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greengiant Says, in 2-14-2013 at 10:08:10 from    

Its BS for sure.

TheKungFuLowKick Says, in 2-14-2013 at 11:18:03 from    

It’s funny that with all the bullshit BORING sports nobody ever watches except during the Olympics will stay but one of the only legit sport and one of the oldest one gets removed…

Lazer212 Says, in 2-14-2013 at 11:38:44 from    

Seems a bit ridiculous to do away with it.

hghghgh Says, in 2-14-2013 at 13:06:25 from    

Not a wrestling fan or anything but I really would have never dreamed this could happen. I would think that Wrestling followed by Athletics (track & field, etc.) would be the last two to get cut from the Olympics. The reasons for thinking this are so obvious it’s hard to even imagine why they are getting rid of it.

anakonda Says, in 2-14-2013 at 13:42:15 from    

WTF, there’s like one thousand different swimming events there and they need to kick out wrestling, one the true original Olympic sports? Just cut away half of the swimming, Phelps won 7 gold medals in one Olympics that’s stupid. How about replacing marathon and 100 meters run as well, add dog paddle swimming in 5 different distances instead?

hond2dciv Says, in 2-14-2013 at 13:55:35 from    

Exactly. Wrestling is the sport that started the Olympics. It is the worlds oldest sport, practiced for thousands of years, in Ancient Greece, all over Africa, in China and the rest of Asia, all countries have their version. It blows my mind to think it would be cut.

rightsaysfred Says, in 2-14-2013 at 14:13:02 from    

Synchronized swimming is an Olympic sport.Trampoline is an Olympic sport. Ping pong is an Olympic sport. Wrestling, the original Olympic sport, is not an Olympic sport. Really??

HaruhiFTW Says, in 2-14-2013 at 18:31:52 from    

I understand the argument, and why people would be pissed about wrestling getting the boot. I don’t even watch it or have ever really wrestled, aside from maybe when I train the little I do in Defense and take downs for MMA. I still think it should stay.
I also agree that, yes, some other sports are a little outlandish to be Olympic, and yes, things like swimming have got a little out of control, freestyle in 10 different distances.

But please guys, focus on saving wrestling, not bashing other sports.

For Example: Anyone who has played a day in their life of competitive ping pong would know why its a very competitive sport, and in the Olympics. Same goes for anything else.

What the Olympic committee should be doing, is looking for MORE SPORTS TO ADD, not REMOVE. The Olympics should be something that EVERYONE should watch and be able to enjoy. The Olympics has been dying for years, if anything they could benefit from a broader viewer base.


mma tko fan Says, in 2-14-2013 at 21:22:42 from    

is this another sanction on Iran? no more olympic events that you can win gold medals in

uhhhh Says, in 2-14-2013 at 21:47:32 from    

Whoa whoa whoa… trampoline is an olympic sport?

PatrickN Says, in 2-14-2013 at 22:17:35 from    

Just make a real pro wrestling league

DonDonDon Says, in 2-14-2013 at 22:46:46 from    

clearly the upside is that you may have more guys going to mma at an earlier stage since their isn’t a future for them in the olympics but certainly it sad when one of the fundamental sports in the olympics will be going, if it does at all there may be an argument like, would we rather see sync swimming than wrasslin? Rhetorical question. But it will take saving since there is a concentration of countries who always emerge from the competition and that may be the reason they want to disintegrate it from the olympics.

c hill Says, in 2-15-2013 at 03:28:32 from    

ya i actually can’t believe it either. you would think they’d get rid of swimming before wrestling. sounds like Bull Sh*tt to me.

leoneazevedo Says, in 2-15-2013 at 08:10:48 from    

And what about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu??? Why we do not have it oon the Olimpic Games??? All the world is practing and learning it!!! Aside the fact that wrestling was the beggining in Greece I think it is a sport that does not have too many practioners. I’m Brazilian and I can tell you that we only have three or four schools for the sport in the whole country.

rob Says, in 2-17-2013 at 15:18:25 from    

F*** the olympics. Think about the winter games, where that bullshit oversized event of shuffleboard on ice with non-athletes win medals for making an item stop where they want it to. I’m dond. Witnessed Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps tear it up, don’t need to patronize the IOC any more


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