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« on: February 12, 2013, 06:19:46 PM »
But just heard they took "WRESTLING" out of the Olympics!!! >:(. I may never watch the Olympics again. Just another step in the commercialism direction they have been heading in for many years. I was a wrestler, boxer and hockey player for most of my high school and young adult life. This really pisses me off

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2013, 06:26:10 PM »
I saw that. Is that not one of the craziest things you've ever seen?

But hey, we still have rhythmic gymnastics, race walking, trampoline, modern pentathlon, and dressage... go figure.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 06:55:08 PM »
Don't forget what 50% of the Olympics has become....introspective stories on the hard road I grew up on and what it took for me to get here, and commercials! I'd like to get that Bob Costas on the mat or ring and knock his little wig off for most of the time wasted on the stuff. Actually couldn't believe he criticized the IOC recently. Viewership will go down and more commercials instead of sports.....REAL sports :(

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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 07:39:43 PM »
Two words:  table tennis. 

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 07:45:38 PM »
Curling?

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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 07:56:24 PM »
I guarantee, even though wrestling has lost some popularity over the years there are more involved in it than Curling. Wrestling is merely one of the oldest forms of self defense there is......
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 09:28:32 PM »
I know... I'm just saying that wrestling is more of a sport than curling?

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 09:44:38 PM »
Only 4 or 5 hundred times more, not enough according to the IOC. Maybe we could get treadmilling and stationary biking in there. Or, some aerobics videos and thighmaster comps. I'm still wrenched over this. There is NOT ONE SPORT that takes as much energy and total body commitment, using EVERY muscle and EVERY reflex as wrestling does. Nothing comes close and they drop it....WTF
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 10:56:22 PM »
Curling?


I have always thought, that if I was going to make it to the olympics, I would do it through curling.


On a real note, even though I don't particularly care for wrestling, I find it amazing and sad that they have decided to remove the sport. Taking out one of the oldest known sports just seems like such a bad idea. It could be added back to the olympics when they debate adding a new sport among rock climbing, rollerblading and wakeboarding. Ya, definitely leave out wrestling so we can put rollerblading in.

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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 11:45:09 PM »
Only 4 or 5 hundred times more, not enough according to the IOC. Maybe we could get treadmilling and stationary biking in there. Or, some aerobics videos and thighmaster comps. I'm still wrenched over this. There is NOT ONE SPORT that takes as much energy and total body commitment, using EVERY muscle and EVERY reflex as wrestling does. Nothing comes close and they drop it....WTF
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013, 10:19:11 AM »
Lat time I checked, curling was in the winter Olympics?
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2013, 10:29:35 AM »
Lat time I checked, curling was in the winter Olympics?

since 1998, before that it was a demonstration sport a few times. Kind of a cool sport, but, not all sports need to be an Olympic event because they're new or popular, but, should meet an Olympian criteria. Unfortunately they have found wrestling does not meet the "NEW" Olympian criteria of buying commercials...so sad

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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 12:54:54 PM »
BMX racing is currently in the Olympics(since 2008) and the UCI is working with the IOC to also bring BMX Freestyle and Skateboarding to the games to drive some more young viewers into it.

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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 01:12:58 PM »
BMX Freestyle and Skateboarding....
Yep, those folks spend big cash on all their gear...not much fun watching some dude on a bicycle or skate board though.  ::)
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 02:25:40 PM »
It is a lot of fun to watch women's beach volleyball, though.

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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2013, 02:42:32 PM »
I dunno, the BMX racing stuff was one of the premier events in London and was kinda a place to be seen... check out the final...
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Then again, I have a vested interest in this realm since I contribute to xgames.com as their BMX racing guy...  While I skipped the O's last summer(between the birth of my daughter and knowing how much of a mess it would be, I decided not to go) I did go to the test event for BMX in 2011, a handful of the World Cup races where the countries qualify to get positions at the games and the Team USA Olympic qualifiers..   Stuff is pretty awesome.

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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2013, 04:03:59 PM »
It is a lot of fun to watch women's beach volleyball, though.
pandering... ::)
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2013, 04:22:02 PM »
pandering... ::)
You say that like it's a bad thing. ;)

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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2013, 04:26:14 PM »
You say that like it's a bad thing. ;)
In the context of this thread it is.... ;)
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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2013, 05:41:42 PM »
Nothing wrong with all those other sports, really, but to drop once of the OLDEST sports on the planet and one of the FIRST forms of self defense.......every college, high school, middle school and many grade schools and outside affiliated gyms carry this sport, with many, many THOUSANDS involved around the world and now no Olympics!!! Really too bad!

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