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Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 16:03:31 Reply

So, for those of you who don't know: The International Olympic Committee recently voted to get rid of Wrestling as a gold medal sport in the 2020 Olympics.

This is infuriating. The Olympics are going to get rid of the sport that literally EVERY country can participate in but keep stupid ones like Trampoline, Race Walking, Table Tennis (Dominated by China) and Judo (Dominated by Japan)?

How silly. This is thread worthy. Let's bitch about it.

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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 16:05:04 Reply

Yeah but they're adding rugby so WHO CARES


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 16:05:15 Reply

They finally realized how gay it is.

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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 16:06:38 Reply

they're adding professional wrestling instead of that gay crap


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 16:07:31 Reply

At 2/12/13 04:05 PM, Piggler wrote: They finally realized how gay it is.

If they were worried about homosexuality in the Olympics, wouldn't they just cut the entire male gymnastics program?


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 16:13:00 Reply

The committee might also have grown frustrated that Greco-Roman wrestling did not include women

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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 16:16:01 Reply

Doesn't bother me but hasn't wrestling been in the Olympics since the Greeks?


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 16:16:48 Reply

At 2/12/13 04:16 PM, J-Rex wrote: Doesn't bother me but hasn't wrestling been in the Olympics since the Greeks?

yes

that's why it's called greco-roman wrestling


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 16:33:50 Reply

i don't watch sports ever so this has little impact on my life.

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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 16:35:41 Reply

At 2/12/13 04:07 PM, ZJ wrote:
At 2/12/13 04:05 PM, Piggler wrote: They finally realized how gay it is.
If they were worried about homosexuality in the Olympics, wouldn't they just cut the entire male gymnastics program?

They're trying to cut down on the gay not sever it entirely.


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 17:29:24 Reply

At 2/12/13 04:33 PM, Urban-Champion wrote: i don't watch sports ever so this has little impact on my life.

Then thanks for posting here. Very insightful.

Wrestling is actually one of the few events in the Olympics that I don't care to watch.


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 17:30:04 Reply

They're probably going to replace it with MMA or something.

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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 17:42:18 Reply

At 2/12/13 05:30 PM, Painbringer wrote: They're probably going to replace it with MMA or something.

Which I disagree with, there is room for both of these sports at the Olympic level, throwing out 3000 years of tradition is fucking insane.


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 17:48:40 Reply

At 2/12/13 05:42 PM, Ganon-Dorf wrote: Which I disagree with, there is room for both of these sports at the Olympic level, throwing out 3000 years of tradition is fucking insane.

If you really care about ancient tradition, go to the nude Olympics.

At least they take tradition very seriously.

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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 18:06:12 Reply

Wait. Trampoline is a sport?

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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 18:12:09 Reply

will not have any impact on me because i don't watch the Olympics to begin with


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 19:40:30 Reply

At 2/12/13 06:06 PM, RydiaLockheart wrote: Wait. Trampoline is a sport?

I was thinking the same thing.

Anyway, that's weird for them to get rid of wrestling. I would think they would remove something that hasn't been around since the first Olympics... For example trampoline..

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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 19:45:24 Reply

At 2/12/13 06:06 PM, RydiaLockheart wrote: Wait. Trampoline is a sport?

Do you want to know the name of a guy who won a gold medal in that event?


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 19:47:35 Reply

At 2/12/13 05:42 PM, Ganon-Dorf wrote:
At 2/12/13 05:30 PM, Painbringer wrote: They're probably going to replace it with MMA or something.
Which I disagree with, there is room for both of these sports at the Olympic level, throwing out 3000 years of tradition is fucking insane.

Couldn't agree more, especially since each athlete can't really crossover (well) in to the other event, so they're obviously different enough.


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 19:50:57 Reply

There is actually a shocking decision. Its the sports like football and tennis that need cutting.

let me just say that football and tennis are my favourite sports

They actually have no place in the Olympics set up. Yes I would rather watch the poorest game of football than the greatest wrestling match but the Olympics should always be about the sports you don't see straight away when you turn your tv onto a sports channel, the sports that you don't know but find yourself loving during the Olympics then going to play/join once its all over. Not the ones we see all the damn time already.


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 20:03:23 Reply

At 2/12/13 07:50 PM, Gagsy wrote: tennis that need cutting.

Funnily enough, they've cut tennis before. It wasn't a sport you could get a medal in from 1928-1984. It'd be weird if they axed it again.


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 20:13:27 Reply

fianlly that gay sport will die


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 20:14:40 Reply

At 2/12/13 08:03 PM, ZJ wrote:
Funnily enough, they've cut tennis before. It wasn't a sport you could get a medal in from 1928-1984. It'd be weird if they axed it again.

It wouldn't be weird, it'd be right.

And like I said I love tennis. Cannot get enough of the grand slams. But it doesn't belong at the Olympics. Neither does football and basketball now I remember that one. Popular sports played by professionals who get paid shit loads for it have no place at the Olympics.


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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 20:46:53 Reply

What i don't get is that they're apparently keeping "Ribbon twirling" HOW THE FUCK IS THAT MORE DESERVING TO BE IN THE OLYMPICS THAN WRESTLING.

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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 20:48:31 Reply

the olympics is a circus
I have no idea how anyone could care about it

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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 21:05:43 Reply

At 2/12/13 07:45 PM, Idiot-Finder wrote: Do you want to know the name of a guy who won a gold medal in that event?

Actually, yeah, now that you mention it.

I'm not necessarily a fan of wrestling, but I agree they shouldn't throw the tradition out. There are plenty of other "sports" they could cut. Dressage comes to mind. The horse is doing the work, so I don't see how the people could be considered as competing.

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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 21:20:51 Reply

They're getting rid one of the least fake forms of wrestling? Come the fuck on.

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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 21:22:42 Reply

At 2/12/13 09:20 PM, HikarutheHedgehog wrote: They're getting rid of one of the least fake forms of wrestling? Come the fuck on.

Fixed. Either I need to proofread my posts, or we need an edit button.

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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 22:12:40 Reply

"I won a gold medal with a broken freaking neck!"

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Response to Olympics to cut Wrestling in 2020. 2013-02-12 22:14:50 Reply

The committee might also have grown frustrated that Greco-Roman wrestling did not include women

I could see this... maybe it make in a pit... with oil... or something...


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