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RhinoVonHawkrider 02-12-2013 10:07 AM

IOC to Drop Olympic Wrestling starting in 2020
 
The IOC is like the NCAA - clowns - old men collecting money off the sports/work of others. No one checks these fools:deal

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireSto...mpics-18473870

How in the world do they consider dropping wrestling from the Olympics??:huh

Just madness, Wrestling is the essence of the Olympics.

I urge all to contact their Olympic organizations & any others that you deem can reverse this craziness!

The International body for wrestling is FILA - fila@fila-wrestling.com

USA Wrestling @ rbender@usawrestling.org

USOC @ communications@usoc.org

PLEASE Email - call - send smoke signals

Thank U

patmo 02-12-2013 11:27 AM

Saw this news earlier and have been depressed ever since. I would never have thought that this would even be a possibility. I don't expect most people to understand, but for me at least, this is some of the worst news I have heard in years. Reading on some other sites about this, it smacks of corruption at the highest level of olympic supervision and control. However, no one should find THAT surprising, corruption has been part of the IOC for all of its existence. All anyone has to do is look at the individual's that make up the IOC, their personal athletic experiences, and the countries they represent, and you can guess what type of "sports" they will support for future Olympics. The IOC has been a joke for years and IMO this is just further justification for a complete shakeup in the whole organization.....they should be ashamed of themselves.

wannaklr 02-12-2013 11:38 AM

http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/12/ioc-drops-wrestling-from-2020-olympics/related/

"However, the decision isnít quite final. Wrestling, which includes both Greco-Roman and freestyle disciplines, will now be thrown in against the other seven sports vying for a single spot in the 2020 Games schedule: baseball/softball, squash, wushu, roller sports, karate, sport climbing, and wakeboarding. A final vote will happen among the full IOC leadership at a meeting in Buenos Aires this September."

I can see wrestling getting back in during the final vote.

tonto 02-12-2013 11:56 AM

Very sad news.

patmo 02-12-2013 12:23 PM

Hmmmmm.

Athletics (track and field), swimming, gymnastics, and equestrian are all considered "core sports" by the IOC. Yet, even though all of these "sports" have several different "events" they are all just considered one "sport" each.

Why is it that wrestling, judo, tekwando, karate, and wushu are all considered to be separate "sports" and not just different "events" within one core "sport"....the martial arts?


The IOC is a joke.....a bad one.

Stinez 02-12-2013 12:26 PM

IMO- Freestyle wrestling is still one of the purest and most entertaining sports in the Olympics. :deal

Greco Roman wrestling...not so much.

vettex2 02-12-2013 12:26 PM

seems kinda stupid......

Kamala 02-12-2013 02:59 PM

Ridiculous! Synchronized swimming in, Wrestling out!

shrineclown 02-12-2013 07:54 PM

Wrestling was the first Olympics. Now it is out? Obama sucks.

Oh yeah, and GR rocks. Real men, real throws.

Hodag 02-13-2013 06:52 AM

outraged over this

Greco 02-13-2013 01:46 PM

Shocked is the best word I can find to describe what I am feeling. By my screen name, you can tell I am into the sport a bit. My middle son is wrestling in college on a full ride scholarship. He was also a national Greco runner up and a freestyle all american in his schoolboy days. I am a mat official and a coach. My oldest wrestled in college and is now an mma fighter. My youngest wrestled up until he hurt his knee last season. He now races MX. :clap

Being in Colorado Springs with the OTC in my back yard, I get an up close view of some of the best talent in the world. Freestyle Gold medalist Henry Cejudo went to the same high school as my sons. He comes back and visits all the time.

I still cannot believe how back handed and politically motivated this travesty was. FILA, the governing body of wrestling world wide was caught with their pants down on this. How on earth do you drop the founding sport from the Olympic Games? In a secret vote? No one knew about this?

I know FILA and the IOC are as corrupt as Chicago politics, but wrestling? How about dropping syncronized badminton or the 5k molly flogging?

There have been a few statements from the OTC and USA Wrestling yesterday and today, but none of them really are saying anything other than condemning the decision. Here's a couple of issues that have been raised by wrestling community.

1) Iran is pissed. Wrestling is to Iran as the NFL is to the USA. They have already begun jumping in the face of the IOC. A pissed off Iran is not good for the IOC. They may bomb the embassy....literally.

2) Russia is even more pissed. Wrestling in Russia is like soccer in England. They live and breathe the stuff. Their top wrestlers earn in the $500k - $1m range to wrestle. Seriously, Michael Jordan type money. The meeting where the IOC and FILA will decide officially to drop wrestling is being held in St Petersburg, Russia. Other than Des Moines, Iowa during the NCAA D1 Championships, you could not hold this meeting in an area where there are more wrestling fans. And they are pissed off. They WILL riot.

3) Dan Gable is launching an attack against the IOC and FILA to get wrestling reinstated. Dana White and the UFC are also involved. Most if not all the UFC athletes have wrestling backgrounds. NFL players are outraged. The Falcons Roddy White (2x state champion) is all over it.

Right now it looks like the IOC has a fight on its hands. I don't know if it will help and I don't know if they can get wrestling reinstated. There were a few pages that popped up on Facebook in support of this. One of them had over 500,000 likes in 12 hours. If you want the back pages info, jump on Facebook and give them a like. I am getting updates almost every hour.

I really hope this gets done and soon.

Greco 02-13-2013 01:59 PM

http://intermatwrestle.com/articles/11392

Radio interview with Cael Sanderson. Sums it up pretty well.

patmo 02-13-2013 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greco (Post 20718339)
shocked is the best word i can find to describe what i am feeling. By my screen name, you can tell i am into the sport a bit. My middle son is wrestling in college on a full ride scholarship. He was also a national greco runner up and a freestyle all american in his schoolboy days. I am a mat official and a coach. My oldest wrestled in college and is now an mma fighter. My youngest wrestled up until he hurt his knee last season. He now races mx. :clap

being in colorado springs with the otc in my back yard, i get an up close view of some of the best talent in the world. Freestyle gold medalist henry cejudo went to the same high school as my sons. He comes back and visits all the time.

I still cannot believe how back handed and politically motivated this travesty was. Fila, the governing body of wrestling world wide was caught with their pants down on this. How on earth do you drop the founding sport from the olympic games? In a secret vote? No one knew about this?

I know fila and the ioc are as corrupt as chicago politics, but wrestling? How about dropping syncronized badminton or the 5k molly flogging?

There have been a few statements from the otc and usa wrestling yesterday and today, but none of them really are saying anything other than condemning the decision. Here's a couple of issues that have been raised by wrestling community.

1) iran is pissed. Wrestling is to iran as the nfl is to the usa. They have already begun jumping in the face of the ioc. A pissed off iran is not good for the ioc. They may bomb the embassy....literally.

2) russia is even more pissed. Wrestling in russia is like soccer in england. They live and breathe the stuff. Their top wrestlers earn in the $500k - $1m range to wrestle. Seriously, michael jordan type money. The meeting where the ioc and fila will decide officially to drop wrestling is being held in st petersburg, russia. Other than des moines, iowa during the ncaa d1 championships, you could not hold this meeting in an area where there are more wrestling fans. And they are pissed off. They will riot.

3) dan gable is launching an attack against the ioc and fila to get wrestling reinstated. Dana white and the ufc are also involved. Most if not all the ufc athletes have wrestling backgrounds. Nfl players are outraged. The falcons roddy white (2x state champion) is all over it.

Right now it looks like the ioc has a fight on its hands. I don't know if it will help and i don't know if they can get wrestling reinstated. There were a few pages that popped up on facebook in support of this. One of them had over 500,000 likes in 12 hours. If you want the back pages info, jump on facebook and give them a like. I am getting updates almost every hour.

I really hope this gets done and soon.

+1

PoundSand 02-13-2013 10:19 PM

I don't like this, but in general, I wouldn't have a problem with it. Let's face it - wrestling really isn't that popular with the general public. But to get rid of it to keep modern pentathlon? C'mon now.

Jurgen 02-13-2013 10:44 PM

I'm not a wrestling fan, but to me it like Track & Field, Swimming and Gymnastics is a cornerstone event of the olympics. Hell, it and Track & Field were probably all they did in Greece in the BC Olympics.

Makes me sad.

I certainly can understand the fury of the fans.

Yep Fila and the IOC are a bunch of corrupt bastards indeed and have been for a long time. NCAA is taking lessons from them.

Keep wrestling. Get rid of the "Adjective" sports--

Synchronized, Rhythmic, Beach, etc.


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