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IOC Drops Wrestling for 2020 Olympics

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2013/02/12/sp-ioc-olympics-wrestling.html

My facebook is lighting up with this. While I can understand making a decision based on dollars (which probably had a lot to do with it), it’s a real shame when that is the criteria these decisions are based on and reflects poorly on what the Olympics have become and the direction they’re going in the future.

It’s a shame, not really a wrestling fan but it’s one sport you think off when you think of the ancient olympics.

I think it’s a real shame too.

Wrestling is way more manly than squash, swimming, and soccer… but all those are being kept.

Psh.

I guess most people probably don’t know what they are watching unless they wrestled in highschool/college. But the thing is… they barely aired wrestling on tv anyway, so…