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Wrestling Dropped From The 2020 Olympics

Hits: 8314 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Sports | Added by: cobrakiller
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Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:55:30 AM

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

richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2228 Posts
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 11:00:15 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?!

Magentab0b
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1462 Posts
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 1:25:35 PM
With no where to go olympic ready wrestlers will finally be able to make WWE a real sport.

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:22:57 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.

papajon0s1
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 579 Posts
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 9:34:32 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.

swiftkeys
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 481 Posts
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 9:15:46 AM
Men in spandex dry humping ? Gone from the Olympics ? Good.

panth753
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 8885 Posts
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 7:53:20 AM
I say go for it, I don't like wrestling let alone watch it.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6:41:41 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.

Saunder
Male, 30-39, Europe
 178 Posts
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:18:04 AM
Yeah, let's keep curling because THAT is a worldwide hit!! Wrestling has been there since the beginning and should be there forever.

bacon_pie
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2819 Posts
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:13:51 AM
OOOH! RIGHT IN THE SOLAR PLEXUS!!!

Tiredofnicks
Male, 30-39, Europe
 4950 Posts
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:50:39 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!

SpermNinja81
Male, 30-39, Australia
 458 Posts
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 2:58:29 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.

Reignblazer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2287 Posts
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:19:52 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.

klaxor
Male, 18-29, Western US
 647 Posts
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 11:47:49 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.""

Twinklestein
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 415 Posts
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 11:07:23 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

markust123
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3785 Posts
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 9:37:31 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.

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5281 Posts
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 9:37:02 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?

skypirate
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2105 Posts
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 9:11:18 PM
and shows no sign of slowing

i can think of one...sorry couldn't resist

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:54:21 PM
@oldollie: pedobear much?

Likewise384
Male, 18-29, Western US
 20 Posts
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:31:10 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?

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15102 Posts
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:29:14 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...)

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:21:04 PM

But curling stays ?

ChrisP12
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 186 Posts
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 7:09:08 PM
But ribbon dancing stays.

FoolsPrussia
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3402 Posts
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:26:46 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.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:13:20 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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