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#1 canuckbeliever

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

The IOC yet again shows they only care about the money. There are a lot of bull sports out there and for the members of IOC to drop wrestling is disgusting considering all the sports they will allow in the Olympics. This decision is one in a line of many that prove the IOC doesnt give a rats ass about everything it preaches. My heart goes out to all the wrestlers at SFU who are having there dream goal taken away from them just because some old white guys can not make enough money off a sport.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:50 AM

This is a travesty.

Truly an idiotic decision by IOC.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

So they get rid of wrestling and yet speedwalking stays?

Plus, they're adding golf? Olympic style wrestling is better than golf.

Now wrestling has to apply to be included again facing competition like baseball, karate, squash, wakeboarding and wushu. I had to google what wushu was. And baseball? That's just giving the US another medal. Wrestling deserves to be back in. Heck, it didn't deserve to leave.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

For Golf? What? Golf is a wonderful game but its NOT a sport. I am amazed Rugby is just getting in though... wow the IOC has its priorites messed up.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:57 AM

So they get rid of wrestling and yet speedwalking stays?

Plus, they're adding golf? Olympic style wrestling is better than golf.

Now wrestling has to apply to be included again facing competition like baseball, karate, squash, wakeboarding and wushu. I had to google what wushu was. And baseball? That's just giving the US another medal. Wrestling deserves to be back in. Heck, it didn't deserve to leave.

My money is on Cuba winning the Gold in baseball!!
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

My money is on Cuba winning the Gold in baseball!!


Since Japan has won the last two WBCs, I'd have to give them the edge.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:19 AM

But Equestrian is still in?
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:23 AM

Since Japan has won the last two WBCs, I'd have to give them the edge.

Yah japan too, Either way there is a lot of competition for the US.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:24 AM

This is a shame without a doubt, it must be tough to have been working towards goals and dreams involving being at the Olympics and to have that ripped away from you. Hopefully there is a grace period where these sports removed or applied to the Olympics goes through.

Maybe wrestling seems more legitimate than other sports but at the end of the day you are not going to make everyone happy anyways with regards to what sports are or are not in the Olympics.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:35 AM

This has to be the stupidest thing I've heard all year.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

Horrible. To much steroids?
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

This is an absolute travesty. What kind of garbage decision is this?

Wrestling has ALWAYS been an Olympic sport, even when the Olympics started.


How Equestrian and Speedwalking make it in over Wrestling is beyond me. What the frack?
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

Given all the ridiculous "sports" that are still in the Olympics, this is a really poor decision.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

WOW they remove wrestling but have bullsh!t like speedwalking. Feel bad for the people that worked so hard to hopefully one day be in the olympics and compete in wrestling the training must be crazy hard and for them to can it over all the other stupid/non legitimate sports is ridiculous.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

Sure, take the original Olympic sport out, but keep jokes like speed walking (!) in.

Guys like Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, Jake Hager (the latter two from NCAA) - I hope they'll speak up against this stupidity.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:16 PM

Don't knock horses! Those events are pretty cool. Speed walking is way retarded though. I'm more surprised that they'd take out a sport that is basically there from the beginning. Olympic golf too? Just ugh.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:35 PM

Yup, horrible decision. As with the other mentioned (I don't mind horse jumping, but drassage?) there are certainly eyebrows to be raised over some of the sports still included. Rugby 7s is a fantastic addition but Olympic wrestling is one of the sports along with track and field that remind me of the original Olympic held in Greece.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:48 PM

So after 2020 what do we call Olympic-Style Wrestling?
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

This is ridiculous. I'm not necessarily a fan of the sport, but removing this while keeping the horse sports is truly stupid.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:17 PM

I believe that wresting was in the 1st modern day Olympics in 1896??? IOC :picard:

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

Sure, take the original Olympic sport out, but keep jokes like speed walking (!) in.

Guys like Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, Jake Hager (the latter two from NCAA) - I hope they'll speak up against this stupidity.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

Wow, wrestling goes all the way back to 708 B.C. I wonder if they even wore a kit back then :shock:
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:47 PM

Proof the olympics = money and politics.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 07:38 PM

IOC is corrupt.......bad mistake and hopefully they reconsider the decision
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

clearly not enough folding chairs are being utilized at the olympics
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:31 PM

Wrestling is a real sport. Riding horses and ice dancing is not.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

So they get rid of wrestling and yet speedwalking stays?

Plus, they're adding golf? Olympic style wrestling is better than golf.

Now wrestling has to apply to be included again facing competition like baseball, karate, squash, wakeboarding and wushu. I had to google what wushu was. And baseball? That's just giving the US another medal. Wrestling deserves to be back in. Heck, it didn't deserve to leave.

you didn't know what wushu is? do you know what form of wushu it is? taolu (performance) or sanda (sparring), or is it both? man, I'd LOVE to see it in the olympics.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:57 PM

Personally, I'm old fashioned when it comes to Olympic summer sports.

All original events had a military application, albeit historic, and I think they should keep it that way.

Running, throwing, jumping, wrestling, sparring, swimming, and yes even equestrian.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

So Greco-Roman wrestling, an original Olympic sports that's been a part of the Olympics since the days of the Greek and Roman empires ... is out of the Olympics?

There aren't enough facepalms in the world ...
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

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'Decision is not final'

Wrestling will now join seven other sports in applying for inclusion in 2020. The others are a combined bid from baseball and softball, karate, squash, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding and wushu. They will be vying for a single opening in 2020.

The IOC executive board will meet in May in St. Petersburg, Russia, to decide which sport or sports to propose for 2020 inclusion. The final vote will be made at the IOC session, or general assembly, in September in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It is extremely unlikely that wrestling would be voted back in so soon after being removed by the executive board.

"Today's decision is not final," Adams said. "The session is sovereign and the session will make the final decision.""

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A travesty to say the least...

How is it that Boxing and Judo, and Karate and Taekwondo stay? They are "fighting" sports as well.

Table tennis is in - why? Yes...it's fun - but Olympic?

Good grief...

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