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Old 02-13-2013, 08:15 PM
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Wrestling Cut from Olympics

No more Olympic wrestling after 2016 - SFGate

All hail trampoline . . . equestrian . . . synchronized swimming . . . rhythmic dancing . . . table tennis . . . speed walking . . .

Now wrestling will have to face off with seven other sports that are fighting for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics. The list includes includes baseball and softball, which were dropped from the Olympics after Beijing in 2008 and sports trying to make the Olympics for the first time, including karate, squash, roller sports, sport climbing,wake boarding and wushu. The Associated Press said it is "extremely unlikely" that wrestling would be brought back so soon after the committee voted to eliminate it.

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Replace it with MMA aka pankration.
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They can't do that! Wrestling was one of the ancient events from the greek days!
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thats weird. I would have never expected them to cut something like wrestling in favor of things as ridiculous as the trampoline.
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I was a wrestler. My favorite from those days is "old wrestlers never die they just lose their grip."
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thats weird. I would have never expected them to cut something like wrestling in favor of things as ridiculous as the trampoline.

In a world which is so much more gay tolerant, you would think they'd want to keep a sport in which two scantily-clad, sweaty men grapple at each other on televison in front of a billion people...

But, in that case, why can't we have cheerleader mud wrestling?
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you would think they'd want to keep a sport in which two scantily-clad, sweaty men grapple at each other on televison in front of a billion people...
Hmmm, that gives me an idea regarding the next presidential debate...
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Hmmm, that gives me an idea regarding the next presidential debate...
Careful, Hillary in spandex may not be what you're wishing for.
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thats weird. I would have never expected them to cut something like wrestling in favor of things as ridiculous as the trampoline.
I'll bet the IOC is terrified at the thought of a steroid scandle tainting the Olympic games. In this regard the trampoliner's(?) look pretty safe compared to the wrestlers.
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In a world which is so much more gay tolerant, you would think they'd want to keep a sport in which two scantily-clad, sweaty men grapple at each other on televison in front of a billion people...

But, in that case, why can't we have cheerleader mud wrestling?
Ewwww...not the Russian team!

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