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NickNitro 02-12-2013 12:04 PM

Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympi...9336--oly.html

Seems like Wrestling, probably the most associated sport to the Olympics since its birth is being removed from the 2020 Olympics.

I feel really bad for the people who spent their lives training in hopes to represent their countries at the Olympic games.

Pink Ranger 02-12-2013 12:10 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
You have got to be kidding me. That HAS to be a joke: wrestling is one of the THE classic Olympic sports. This is BS if they really get rid of it; it is one of the greatest pure sports on the planet.

MMA is one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the world, and most of the fundamentals of that sport are based on Greco-Roman wrestling, so the popular interest will also be served by keeping it.

Lencho01 02-12-2013 12:16 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
This doesn't make any sense. I'd like to know how they came to this decision.

kane9321 02-12-2013 12:20 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
how the f can they do this?..hell no

SlamAdams 02-12-2013 12:42 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
Wow, that is lame. I saw some of the martial art fighting last time. It was pretty boring.

Lantern Venom 02-12-2013 12:50 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
WHAT??!! Wrestling is one of the toughest, most time-honored sports in existence. This decision is awful.

bullets 02-12-2013 12:50 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
This is disgraceful.

NickNitro 02-12-2013 01:04 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
I'm glad others agree with me. This has to be the worst decision the Olympic Games council has made to my recollection.

How about the hunders/thousands of men who've trained their entire lives in hopes to represent their countries!? What of the Olympians already on the team!

Pink Ranger 02-12-2013 01:11 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
We need to get a committee consisting of Dana White, John Irving and Kurt Angle on this stat! They'll fix this. :mad:

NickNitro 02-12-2013 01:27 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
Kurt Angle ftw

Bad Superman 02-12-2013 01:29 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
No wrestling in the Olympics. . . . Idiotic

Marvolo 02-12-2013 01:51 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
I'm conflicted. Never been a fan of this brand wrestling at all. I find it boring. The Olympics should be able to evolve and better represent modern society and the strengths we value. But, come on, rather than cutting it couldn't they have updated the sport, or at least replaced it with some other form of combat?

ShadowlandComic 02-12-2013 01:53 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
That's crazy. Wonder if losing this affects the sport overall? I'm n mma fan and wrestling can be a big part of what wins fights so the impact will be interesting to watch.

Bim 02-12-2013 01:53 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
No wrestling, and i hear they want to include golf? :whatever:

TheBat812 02-12-2013 01:55 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
There are a **** ton of 'sports' in the olympics that could be gotten rid of before wrestling.

Marvolo 02-12-2013 01:57 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
I wonder if schools will continue to carry it? And what about scholarships? Will colleges offer them now that it is pretty much a dead end sport?

NickNitro 02-12-2013 02:09 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Marvolo (Post 25175433)
I'm conflicted. Never been a fan of this brand wrestling at all. I find it boring. The Olympics should be able to evolve and better represent modern society and the strengths we value.


Next Olympic sport to be introduced in the 2020 Olympics:

Who can reach their credit card limit the fastest and avoid payments the longest until the collection agency breaks their knee caps :woot:

Marvolo 02-12-2013 02:12 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by NickNitro (Post 25175557)
Next Olympic sport to be introduced in the 2020 Olympics:

Who can reach their credit card limit the fastest and avoid payments the longest until the collection agency breaks their knee caps :woot:

:lmao:

terry78 02-12-2013 02:14 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
Thank God, I thought it was gonna be basketball. A sport people actually watch. And by people I mean me and my friends.

B 02-12-2013 02:27 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
You'll notice that it is predominantly Americans getting upset about them dropping wrestling from the Olympics because wrestling is predominantly an American sport nowadays I feel.

Marvolo 02-12-2013 02:35 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by B (Post 25175639)
You'll notice that it is predominantly Americans getting upset about them dropping wrestling from the Olympics because wrestling is predominantly an American sport nowadays I feel.

Well, the problem I have with it is that our schools and colleges offer it and it can be a scholarship sport. Whereas some of the other "sports" currently in the olympics could be dropped without effecting any of this or to a lesser degree.

KalMart 02-12-2013 02:36 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
They need to replace it with WWE wrestling.

Marvolo 02-12-2013 02:38 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KalMart (Post 25175703)
They need to replace it with WWE wrestling.

A true sport of kings.:oldrazz:

KalMart 02-12-2013 02:40 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
Then they could actually get more usage out of those lights and pyrotechnics from the opening ceremonies.



The problem isn't with spectator interest, it's with showmanship.

Pink Ranger 02-12-2013 03:08 PM

Re: Olympics to get rid of Wrestling in 2020
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KalMart (Post 25175703)
They need to replace it with WWE wrestling.

Canada's team would kick ass:

MEN: Bobby Roode, Chris Jericho, Eric Young, Tyson Kidd, DH Smith, Santino Marella (for the speedwalking with sock puppets event)

WOMEN: Natalia Neidhart, Trish Stratus, Sarita, Taylor Wilde, Rosa Mendes, Maryse Oullet (for the pillowfight event)

HEAD COACH: Bret Hart; ASSISTANT COACHES: Jim Neidhart, Roddy Piper


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