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Disgrace : IOC recommends to cut wrestling from 2020 Olympics
Yahoo Eurosport ^

Posted on 02/12/2013 3:46:25 AM PST by sunmars

Wrestling should be removed from the 2020 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee's Executive Board recommended on Tuesday as it looks to revamp the Games sports programme.

Wrestling, contested in the first modern Olympics in 1896, will join a list of seven other candidate sports battling for one spot on the programme. It is very unlikely, however, that wrestling will get back in.

The IOC session in Buenos Aires in September will still need to ratify the decision.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.eurosport.yahoo.com ...


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Wow am i not surprised at the corrupt IOC, i wonder, which offered the bigger bung to get the sport, probably rap ropeskipping or something.

Disgusted that one of the founding ancient sports from Ancient Greece is to be dumped.

1 posted on 02/12/2013 3:46:35 AM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

The Olympic games have become unwatchable, thanks to corruption, as well as anabolic steroids. I won’t miss the Olympics. Probably the last time I took an interest in the games was probably about 2004.


2 posted on 02/12/2013 3:49:14 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: sunmars

I bet they kept badminton.


3 posted on 02/12/2013 3:53:57 AM PST by circlecity
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To: sunmars

Yeah, anyone know what other sports are on the cut list? I’ve been hopeful that women’s softball will make it back in the games. However, it appears to me that the IOC’s main criteria for what sport should be cut is whether or not its dominated by te U.S. if yes, then it’s a candidate for the chopping block. And so it goes....


4 posted on 02/12/2013 3:55:58 AM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: snoringbear

Indeed, this is a huge blow to all our upcoming wrestlers who set their eyes on the olympic gold. It seems they are setting their sights on sports that favour the chinese or other asians, anyone but the americans.

125 medals have been won by the US in this sport, Russia will be pissed too as will Turkey, Sweden and scandanavians.


5 posted on 02/12/2013 4:01:33 AM PST by sunmars
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To: snoringbear

So wrestling is being dropped for this lot.....

squash, roller sports - who both failed in their bids in 2009 - karate, wushu, which is very popular at the Asian Games, the nautical sport wakeboard and sport climbing.

Squash and karate are generally seen to be leading the race to win the sole spot for the 2020 Games which will be held in either Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul.

Guess whichever one the chinese want they will get.


6 posted on 02/12/2013 4:04:09 AM PST by sunmars
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To: sunmars

The Olympics has become just another business to generate TV revenue, and to hammer political propaganda into the audience. I feel very sorry people who have grown up dreaming of competing and training to be there, but they are being utterly exploited for others to make huge dollars on a phony political stage.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 4:07:17 AM PST by motor_racer (Pete, do you ever get tired, of the driving?)
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To: sunmars

Unreal. Wrestling was one of the ORIGINAL Olympic sports. That just disgusts me.

What are they replacing it with...flag turning? Honestly.


9 posted on 02/12/2013 4:09:11 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: sunmars

wow, my wrestling nephews will probably be bummed to hear this. I have no idea if they have any Olympic aspirations but jeez. How can you dump such a classical sport?


10 posted on 02/12/2013 4:12:37 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: sunmars

Is there some kind of law saying we HAVE to, for all eternity, hold the olympics every damn two years? It used to be four. It’s become an industry. What does Zeus have over us that we now just HAVE to have the olympics? Says who? I don’t give a rat’s as* about the stupid olympics. Enough already! Then again I’m one of those grumps who thinks birthdays should stop being celebrated after age 12 so...


11 posted on 02/12/2013 4:12:42 AM PST by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: toddausauras

They are still only held every four years each. They just staggered the Winter and summer games so that they don’t occur together in the same year. I actually kind of prefer it that way myself.


12 posted on 02/12/2013 4:30:48 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: circlecity

Synchronized swimming


13 posted on 02/12/2013 4:32:55 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

figures. They barely televised coverage of the sport as it was. I know this will make you mad :(


14 posted on 02/12/2013 4:47:26 AM PST by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: sunmars

We can only hope that the pillow fighting contest isn’t scotched.


15 posted on 02/12/2013 4:48:08 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: sunmars

“Guess whichever one the chinese want they will get.”

1. Drunken iPhone assembly

2. Knock-off smuggling.

3. Wu Wei synchronized crashing.


16 posted on 02/12/2013 4:53:04 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: sunmars

Wow, this sucks. I’m assuming this will apply to both modern wrestling and Greco-Roman wrestling. I’ve always found the latter to be one of the more exciting competitions in the games.


17 posted on 02/12/2013 4:53:04 AM PST by DemforBush (You might very well think that. I could not *possibly* comment.)
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To: IbJensen

I wonder how much longer that skiing and shooting event will last.


18 posted on 02/12/2013 4:55:46 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: sunmars

One of the original things the ancients did. Wow! Maybe a Dancing With The Stars activity will be added?


19 posted on 02/12/2013 5:11:18 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: sunmars

They keep dancing(floor routines) but eliminate wrestling. Sheesh.


20 posted on 02/12/2013 5:15:03 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: sunmars
In keeping with their PC tests for inclusion, they'll be removing dodge-ball and tug-of-war.
21 posted on 02/12/2013 5:18:57 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: motor_racer
The Olympics has become just another business to generate TV revenue, and to hammer political propaganda into the audience.

I never knew it was ever anything else.

22 posted on 02/12/2013 5:29:29 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: sunmars

Why don’t they drop the “O” and just call it the Lympic games then?


23 posted on 02/12/2013 5:35:16 AM PST by bigheadfred (Some women definitely need to serve in combat)
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To: Jonty30

They also tend to be a tremendous financial burden to the cities they are held in. The ‘Bird’s nest’ stadium from the 2008 Beijing Olympics is now abandoned, and I don’t think that Greece has fully recovered from the 2004 Olympics. History will probably show the Olympics as being mostly a 20th century thing, from 1896 to 2020


24 posted on 02/12/2013 5:50:00 AM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: AppyPappy

The IOC now recognized ballroom dancing as a competitive sport..soon we’ll have DWTOS..(Dancing with the Olympic Stars)


25 posted on 02/12/2013 5:52:05 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: jmcenanly

Or, they could just drop all the wasteful pomp and - you know - make it about the sports again. Drop the “inclusion” bullcrap and only let the BEST athletes compete - that would also cut down on the massive expense.


26 posted on 02/12/2013 6:00:19 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: sergeantdave

You forgot execution style shooting and speed liver and kidney extractions!


27 posted on 02/12/2013 6:13:29 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: snoringbear
However, it appears to me that the IOC’s main criteria for what sport should be cut is whether or not its dominated by the U.S.

But wrestling isn't. A number of Middle Eastern teams dominate. Among them Iran.

28 posted on 02/12/2013 6:36:26 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts
Not really. For one, they don't say which wrestling. There are two types in the Olympics. Greco-Roman and Freestyle.

Second, now that we have The Big Ten Network in HD...who needs to go hunting for Olympic wrestling? I'd rather watch Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State or Illinois any day. Much better competition.

29 posted on 02/12/2013 6:39:55 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
But wrestling isn't. A number of Middle Eastern teams dominate. Among them Iran

Such as The Iron Shiek!!!

30 posted on 02/12/2013 6:57:38 AM PST by Moleman
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Such as The Iron Shiek!!!

Haha! Yeah. You're an old fart like me to remember him.

I call memories like that the Fruits of a Misspent Youth....in front of the TV on late Saturday mornings.

31 posted on 02/12/2013 7:02:19 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: sunmars
+1 for disgusted. Rasslin is the purest individual sport on earth, IMO.

So far as athletic training goes it's the absolute best thing there is for young men, which probably has something to do with this decision.

32 posted on 02/12/2013 7:38:54 AM PST by OKSooner ("Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell No!!")
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To: sunmars
" Squash and karate are generally seen to be leading the race to win the sole spot for the 2020 Games which will be held in either Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul. "

Say what? I'm familiar with the differences between karate and taekwondo, but in the sport/olympic version of each... can someone 'splain the difference in the two to me?

Why have one when you already have the other, except for some nationalistic pride on the part of the originating countries involved?

33 posted on 02/12/2013 7:43:27 AM PST by OKSooner ("Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell No!!")
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To: snoringbear
However, it appears to me that the IOC’s main criteria for what sport should be cut is whether or not its dominated by te U.S. if yes, then it’s a candidate for the chopping block. And so it goes....

While the U.S. is always competitive in wrestling, it hardly dominates. In London, the U.S. was sixth in the medal count (fifth in number of golds), behind Russia, Azerbaijan, Japan, Iran and Georgia.

34 posted on 02/12/2013 7:54:30 AM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: sunmars

As someone who has wrestled, this is terrible. Ping pong gets to stay but not wrestling. As if my hatred for the IOC couldn’t grow anymore!


35 posted on 02/12/2013 9:33:37 AM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: sunmars

Jordan introduces resolution opposing Olympic decision to drop wrestling

2/15/2013 9:18:53 AM

By Bill Tipple

Congressman Jim Jordan,(R-Urbana), along with fellow Congressmen Tim Walz (MN) and Dave Loebsack (IA) filed a resolution in the House of Representatives Thursday expressing their opposition to the International Olympic Committee’s decision to drop wrestling as a core sport.

“Wrestling defines the Olympic spirit like no other sport. The IOC got this one dead wrong, and their decision threatens to extinguish the dreams of countless American athletes. I look forward to working with my friends in the wrestling community toward reversing this ruling,” said Representative Jordan.

Mr. Jordan won four state titles at Graham and was a two-time national champion at Wisconsin. His brother, Jeff, is the head wrestling coach at Graham.

“The decision by the International Olympic Committee to drop wresting is baffling. The history of collegiate and Olympic wrestling runs through Iowa. From Dan Gable and Tom Brands to Cael Sanderson and Jake Varner, Iowa has represented the sport with determination and the hard work it takes to succeed in life and sport. I will continue to work with my colleagues to change this ruling on behalf of Iowa’s, and America’s, storied wrestling history,” said Rep. Loebsack.

“I am disappointed by the IOC’s decision to eliminate wrestling from the Olympic Games. Minnesota has a storied and rich wrestling heritage. This is especially true in southern Minnesota where wrestling gives students the confidence, courage, and work ethic it takes to be successful not only in the sport, but also in life. I urge the IOC to reconsider their decision and reinstate wrestling as a core sport of the Summer Games,” said Rep. Walz.

Wrestling has been a core sport in the Olympics since 1896.

http://peakofohio.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=5&id=65720


36 posted on 02/16/2013 10:41:11 PM PST by Deadeye Division
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To: sunmars

Wrestling is one of the toughest athletic activities.

The pussification continues.


37 posted on 02/16/2013 10:43:00 PM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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