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Barbara Fleet
Barbara Fleet

Wrestling is truly one of the best ways for an individual to grow is self-confidence determination, and self-discipline. The ancient art of wrestling certainly deserves to remain in the competitive sport competition of the olympics. Removing it is like throwing away the past that has gotten us to this point, certainly there are other newer fad type contests that can be removed or at least not offered time we have olympic games. Is this happening because no one on the IOC comission has...

Wrestling is truly one of the best ways for an individual to grow is self-confidence determination, and self-discipline. The ancient art of wrestling certainly deserves to remain in the competitive sport competition of the olympics. Removing it is like throwing away the past that has gotten us to this point, certainly there are other newer fad type contests that can be removed or at least not offered time we have olympic games. Is this happening because no one on the IOC comission has any knowledge of the good that comes to those exposed to te sport? Please reconsider this decision, thank you!

Kelly FitzGerald Caples

My son gave up all other sports in high school (except cross county for the endurance to wrestle). He would have been a fly on the wall if not for this sport. Some people thrive on the individualism of it. When he was 14 I said to him, "you like to be the one in control of your wins, right?". His answer,"Yes, but I like to be the only one in control of my losses too, that way I really learn from them".

Wrestling started in the Olympics in the beginning and should NEVER go away.

Pantelis Kar
Pantelis Kar

For quite a few decades Olympic Games ceased to be Olympic Games (unofficially)! Now it comes Official!
By the moment it will be decided to take wrestling out of the Olympics then Hellas (Greece for those not familiar with the correct name of Hellas) should banish from anyone to use the term Olympics from these games...
Anyone that uses the term "Olympics" should respect and the history of them!

Baldev Sharma
Baldev Sharma

Wrestling is an ancient sports, very popular in the East especially in India, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq.
Are we seeing racism here? All sports should be included in the Olympic games. By cutting down any sports from competition, the Olympic Games will diminish itself and the letter and spirit of sports and olympic charter. It should not not be allowed to happen.

Pat Shuart
Pat Shuart

Any thing you have to ride or has a motor attatched to it should b eliminated before Wrestling.

Manos Sfinias
Manos Sfinias

Olympics without Wrestling are not Olympics.

Susan Stuart
Susan Stuart

I agree that wrestling is a core sport of the Olympics - we need to make an effort to protect the very basics - the beginnings of this greatest of competitions. Change is good but we need to be protective of history - it's the trunk of this mighty oak.

Adrienne Schiele
Adrienne Schiele

Keep wrestling and get rid of beach volleyball. It's boring and all it does is show off female athletes in bikinis.

Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller

It's all my son has looked forward too, he's only 15 but his goals are to wrestle D1 for the Badgers and then on to the Olympics. Being a little kid from Missouri he has always looked up to kids like the Mango's, it was a tough day to tell him what was going on!

Joel Bofshever
Joel Bofshever

Wrestling has been part of its inception since the Greeks first had the Olympics. Who are these idiots who want to remove it. I spent four years wrestling in college and loved every part of it. Why not remove the Marathon, or does that make to much money for them?

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