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IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics UPDATE: Wrestling reinstated!


Wrestling has been featured in every single Olympic games dating back to 1896. No longer.

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UPDATE 9/8/13: Wrestling reinstated.
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JJ27
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re: IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics UPDATE: Wrestling reinstated!


Pussification of Olympics.


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BluegrassBelle
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That's crazy.

ETA:

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Wrestling was voted out from a final group that also included modern pentathlon, taekwondo and field hockey, officials familiar with the vote told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the voting details were not made public.


Dropped it over Taekwondo and Field Hockey? Are you serious, Clark? And when did the IOC get so hard up that they have to start cutting programs from the Olympics?



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Bunk Moreland
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If there is even one X games type event in 2020, this is a disgrace.





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Bryon Bojengles III
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can't take Kurt Angle winning anymore





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JJ27
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They're talking of putting Wakeboarding in over Wrestling. Wow... Golf and Rugby will be in starting in 2016. Hopefully Baseball/Softball gets the other slot because the other 5 nominees suck dick.





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as long as they keep synchronized swimming





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Wrestler171
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Is this a fricking joke?





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LSU316
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quote:

If there is even one X games type event in 2020, this is a disgrace.


Oh I guarantee you that fruity boy BMX bike riding is in Jack......How they can justify canning one of the sports that the original ancient Olympics was built on is crazy.






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DriveByBBQ
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re: IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics UPDATE: Wrestling reinstated!


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Wrestling


One of the few "original" Olympic events... shite the ancient Greeks actually competed in...I've always thought the Winter Olympics were bullshite, the greeks never competed in snow sports...






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Kafka
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I've always thought the Winter Olympics were bullshite, the greeks never competed in snow sports...


1) They were added to give European countries something to dominate

2) Can't get rid of them b/c they're too popular w/ the female TV audience






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Feed Me Popeyes
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terrible decision





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Navytiger74
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What a goddamned joke.





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tigerpimpbot
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Dumb





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StraightCashHomey21
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wtf is this bullshite





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I'm astonished. Terrible decision.





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Kafka
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I'm astonished


You may be astonished, but I'm flabbergasted






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Baloo
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re: IOC drops wrestling from 2020 Olympics UPDATE: Wrestling reinstated!


Yet they keep modern pentathalon?!

Wrestling is one of the foundational sports of the Olympics.






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LSUCanFAN
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Just one more decision that tips the balance in favour of the IOC being the most corrupt organization in the history of the world...so they are adding Golf which many consider an prohibitively expensive sport and need to drop one...
frick THE IOC (BTW I golf)






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