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2/13/13 9:20 AM
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Wouldn't surprise me if they add NASCAR next. Phone Post
2/13/13 9:51 AM
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JJitsu -  Time to start deciphering between actual sports and skills like bowling, Nascar, darts and golf. It was cool up until now but not anymore. Taking out the second oldest Olympic sport next to running to keep golf and feild hockey has to be the most retarded and scumbaggy things I've ever heard. I want to see a bunch of wrestlers protesting Tiger at the next major. That would be a good visual. With big signs saying they'll kick you'r caddy's ass or something. Phone Post

I'm sure that would really affect his, or any other player's, performance.
2/13/13 9:59 AM
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The ioc is filled with prissy old men. So they want old people activities on the list.
2/13/13 10:13 AM
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In all fairness outside of the old USSR and the US nobody gives a fuck about wrestling. Personally I think it's more worthy then half the shit in the Olympics, even more so as it was one I the original Olympic sports but can't say this news surprises me Phone Post
2/13/13 10:16 AM
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Wow it was golf Phone Post
2/13/13 10:20 AM
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lol @ nixing one of the original Olympic sports for something like golf.
2/13/13 10:26 AM
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Wrestling is the epitome of amateur/olympic sport to me. It is the foundation that the olympics were built on imo. There's no bullshit with professionals jumping into the sport. These are people that have grown up in the wrestling world, have sacrificed, have sweat, have bled, for what? For the sake of the sport itself. It sickens me.

 

Golf is fine. Let ibe there. But it shouldn't be at the expense of another sport. They allow professionals into these sports, like basketball, and it really seems to go against everything that the olympics were about.

 

It's been a long time in the making but this seems like the olympics have gone FULL commercialism and it's a total shame.

2/13/13 10:28 AM
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2/13/13 10:28 AM
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Also, if you look at those that voted on this within the IOC, they consist of people with connections to the pentathalon and other obscure sports that were not cut

2/13/13 10:29 AM
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At least add MMA. Golf fucking sucks! Phone Post
2/13/13 10:32 AM
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As much as it hurts to say, I'd rather see Judo cut before wrestling. Judo only got accepted into the olympics in '64. Wrestling has been there since the inception.

2/13/13 10:40 AM
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Evzey -  In all fairness outside of the old USSR and the US nobody gives a fuck about wrestling. Personally I think it's more worthy then half the shit in the Olympics, even more so as it was one I the original Olympic sports but can't say this news surprises me Phone Post

Do people actually believe this? Iran and Turkey both have incredibly strong wrestling traditions. As does Greece and Egypt. And that is just off the top of my head. Twenty nine countries medaled in wrestling at the London games.

Only fourteen countries medaled in gymnastics. Wrestling is one of the MOST international sports in the Olympics today.

2/13/13 10:44 AM
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There are 100 swimming medals awarded, and 72 wrestling. Only 19 countries medaled in swimming compared with 29 in wrestling.
2/13/13 10:55 AM
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Well wrestling isn't exactly a big draw, has problems with judging, problems with roids etc. Golf has household names in it, and the olympics are pretty much a business these days.

Why do you think there's nba basketball players, and pro soccer players etc.

2/13/13 10:57 AM
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Then explain why pentathalon and taekwondo are still in? You really think trampoline is a bigger draw than wrestling? Equestrian?
2/13/13 11:04 AM
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It's hard for a sport to be television draw when it's not played live. I had to follow freestyle via twitter because NBC did a piss poor job covering it. The NBC website didn't even provide a live stream unless I entered information about my cable provider. The supposed "live updates" they provided were at least 5-10 minutes behind. When Burroughs wrestled for gold NBC was airing the preliminary rounds of rhythmic gymnastics. The replay of the gold medal match aired about 3 hours later. Phone Post
2/13/13 11:42 AM
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ya had to see this coming with so many wrestlers gettin the so called "TRT"
2/13/13 12:02 PM
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something fucky is going on in this world. Phone Post
2/13/13 12:07 PM
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BigWilliam - There are 100 swimming medals awarded, and 72 wrestling. Only 19 countries medaled in swimming compared with 29 in wrestling.
That's mostly down to USA having the greatest swimmer of all time in phelps and Ryan locthe being an up and coming phenom swimming is a true Olympic sport basketball and football/soccer should not be there and football is my favourite sport and il say that Phone Post
2/13/13 12:25 PM
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pussified America/ world. golf is a great game and should be there as well but theres not one sport that should be in the Olympics over wrestling. it is a disgrace
2/13/13 1:10 PM
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What a bullshit!

Wrestling is synonymous with the Olympics.

And poor wrestlers, hardest workers, always get fucked over. Imagine how many wrestlers there are now in Russia and the US dreaming and training for the Olympics.

Which style gets taken out? Greco-Roman or Freestyle? Or both?
2/13/13 1:15 PM
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I am a golfer of 20+ years, never wrestled in college or anything like that, and this fucking sucks!!!!

 

what a shit decision.

 

is it final yet or does it still have to get voted etc first???

2/13/13 1:18 PM
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RJJH - 

I am a golfer of 20+ years, never wrestled in college or anything like that, and this fucking sucks!!!!

 

what a shit decision.

 

is it final yet or does it still have to get voted etc first???


It's final that golf is in but that happened a few years ago.

The wrestling part I'm not sure on.
2/13/13 1:23 PM
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Animal Chin - 
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I am a golfer of 20+ years, never wrestled in college or anything like that, and this fucking sucks!!!!

 

what a shit decision.

 

is it final yet or does it still have to get voted etc first???


It's final that golf is in but that happened a few years ago.

The wrestling part I'm not sure on.

ya, I also was aware that golf was introduced to start in the next summer olympics...but I thought that the wrestling still had to go to a final vote or something.

 

fuck what a dumb thing to do, but just PAR for the course for the IOC.

2/13/13 1:29 PM
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theshooter - If this is true, I'm astounded that they would replace wrestling with golf. This is fucked up. If they want to add golf, fine, but don't do it at the expense of wrestling.

Golf gets WAYYY more views

Everyone is complaining, but no one watches wrestling


Because so many people watch rhythmic gymnastics, modern pentathlon, synchronized swimming, and speed walking... not to mention wrestling was part of the original olympic games.

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