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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:29 AM

The IOC is dropping wrestling from the Olympics.

“@olyphil: IOC exec board in May picks candidate sport from baseball/softball (joint bid), karate, wushu, rollersports, wakeboarding, squash, climbing”

The said reason is that the scoring is incomprehensible to spectators. Most of the candidates to replace it aren't exactly easy to score. Wushu will be an open book in judging.

What shenanigans are behind this? Somebody is up to something.

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Reply The IOC is dropping wrestling from the Olympics. (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Feb 2013 OP
theKed Feb 2013 #1
AngryAmish Feb 2013 #2
htuttle Feb 2013 #3
polly7 Feb 2013 #4
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #9
slackmaster Feb 2013 #5
jberryhill Feb 2013 #6
HappyMe Feb 2013 #7
liberal_at_heart Feb 2013 #8

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:31 AM

1. Wrestling isn't sexy and marketable

It's really that simple.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:31 AM

2. Whaaattt!!!!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:31 AM

3. Wasn't wrestling the first Olympic sport?

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Response to htuttle (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:33 AM

4. That's what I thought.

But I think I read now golf is in?

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Response to htuttle (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:09 AM

9. It was one of the originals from Greece

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:33 AM

5. It would make more sense for them to drop boxing

 

Because it's actually dangerous to the athletes.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:48 AM

6. Is Rock, Paper, Scissors still in?


The world finals this year were amazing.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:50 AM

7. I never watched it anyway.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:01 AM

8. It has been around since Athens. What are they thinking?

This is a historic sport. My son participated in wrestling this year, and I really gained a great appreciation for its technical skill.

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