Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 10/2/14
The modern Summer Olympics first took place in Athens in 1896. One of the original sports, wrestling, has been apart of each Olympiad ever since. But when 2020 rolls around, there is a solid chance that we won’t see it again. The International Olympic Committee has removed wrestling, both freestyle and greco-roman, while they evaluate it along with several others potential sports to go along with what they call the “25 core sports.” IOC claims they want to stay progressive, but by the way, they kept modern pentathlon. “This is a process of renewing and renovating the program for the Olympics,” IOC spokesman Mark Adams said. “In the view of the executive board, this was the best program for the Olympic Games in 2020. It’s not a case of what’s wrong with wrestling, it is what’s right with the 25 core sports.” I am not sure WHY wrestling isn’t considered one of the core sports from the Olympics, but I am pretty certain that most people couldn’t name all 25, but if they attempted to, wrestling would be one of them. It is something that people expect to be there every four years. This isn’t like baseball or softball being [...]
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