Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 2/27/13
The recent news that the Olympics will leave wrestling out of its events list is ridiculous and not likely to last long. Wrestling has been a signature event in Olympics history. It may have lost some of its luster in recent Games, but it doesn’t deserve to be shelved. Without wrestling, Iran versus the U.S. in sports practically never happens. In fact, many intriguing international matchups take place in the sport. Wrestling is not a sport to make household names, but personalities do make their mark, including good, bad, and ugly ones. The sport can be very entertaining to watch as a spectator sport. It’s mano-a-mano with skill, quickness, strategy, and lots of sweating out the details for a win, loss, or draw. Without the Olympic Games, maybe wrestling can pick up a more dynamic marketing idea to brand the sport better. It could be an event to award individual and team performances. How about a World Cup of Wrestling every four years? Why not? Cricket, Rugby, Soccer and Baseball...
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