Sonnen blasts IOC decision to remove wrestling



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cheesesteak site profile image  

2/14/13 4:11 PM by cheesesteak

running race was THE original event in the first ancient olympics. Later wrestling, boxing and pantration (combnation of all fighting discipline) were added. These 4 sport were the ancient olympics. And yes running is a sport when a competition to see who can make it from point A to point B the fastest is implemented.

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2/13/13 10:48 PM by DanielCaton

Cheal was refering to a historical sense, not Olympics.  "They didn't have a ball, bat, or hoop.  They were pushing and pulling on one another" - Cheal P. Sonnen, I think he was refering to cavemen resolving disputes.  And by all accounts he's probably right.  I mean sure one guy might have clubbed the other.  But, we see wrestling in the Bible, Quran, Ancient Japenese writings, and even Egytian Hiroglyphics.  So, in that sense, yeah it predates running for sport.

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2/13/13 7:46 PM by drrilll

For the original olympics, the stade was the first event, which was a running race, but boxing, wrestling and pankration (basically MMA) were among the next sports to be added. So competitive running is an older olympic event, but wrestling is still one of the original sports. But for that matter, so is pankration.

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2/13/13 6:51 PM by Methodaab

No. Wrestling is clearly older. First from an evolutionary perspective the human body is not designed to run its designed to walk long distances and produce short burst of explosive movements. All the way back to the dawn of humanity in Ethiopia there were wrestlers as evident by cave paintings. In order to race you need to say 'hey let's see who can run to the tree the fastest'. In earlier times man had to worry about more important things like fighting of neighboring tribes, and fighting for dominance within their own tribe. Wrestling and martial arts in many cultures was a right of passage but now that masculinity is being slowly and intentionally weeded out of society there's no need for it. I propose a separate combat sport version of the Olympics. Shoot call it the Pantheon, because like the famed gods the Pantheon this is we're the world elite athletes compete. BJJ, grappling, and wrestling and judo all on one mat even a MMA main event. D*** wish I had $10,000,000.

Wasa-B site profile image  

2/13/13 6:09 PM by Wasa-B

It's also called semantics.You dont think they had competitive running before competitive wrestling? Is Track and Field not one of the original sports?

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2/13/13 6:04 PM by Culinary Union Delegate


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2/13/13 5:22 PM by MuchRespec'

LOL, this is sarcasm right?

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2/13/13 4:56 PM by 6ULDV8

I'm flabbergasted by it, but whatever.  Society seems to have gone full fucking retard and I feel those that make the decisions about what the people want are so out of touch they have no fucking idea what the people want.   It's not the Olympics anymore, it's just another money-grab fucking joke.

cheesesteak site profile image  

2/13/13 4:50 PM by cheesesteak

Did kenny say he's very fired out about it?

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2/13/13 4:45 PM by palmmute

Best P4P hair says Kenny at the end of the video!