the Individual triumph and effort I think is more central to the Olympic ideal than team sport. Maybe you can stretch that to a relay race.

    Dump Water Ballet, basketball, hockey, soccer.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2013 at 7:53 am
    I say go for it, I don`t like wrestling let alone watch it.
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    swiftkeys Male 18-29
    500 posts
    February 13, 2013 at 9:15 am
    Men in spandex dry humping ? Gone from the Olympics ? Good.
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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
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    February 13, 2013 at 9:34 am
    I wish I could win a huge lottery and then sponsor an Olympics for all the sports banned from the Olympics. What a bunch of goons. The Olympics is becoming a big joke.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    February 13, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    They should have dumped that Tae Kwon Do pish. If I want to see two people wrapped head to toe in pads kicking each other with no attempt made to defend I`ll just go along and watch the local girls` hockey match.
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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    February 13, 2013 at 1:25 pm
    With no where to go olympic ready wrestlers will finally be able to make WWE a real sport.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm
    They added "Trampoline", and "Race Walking" and removed Wrestling. I hate this planet, wtf decided this, whats next? Olympic Nascar once they take out the Marathon?!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 14, 2013 at 10:55 am

    They should dump Race Walking, Grass Hockey & all equestrian events.
    I want to see how high a man can jump, not a horse!

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