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    Quote Originally Posted by zeus3925 View Post
    The IOC has ousted Wrestling from the Olympics. What's left? Field hockey,squash, wushu, roller sports, karate, sport climbing, and wakeboarding. Wrestling is an original Olympic sport!! Protest vigorously!!

    http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/201...mpics/related/
    zeuss, I am with you on this.
    Wrestling is the very ESSENCE of the Olympics!
    But it's not pretty enough for TV!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    to whom, how?
    events do come and go, I know.
    how does the man on the street make change?
    can we swap it back for two man luge? that has to go!

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    this vid is worth the five min of your life. you will giggle all morning!
    I can honestly say that the 5 minutes I spent watching this exceeds the total viewing time I have watching these two clowns since they have been on the air.
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    I haven't followed the olympics like I once did. I remember staying up to watch the Spinks brothers fight. I was surprised to hear that wrestling is being dropped. While not the most popular sport, it epitomizes what I think the olympics should represent. It doesn't get anymore mona-a-mano than wrestling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn White View Post
    They are taking it out because no other country dominates it like us.

    Its the only sport that it in the end win or lose, you did it by yourself, for yourself and the most important muscle is heart.

    Its probably to violent for all the " yuppies "
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    Quote Originally Posted by duckheads View Post
    I don't know if you are trying to be funny but you are not and it makes you sound like an ass!
    Chariot races and pankration were two of the early events, they are now gone and its still the Olympics, so removing an event like wrestling is not going to hurt its appeal to most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeus3925 View Post
    The IOC has ousted Wrestling from the Olympics. What's left? Field hockey,squash, wushu, roller sports, karate, sport climbing, and wakeboarding. Wrestling is an original Olympic sport!! Protest vigorously!!

    http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/201...mpics/related/
    But keep syncronized swimming and rythmic gymnastics ? And add Rugby! A sport played in one country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golddogs View Post
    But keep syncronized swimming and rythmic gymnastics ? And add Rugby! A sport played in one country.
    I wonder what color the sky is in their world
    I think you are confusing Rugby with Australian Rules Football. Rugby is definitely played in more than one country. Played 8 years of it right here in the good old USA. But its popular in maybe more than one country. FWIW, I still don't see it replacing wrestling...
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    Didn't Jim Brown play Rugby in college?
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    Quote Originally Posted by duk4me View Post
    Didn't Jim Brown play Rugby in college?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    to whom, how?
    events do come and go, I know.
    how does the man on the street make change?
    can we swap it back for two man luge? that has to go!

    edit for the southern fellers, this is two man luge - http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/tod...61501#11361501
    this vid is worth the five min of your life. you will giggle all morning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by duk4me View Post
    Didn't Jim Brown play Rugby in college?
    Don't know, but GW played at Yale

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