A Fark Handle: i guess the bribes from wrestling officials weren't low this year.
antidisestablishmentarianism: Seriously? As a wrestler I have to say WTF? There is no professional avenue for wrestlers so the best of the best go to the Olympics.
KJUW89: A Fark Handle: i guess the bribes from wrestling officials weren't low this year.The Modern Pentathlon bribes beat them out.
Gosling: Wrestling will now join seven other sports in applying for inclusion in 2020. The others are a combined bid from baseball and softball, karate, squash, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding and wushu. They will be vying for a single opening in 2020.The IOC executive board will meet in May in St. Petersburg, Russia, to decide which sport or sports to propose for 2020 inclusion. The final vote will be made at the IOC session, or general assembly, in September in Buenos Aires, Argentina.It is extremely unlikely that wrestling would be voted back in so soon after being removed by the executive board.And yet it should be. Fix the mistake you just made and put it back. None of the others are even close to being as worthy.
Gosling: You were supposed to drop boxing, IOC. Boxing. THAT was the ancient Olympic sport now damaging the movement.
tnpir: What the hell is "wushu"?
desertgeek: And then I read this just now on twitter: So much for IOC's alleged standard of universality for sports: modern pentathlon had athletes from 26 countries in London; wrestling, 71
Unauthorized Bratwurst: KJUW89: A Fark Handle: i guess the bribes from wrestling officials weren't low this year.The Modern Pentathlon bribes beat them out.Heh. From the HouChron: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.
A Fark Handle: wow. they are really really open about the "process" just being a series of bribes and who you know, aren't they.
timswar: Fark the IOC. Fark them in their corrupt asses. My desire to watch the Olympics has been steadily decreasing and now is pretty much at zero.
H31N0US: This just in: the Olympics are a joke.
Gosling: Wrestling will now join seven other sports in applying for inclusion in 2020. The others are a combined bid from baseball and softball, karate, squash, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding and wushu. They will be vying for a single opening in 2020.
Gosling: To put things in perspective, desertgeek, sport climbing and wakeboarding were dropped from the X-Games early in their history.The X-GAMES didn't want them.
desertgeek: So? They dropped the races with snowboarders and skiers too and they ARE Olympic events.
WhiskeySticks: Worst Olympic decision ever.
Gosling: desertgeek: So? They dropped the races with snowboarders and skiers too and they ARE Olympic events.Snowboard cross and skicross are still X-Games events.
desertgeek: Then where were they at the X Games a couple of weeks ago, because I didn't see them.
Gosling: desertgeek: Then where were they at the X Games a couple of weeks ago, because I didn't see them.Lemme see....holy crap, you're right.
BunkoSquad: IT'S STILL AN OLYMPIC SPORT TO ME, DAMMIT
buttery_shame_cave: i'll just note, that i have yet to meet anyone who was a decent to good olympic-style wrestler in high school/college who wasn't a total and utter raging prick with all kinds of anger issues.which actually kind of makes sense... pick the kids with abusive fathers, they're going to have a fark-ton of agression issues and will compete harder.
12349876: Beach volleyball is under the volleyball banner. You'd have to get rid of indoor too to free up a spot for another sport.Ribbon twirling is under the gymnastics banner. You'd have to get rid of the rings and vault and everything else to free up a spot for another sport.Horse dancing is under the equestrian banner. You'd have to get rid of all the horse exclusive stuff to free a spot for another sport.The bicycle exclusive sports are all under one banner, all the exclusive swimming and/or pool sports are under one banner, the flatwater and whitewater canoe/kayak are under one banner.For the Winter games, the non-hockey/curling rink sports are together, all the downhill stuff is together, bobsleigh and skeleton are together.
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