Yes, the IOC voted to drop Wrestling as an Olympic Sport! Replace it with Golf and Rugby in 2020!! Don't believe me, read this article:
It was done by secret ballot; but this has to be a slap in the face for Iran and Iranians. Afterall, Iran has won 31 Olympic medals in wrestling, and countries like Cuba and the Russians do historically well.
This is an absolute travesty. An embarrasment. Olympics afterall represent an ancient tradition of sports. When it comes to sports AND the Olympics, it doesn't get much deeper, more historic, more real than wrestling. I mean its called GRECO-ROMAN wrestling...right!?
This was done by popular vote - i.e. every country (every member) gets an equal say; AND, there were I am sure some financial decisions. The IOC reccomendation (that was voted on) was based apparently on TV ratings and general attendance for specific sports. I am sure Golf does very well globally in the far east in terms of viewership and sponsorship - but why drop wrestling?
Okay so its a cheap sport to participate in. Okay so North Korea has been a medal winner in the past (9 medals). Okay, so Golf might bring in good money into the Olympics. Okay so Wrestling has awarded medals to 57 nations, versus Rugby being brought in that is only really a participation sport in something like 20 countries (former British colonies)!!
They say they only have capacity to cover 25 sports. They can't add a sport without dropping another one.
But, I think this reflects on a general theme .... a general sense globally ... Ironically could the U.S. that has won 125 medals in wrestling have led the world away from Wrestling, and the rest of the world followed, or was it the Brits that somehow managed to get Rugby into the Olympics - and get wrestling removed?? Who schemed this? Who was behind this??
Once again I am sure, the Brits are determined to F**k Iran and Iranians. Uncle Napoleon you were very right. The facts speak for themselves. They are f**king us by stealing Iranian oil in the Caspian. They are F**king us, by driving Iranian tourism and traffic throught their Persian Gulf (former colonies) like Dubai. They are F**king Iranians.... on a global scale!