Also keep in mind that it is the ONLY competion in which the Athlete..uses only his body's strength to prevail to his competitor...this is a true sport!
Hello everybody...I am from Greece and I can tell you that it is our Financial Crisis which leads these people to remove Wrestling from the core Olympic Games.If only we Greeks had the strength to resist to these COMMERCIAL reasons of withdrawing OUR OLYMPIC Games...Keep in Mind...that many of us are not willing to give the OLYMPIC FLAME...Let them make their own games...these are not our GREEK OLYMPIC GAMES.
come on! cant see Olympics without wrestling, if u remove wrestling from Olympics then I would call u a sissy, pathetic IOC pathetic.
I've been a wrestler and martial arts guy since a child. It has helped me in so many ways, and I love the sport. Kids and college students need a goal, a prize to strive for!
The Olympics originated in Greece around 708 BC. They strongly believed in the notion of perfectability- becoming the best at everything. Now I'm no wrestler but this notion of perfection is defiantly seen in wrestling. Man and women trailing hard day in and day out, watching what they eat so they can meet the weight, dedicating themselves.... Now president Jacques Rogge wants to get ride of it and put speed walking and ping pong ... What has this world come to honestly.
I O C must rethink about this.
Who in their right mind would EVEN consider removing wrestling from the Olympic Games? Wrestling is the purest form of any sport. It is one of the original sports that maintained honor and dignity throughout time. It is pure and clean, like all sports should be. Please people, what were you thinking?
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the day come when all sports are in the Olympics.
Indisn village youth depends on wrestling for his fitness.skills and recreation. All villages have their "DANGALS" and from that mud wrestling only the champion emerges. You cant deprive millions of people living in villages.