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now that wrestling is back in the Olympics will the W.W..E be involved so that we can have proper entertainment and people go to watch it and sky tv make a good job of promoting it
An absolute disgrace that wrestling which barely meets the qualifications for inclusion (particularly the "every Continent" criteria) whilst both squash and baseball/softball are worldwide sports with growing participation. If you look at this year's World Baseball Classic there were 30,000+ spectators at game in Asia, South America and North America, with significant crowds in Europe and Africa.
Can't believe squash did not get in before wrestling ,
Whilst, I think Wrestling has its place in the Olympics, largely due to its history, I am very disappointed Squash did not make it. As for baseball and softball , give me strength , more votes than squash? This is typical IOC. Sports with more money getting mere votes, you would hardly believe it would you?
Hopscotch should be included
I think Randy Orton would be favorite if the games took place tomorrow. The older wrestlers dont look too good for 2016. Undertaker and the likes will be over the hill by then. The Rock Stone Cold are to injury prone.Would love to see Wade Barrett getting a medal for our friends across the pond. He is from Preston in Lancastershire. Looking forward to this already, USA to take numerous golds.
The only problem here is that alot of wrestlers are from 'Places Unknown'. So if Papa Shango or the Ultimate Warrior win Gold how would appear on medals table?
I'm not going to read 337+ comments, but instead give my solution:Only sports where the Olympics is the pinnacle should be included. My only addition would be where there's a significant competitive base.Wrestling would be in, squash would be in too. Football, tennis and golf would go and baseball would not get close.
@ 333.justice96ynwa There are already professional gaming leagues for those that excel at video games...you might want to check those out. ;)Also agree that all the more modern events, such as BMX, handball, water polo etc. should have no place at the Olympics. Create their own international events if need be.
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@240.liverpaul85 "As Great Britain invented the Olympics...." Yes, that Baron de Coubertin and before him, the ancient Greeks, really were true British patriots.
Its about time the IOC reviewed ALL Olympic sports.....The addition of so many sports over the years to pamper to the whims of minor sports has added countless millions to the cost of running the games. The additional venues, accommodation etc has reached stupid proportions. Baseball (men in pyjamas) basketball (bong-bong ball played by 7' giants") etc as Olympic sports is stupid.
The Olympics needs to move with the times, the modern games should have modern activities such as Arcade games and dissing included
why is it seen as cruel to make a monkey or a bear dance and yet horse dancing is an olymipc sport? double standards i think. where are the medals for the monkeys and bears?
@330 so irrelevant that you took time to read this article and comment on it
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