IOC to Drop Olympic Wrestling starting in 2020 - SuperHawk Forum


RANT! Pissed off about something? Need to get it off your chest? Do it here.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-12-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
Senior Member
SuperSport
Thread Starter
 
nnjhawk02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pa
Posts: 669
nnjhawk02 is an unknown quantity at this point
IOC to Drop Olympic Wrestling starting in 2020

The IOC is like the NCAA - clowns - old men collecting money off the sports/work of others. No one checks these fools.

Sports News | Wide World of Sports - ABC News

How in the world do they consider dropping wrestling from the Olympics??

Just madness, Wrestling is the essence of the Olympics.

I wrestled in HS and still follow it. I'm lucky enough to live in a area in which its considered a top sport - Lehigh Valley, Pa. The IOC dropping it would ruin USA wrestling at all levels. Its barely holding on in the college level.

I urge all to contact their Olympic organizations & any others that you deem can reverse this craziness!

The International body for wrestling is FILA - fila@fila-wrestling.com

USA Wrestling @ rbender@usawrestling.org

USOC @ communications@usoc.org

PLEASE Email - call - send smoke signals

Thanks for ur time
nnjhawk02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
Senior Member
MotoGP
 
smokinjoe73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,411
smokinjoe73 is on a distinguished road
Wait, what? Can you even still call it the Olympics if you do that. Yeah, wrestling was one of the charter sports. Not that wacky ski around and shoot, or curling. Wow that is nuts.

Maybe the chairmans chick left him for a wrestler, or the sport makes him feel like he isnt a man, or something similar. Same problems motorcyclists have.
smokinjoe73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 02:26 AM   #3
evil man of nothing
MotoGP
 
captainchaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Boynton Beach, FL
Posts: 3,775
captainchaos is on a distinguished road
What a joke... I guess this is progress.
captainchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 07:03 AM   #4
Senior Member
MotoGP
 
7moore7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,858
7moore7 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by smokinjoe73 View Post
Maybe the chairmans chick left him for a wrestler, or the sport makes him feel like he isnt a man, or something similar.
I couldn't figure out for the life of me why... must be something like you said. They'll probably take out track and field next, cause javelin throwing doesn't have anything to do with tradition or Greek competition.

I think they should add more swimming events, though, or at least cover more of them. I'd very much like to see more qualifying events and a 60M, 70M, 80M and 90M freestyle.
7moore7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 07:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
MotoGP
 
smokinjoe73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,411
smokinjoe73 is on a distinguished road
Yeah right? Sports has become who hires the loudest publicist. Phelps (I hate even mentioning him) musta hired the Al Sharpton of publicists.

Same leading up to the superbowl. Who was it, Ray Lewis? Hours and hours of coverage on this guy. It gets nauseating. Or in the last Olympics Gabby Douglas. You would think she was the only athlete competing. (but she had Offrah on her side.)
smokinjoe73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 07:18 AM   #6
Senior Member
Superstock
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 321
davidka is on a distinguished road
Wrestling = the oldest and most global sport in the world. Removing it for baseball or wushu (kung fu dancing?) is a huge step away from global relevancy.
davidka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2013, 05:23 PM   #7
Senior Member
SuperSport
 
xeris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bisbee, AZ
Posts: 991
xeris is on a distinguished road
Please remember you don't matter. Big business is paying for all of it so they get to call the shots. Actually that's not entirely true, tax payers end up footing the real cost.
Curling, now that's something I'll stay up late to watch. No offense to all of you that live in the great white north.
I've got one that the IOC should consider, naked bee keeping. You get extra points for using African bees.
xeris is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Student gets 3 day suspension after wrestling away gun 8541Hawk Everything Else 8 03-28-2013 08:28 PM
spark plug wrestling twist Technical Discussion 7 11-14-2012 12:59 AM
Need to drop coolant level bluethunder Technical Discussion 3 08-09-2007 03:33 AM
Rear Drop Link haueter Modifications - Cosmetic 5 12-15-2006 07:43 PM
Drop the engine for head gasket job? enzo Technical Discussion 1 12-07-2006 03:42 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:12 AM.