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VanHooliganX
02-12-2013, 10:29 AM
This could be the wrong sub-forum so feel free to move this mods but apparently the IOC executive board are going to be dropping wrestling from the Olympics.

Your thoughts?



I know the sport isn't the biggest in the Olympics but I still kind of feel this is a bit of a loss really. I'm probably 1 of the only people in England who watched a part of it at London since our representatives didn't do well and BBC only bandwagon possible medal winners.

Wade Barrett 1979
02-12-2013, 10:34 AM
Last post

http://www.ewrestlingnews.com/community/showthread.php?8874-Chocolate-Blades-of-Thunder&p=752254#post752254

Depends what they replace it with but can't say it was a sport I really followed at the Olympics.

Y2Jryder
02-12-2013, 10:50 AM
I Didn't even know it was an Olympic sport:p That says it al:p

Wade Barrett 1979
02-12-2013, 10:51 AM
I Didn't even know it was an Olympic sport:p That says it al:p

Never heard of Kurt Angle:confused:

Y2Jryder
02-12-2013, 11:14 AM
Never heard of Kurt Angle:confused:
Who is Kurt Angle?

Wade Barrett 1979
02-12-2013, 11:16 AM
Who is Kurt Angle?

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wut? :D

magglis
02-12-2013, 11:29 AM
I Didn't even know it was an Olympic sport:p That says it al:p

Its has been an Olympic sport since the ancient Greek Olympics:p

I think its a disgrace that they are dropping this sport

But i guess beach volley is more important :rolleyes:

Y2Jryder
02-12-2013, 11:32 AM
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wut? :D
I quit using the rolleyes so I know you're confused now.

:D

Y2Jryder
02-12-2013, 11:35 AM
Its has been an Olympic sport since the ancient Greek Olympics:p

I think its a disgrace that they are dropping this sport

But i guess beach volley is more important :rolleyes:
Yes you're right, I didn't see any wrestling at the Olympics, the media decides which sports are in the spotlight and that isn't wrestling.

Woman Beach volley is interesting to watch though:p

Wade Barrett 1979
02-12-2013, 11:36 AM
Yes you're right, I didn't see any wrestling at the Olympics, the media decides which sports are in the spotlight and that isn't wrestling.

Woman Beach volley is interesting to watch though:p

i bet this feels less guilty for you than watching porn. :D

Y2Jryder
02-12-2013, 11:38 AM
i bet this feels less guilty for you than watching porn. :D
Damn there you got me:p


I heard Magglis is really interested in man beach volley though:D




:D

magglis
02-12-2013, 11:51 AM
Damn there you got me:p


I heard Magglis is really interested in man beach volley though:D




:D
It has more fun than you:eek:

Bodom
02-12-2013, 12:50 PM
Yet somehow Golf is still an Olympic sport.

Dennis
02-12-2013, 01:29 PM
i bet this feels less guilty for you than watching porn. :D
At least when you are watching porn you are being honest with yourself. ;)

sonoftheLINK
02-12-2013, 01:55 PM
from the New York Times:

Wrestling, one of the most ancient and elemental Olympic sports, was removed from the Summer Games in a stunning and widely criticized decision Tuesday by the International Olympic Committee (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/i/international_olympic_committee/index.html?inline=nyt-org).

Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling will be contested at the 2016 Olympics (http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/subjects/o/olympics_2016/index.html?inline=nyt-classifier) in Rio de Janeiro, but they will be excluded from the 2020 Summer Games, which have not yet been awarded, the I.O.C. said Tuesday.There is a chance that the Olympic committee can change its mind at a meeting in May, when it considers the 26th sport to add to the 2020 Games, but wrestling’s future seems doubtful at the moment, according to veteran observers of the Games.

This is unreal!! This will have a huge negative impact on youth wrestling, as well as the future of sports entertainment.

scribblerking
04-15-2013, 03:00 PM
Yet somehow Golf is still an Olympic sport.

Yes. This. Somehow golf is considered a sport at all...

NiallF96
09-08-2013, 12:07 PM
Well, good news!

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Wrestling has been reinstated for the 2020 Olympics, seven months after losing its spot.

It beat two other sports in a vote by the International Olympic Committee.

Wrestling received 49 votes, while a combined baseball-softball bid got 24 and squash 22.

I just Ryan Clark'ed that article! BOOM!