IOC to Drop Olympic Wrestling starting in 2020

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  1. sloMark

    sloMark Been here awhile

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    No wrestling then I won't watch,....any of it,... boycott (not that it will matter).


    You wrestling fans- "Foxcatcher." Keep an eye out for this movie. They just finished filming here, I was actually an extra in a few very minor scenes. It tells the story of the Schultz brothers and crazy John DuPont. Its from the same folks that made "Moneyball."
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  2. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Very cool

    I'm old enough to remember that crazy sad story

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  3. RhinoVonHawkrider

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  4. sloMark

    sloMark Been here awhile

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    Yes, just noticed where u are, it all happen out your way. Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum are the Schultz bros. Steve Carrell (spell) is DuPont. All super nice pretty regular dudes.


    Sicklerville.......cool name for a town.

    We need Louden Swain up in here to set the I O C straight.
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    All right wrestling fans - it's tourney time! New thread started here.
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  6. RhinoVonHawkrider

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  8. bigsnowdog

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    This could be in the awesome thread, or here. I chose here.

    I think it is absurd that wrestling was chosen to be dropped from the Olympics.
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  10. Schlug

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    Yep. Awesome thread alright.

    :zzzz
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  11. PoundSand

    PoundSand Long timer

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    this thread might work, since there's actually some interest, and a lot of the article talks about gable's involvement with trying to get wrestling back...
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  12. bigsnowdog

    bigsnowdog Sylvan Dweller

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    Wasn't aware of that, thanks!
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  13. bigsnowdog

    bigsnowdog Sylvan Dweller

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    As for you, back up against the splintery end of your stick and ram it up your ass.
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  14. bigsnowdog

    bigsnowdog Sylvan Dweller

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    Moving Pictures Sir Loin of Biff

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    I think that any sport that has a drug problem should be bounced from the Olympics. Cycling? Buh-bye. Baseball? No way. Weightlifting? See ya. Only sports where the top (x) athletes or top (y) teams do not have any drug problems should be in the Olympics.

    That would solve a lot of problems.
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  16. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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  17. PoundSand

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    so, we'd be left with like what, gymnastics, badminton, and handball? :lol3
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  18. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    I know I was taking the piss out of BigSnowDog (who has 0 sense of humour), but they just dropped wrestling from the Pillion's middle school.

    This saddens her and a lot of other teachers because more than any other sport, urban, disenfranchised youths were settled and straightened out by wrestling. They suggested the school drop basketball and keep wrestling.

    True story.

    Personally I'd rather watch old women knit tea cozies, but, you know, as a purely individual pursuit I can almost see the appeal.
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  19. bigsnowdog

    bigsnowdog Sylvan Dweller

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  20. shrineclown

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    Wrestling is an individual sport first, team second. It is difficult to be good and requires extreme dedication. It is the original contest of the Greek Olympics. How can they possibly drop it on that basis alone? Hopefully all will be well. There have been squabbles among the ruling elite and the true competitors for some time now. I hope DG can be the ambassador that is needed. Having been fortunate to spend a summer with him, I cannot think of a better person to take this to the test.

    Certainly it is not as exciting for the fans unless you are emotionally invested in the competitor (or a wrestler yourself) as hockey is, but that does not make it a bad sport; and I did not have to drive an hour one way for practice. Love it or not it belongs in the Olympics, or there should be no Olympics at all...period.
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