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    Olympics drop wrestling

    Sorry don't have a link(on my phone) but just heard on kcci that in the 2020 Olympics there will be no wrestling



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    Re: Olympics drop wrestling

    International Olympic Committee drops wrestling from the 2020 Olympic program | StarTribune.com


    I would assume this would fall in the category of "devastating" for the sport of wrestling.


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    Re: Olympics drop wrestling

    Quote Originally Posted by cougarcy View Post
    Sorry don't have a link(on my phone) but just heard on kcci that in the 2020 Olympics there will be no wrestling
    Found a BBC link: BBC Sport - Wrestling dropped from 2020 Olympic Games

    Looks like wrestling has been dropped, but could be added back in:
    Quote Originally Posted by BBC article
    Wrestling has been dropped from the Olympic Games from 2020 by the International Olympic Committee to make way for a new sport.
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    But wrestling could enjoy a reprieve as it now joins seven sports hoping to be included in 2020.
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    Wrestling is now vying with baseball/softball, squash, karate, sport climbing, wakeboarding, wushu and roller sports for a place in the 2020 Games.
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    The Olympics consists of 26 sports with events dropping out before new sports can be added to the schedule.


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    Re: Olympics drop wrestling

    Hold it hold it hold it - everyone was saying wresting is alive and well in other threads.... what's going on



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    Re: Olympics drop wrestling

    Considering wrestling is one of the original Olympic events from the First Olympics, this is some ********



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    Re: Olympics drop wrestling

    That is the one place I though wrestling would always be. I figured college would drop wrestling first.


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    Re: Olympics drop wrestling

    There are a whole lot of sports I'd drop before wrestling, and I'm not even that big of fan.



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    Re: Olympics drop wrestling

    The scoring system makes it very boring. They need to adopt the US college style.



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    Re: Olympics drop wrestling

    that is pathetic. Its hard to have tv ratings when they never show it on TV.

    Maybe it will make the sport stronger.... but I'm hoping that they will add it back in at the next meeting.

    Funny how they only have one spot. So many sports that they can kill, but they choose wrestling. What a bunch of tools.



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    Re: Olympics drop wrestling

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    That is the one place I though wrestling would always be. I figured college would drop wrestling first.
    Well this isn't until 2020 so there is still time for college to drop it first. With the way conference expansion is moving, there hasn't been much care of whether the sport survives. Outside of the Big10, OSU and several NE schools there isn't a big draw for it.

    10 years ago I wouldn't believe that ISU would drop wrestling and now I'm not so sure. If the Big12 ever drops Wrestling (it was pretty close until WV joined), l can see ISU following. We are already at the low numbers for the number of sports we participate in. If wrestling no longer counts on that list it may be hard to keep it if we have another round of budget issues.


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    Re: Olympics drop wrestling

    at least there's still racewalking





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    Re: Olympics drop wrestling

    Quote Originally Posted by Royalclone View Post
    The scoring system makes it very boring. They need to adopt the US college style.
    Riiiight, because watching guys ride a leg and wrist for 2 minutes is exciting. Riding time in college wrestling is going to kill it too unless they start calling stalling (or stalemate) more often.



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    Re: Olympics drop wrestling

    This is very bad for wrestling... I, like many others, started wrestling at a very young age. It was by far the first competitive event I ever participated in. I had organized practices every other night as a first grader. Turns out I wasn't so hot at it, but I learned a ton and continued with it through 6th grade. In junior high I switched to basketball... Tore my acl 2nd day of 8th grade practice. Should have stuck with wrestling.

    Not sure what to think of this.


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    Re: Olympics drop wrestling

    Quote Originally Posted by Royalclone View Post
    The scoring system makes it very boring. They need to adopt the US college style.
    We can thank the sponsors for this partially. They analyzed their ad performance and viewership and came to these conclusions. It's sad, but table tennis probably had more viewers. Archery? Shooting? Golf? Equestrian? Squash?



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    Re: Olympics drop wrestling

    WTF!!!

    Outrageous....Can't hardly believe this.



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