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Old 02-12-13, 14:27
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Default Wrestling dropped by IOC

WTF going to keep modern pentathlon and drop wrestling

http://news.yahoo.com/ioc-drops-wres...6483--oly.html

in a nutshell here is the reason.
The board voted after reviewing a report by the IOC program commission report that analyzed 39 criteria, including television ratings, ticket sales, anti-doping policy and global participation and popularity.

more telling is this
Modern pentathlon also benefited from the work of Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., the son of the former IOC president who is a UIPM vice president and member of the IOC board.
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Old 02-12-13, 14:32
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Wow, that is crazy
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Old 02-12-13, 14:43
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Good it's boring, get darts in there.
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Old 02-12-13, 15:00
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I can see why they'd drop wrestling, but there's no reason to keep Modern Pentathlon in there.
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How the hell is modern pentathlon an actual Olympic sport? Sports should be in the Olympics because they are successful, not successful because they are in the Olympics. Scandalous that a sport like kabbadi has yet to make the grade while sham sports like MP do.
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Darts are rightfully pushing for inclusion, also agreed on Kabbadi, brother Caruut.
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Darts!? Let's bring in Jai-Alai and Hornussen. Much better.

(Pelota of some kind was in the Olympics back in about 1900 but nobody apart from France and Spain turned up. And even then it's "France" and "Spain")
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Don't worry!

It will make room for a new sport where competitors dance and wave like the queen, judged for performance points by blind people, a win for all

You all forget, its about ratings these days not the classic sports or history. The networks showing the Olympics only are after ratings and if any sport doesn't bring the numbers, well off it will go. Welcome to athletics of the future
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Old 02-14-13, 04:34
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Pentathlon in coz we have the champ Anyway, both pentathlon and wrestling should be kept as very traditional sports in Olympics. There are other newer idiotic sports included that should be banned: synchronized swimming, teakwondo, archery, BMX, trampoline jumping, as just coming to my mind.
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Modern Pentathlon was created by the founder of the modern Olympics so it has that in its favour.

Wrestling should not have been dropped from the games.
I would have wrestling in the games ahead of most of the other sports.
Basketball, football and rugby should not be in the Olympics.
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