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Wrestling Dropped From Olympics
Wall Street Journal, by STU WOO, MATTHEW FUTTERMAN

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Posted By:FlyRight, 2/13/2013 6:45:13 AM

The International Olympic Committee has dropped wrestling from the 2020 Summer Games, a surprising decision that has bewildered athletes and fans of the longtime Olympic sport.The IOC said Tuesday that its executive board recommended excluding wrestling from its list of core sports. Wrestling still has a chance to return to the Games in 2020 via a complicated process: The IOC later this year will choose one of eight shortlisted sports—wrestling, baseball/softball, climbing, karate, roller sports, squash, wakeboarding and a Chinese martial art called wushu—to add to the 2020 program.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: god of irony, 2/13/2013 6:55:32 AM     (No. 9173583)

No room for an amatuer sport in the Olympics.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Crosscut, 2/13/2013 6:56:38 AM     (No. 9173586)

Ball room dancing would be nice.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 2/13/2013 7:23:04 AM     (No. 9173611)

Another committee that has lost sight of its original mission statement. Anyone for badminton?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 2/13/2013 7:47:06 AM     (No. 9173631)

Money - that´s what the Olympics are really about.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MDConservative, 2/13/2013 7:55:00 AM     (No. 9173640)

Maybe they should issue each contestant one sharp object, and allow masks and noms de guerre...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 2/13/2013 8:12:39 AM     (No. 9173673)

To answer the query on the homepage, only if the homosexual were promoting it.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/13/2013 8:20:12 AM     (No. 9173687)

I wasn´t glued to the tv last Olympics - watched just a little - but when it ended, I realized I´d heard nothing of boxing. And, yeah, where was wrestling? Two one-time mainstays of the games, pure one on one contests, now all but invisible. The Olympics officially stink.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 2/13/2013 8:20:30 AM     (No. 9173689)

At least some organization is ´downsizing´.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: garyhope, 2/13/2013 8:21:50 AM     (No. 9173691)

"Maybe they should make the "________´s" wear dresses."

Wasn´t Greco-Roman wrestling one of the original sports? One of the oldest in Western civilization/history?

"Roller sports"? Are they keeping "synchronized swimming"? Is that a "sport" or an Esther Williams movie?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 2/13/2013 8:26:42 AM     (No. 9173698)

The fact that this most ancient of sports is not understood is a good reason to keep it around! I feel terrible for the athletes.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/13/2013 8:32:56 AM     (No. 9173718)

Synchronized diving and swimming draws the homo audience.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Achilles, 2/13/2013 8:38:18 AM     (No. 9173730)

More sissification. Wrestling is too warlike for the internationalists. They will replace it with something that involves music and costumes.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LZK, 2/13/2013 8:42:51 AM     (No. 9173739)

What were those crazy Greeks thinking with this brutal sport at the Olympics?

sarcasm/

LZK

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Reply 14 - Posted by: oldselzer, 2/13/2013 8:48:03 AM     (No. 9173748)

I wrestled in high school and the AAU before the joining the military in the 1950s. It was and is a clean sport where the athlete has only himself to blame for not prevailing. Good lessons for those in their formative years. Maybe they should replace it with the fruits of today´s K-12 sex education -- the only subject in which today´s kids are eager to do extra homework. The IOC is disgusting!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: texaseducator, 2/13/2013 9:03:31 AM     (No. 9173789)

Wrestling saved me from becomming some wiseass punk. It gave me self-esteem and a sense of empowerment. these attributes are mentioned all the time as good but really are just words today. I have promoted wrestling because it is not a team sport and competitors wrestle those that are at the same competitive level, age and wieght. It is one of the orginal olympic sports. I have no use for the Olympics anymore they have become commonplace and boring.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: farmwife, 2/13/2013 9:12:32 AM     (No. 9173813)

Have to make room for synchronized skipping.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: spit the bit, 2/13/2013 9:13:36 AM     (No. 9173814)

The Olympics are only useful for making more celebrities for a culture obsessed with them. Wrestlers are not pretty and do not make make good celebrities.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MickTurn, 2/13/2013 9:13:38 AM     (No. 9173815)

It is far to violent...just think of it, wrestling with knives! What a bunch of morons!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 2/13/2013 9:16:11 AM     (No. 9173824)

What´ll you bet the new replacement involves women, blacks, or the poor?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: grampus, 2/13/2013 9:36:40 AM     (No. 9173880)

Saw on NHK TV that the Japanese are miffed at this. They won four medals in wrestling (yes, wrestling, not judo)in the most recent Olympics.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/13/2013 9:38:45 AM     (No. 9173885)

I vote for making it women only, attired in bikinis, and put them in a mud pit.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/13/2013 9:51:42 AM     (No. 9173914)

Do they still have that event where a bunch of girls twirl around ribbons attached to a stick? Let´s have more of that! /s

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Reply 23 - Posted by: realrep, 2/13/2013 10:08:05 AM     (No. 9173941)

I guess the IOC has forgotten that there are the competitions for marksmanship with... (gasp)... guns. Shh- don´t remind them.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/13/2013 10:08:49 AM     (No. 9173945)

The IOC have painted themselves as a bunch of silly clowns ever since synchronized swimmimng. Make it a double-header with the ribbons and a stick girls, and it´s just FABULOUS!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: dadofboys, 2/13/2013 10:10:58 AM     (No. 9173950)

My 9th grade son who wrestles is devastated. He finally understands that the world is not fair and is run by people who want to "change the world" whether or not you like it the way it is or not. I have several comments:
1. The Olympics are about money, plain and simple. Nobody is making money off of wrestling.

2. The Americans win a lot of medals in wrestling and the other countries are going to be against it for that reason.

3. There are no pretty girls or openly gay athletes in wrestling, therefore no darlings of the media.

4. Women do not watch wrestling (unless it is their own kid, then they are rabid fans!). They would rather watch those men in those faggy swimtrunks dive or gymnastics.

5. Wrestling has a winner and a loser. They cant stand that. How the hell do you tell who wins a diving contest. They all look the same, but you sure can tell when someone is pinned on the mat!

6. When an athlete reaches the pinnacle of NCAA wrestling, there is only one place to go: The olympics. When you are a champion young golfer, there are many, many venues for you to continue your career forever. You dont need olympic golf to see who is best. Just turn on the golf channel 24/7. The olympics is the only thing that college wrestlers have to dream of.

In conclusion, if it is possible, I am more disgusted than ever with the IOC.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: larryp, 2/13/2013 11:16:19 AM     (No. 9174067)

Maybe it is time to give the Olympics a rest. that plick that runs it wounldn´t give the Munich athltes a moment of silence. but ii they wre from Ghana, whew boy the entire day canelled. IOC-chumnps.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Layne´s Soapbox, 2/13/2013 11:19:11 AM     (No. 9174073)

I have to disagree with those who say that wrestlers aren´t good looking, mine is.
All the Olympics are anymore is a circus. That´s what I took from the article, especially with how archery has changed their scoring: there must be drama somewhere. This isn´t about sports and athletes anymore, it´s a tv drama.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 2/13/2013 11:22:33 AM     (No. 9174080)

The classical man is dead. The age of heroes is long gone. There can be no room for a demi-god there are only the modern false ones.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: CEP, 2/13/2013 11:23:09 AM     (No. 9174081)

But don´t drop Beach Volleyball or some other inane thing.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/13/2013 11:35:49 AM     (No. 9174100)

@#29: The only thing I have against Beach Volleyball is the women wear too much clothes........./s

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Little Peep, 2/13/2013 11:50:20 AM     (No. 9174124)

IOC...idiots! Wrestling is one of the sports that symbolize the Olympics IMHO.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Marcus Tullius, 2/13/2013 11:57:24 AM     (No. 9174139)

Haven´t been big on the Olympics since I attended the ´88 Games in Seoul. My favorite venue? Wrestling. Cheered like a madman when we knocked the Iranians out.

Guess I´ll never watch ´em, now.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: pineledger, 2/13/2013 1:50:33 PM     (No. 9174337)

Forget that it was one of the original sports in the Olympic games.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: PaleAle, 2/13/2013 2:06:41 PM     (No. 9174371)

I haven´t wasted time on the olympics for many years. Once I figured out what a bleeding heart liberal is, then realized they run the olympics, I have avoided it like its a hollywood back patting party.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 2/13/2013 2:46:54 PM     (No. 9174448)

IOC

Idiots
On the
Commode

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Reply 36 - Posted by: hot coffee, 2/13/2013 2:53:55 PM     (No. 9174460)

I propose adding drag racing and bass fishing to the Olympics. We´d clean up--USA! USA!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/13/2013 3:15:42 PM     (No. 9174496)

#1, Your comment proves you are the god of irony!

Synchronized swimming is NOT a joke. It is very difficult.

And please...can we stop with the "homo" comments? It is getting really old and bigotry is very immature.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: wendybird, 2/13/2013 3:41:33 PM     (No. 9174544)

A game that is played in a circle and involves "jerking" should be stimulating to the IOC officials.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: William A. Hollerman, 2/13/2013 4:21:04 PM     (No. 9174618)

Now if Dwayne Johnson was "wrestling" against "input name of heel here", they would have it on prime time in the Olympics every night. I would even watch. We need to stop watching the Olympics and go on to other things. This is a sad day for the people who started this ideal. I wonder what they wanted to put in to replace it? Synchronized hugging? Jeesh......

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Reply 40 - Posted by: nevernaught, 2/13/2013 5:14:25 PM     (No. 9174706)

The Olympic committee is getting more like the UN every day. Actually, I´d like to see some Ladies mud wrestling events. Or perhaps Russian women shot putters slugging it out in a snake pit. I´m with #7... who watched the last Olympics.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: hershey, 2/13/2013 5:22:24 PM     (No. 9174714)

I´m sure the original Olympians are spinning in their graves....

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Shucky, 2/13/2013 5:29:06 PM     (No. 9174730)

While I wouldn´t care to see them compete nude as in classical Greece, this is a major loss. Not only should they keep wrestling, but I´d love to see chariot racing.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: motorcycleboy, 2/13/2013 5:43:25 PM     (No. 9174749)

I agree #37, everyone should stop with the "homo" comments.

The most appropriate word is "buttf*****s".

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Reply 44 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 2/13/2013 7:41:32 PM     (No. 9174942)

How about the Olympic "sport" with the women prancing around with streamers? I´ll bet that stays in.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: ArtieC, 2/13/2013 8:25:51 PM     (No. 9174991)

I gave up on the Olympics when they let the NBA in. Up till then I enjoyed it. Now it´s just another pro sport.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: BorninOKC, 2/13/2013 10:31:02 PM     (No. 9175172)

There are stores, somewhat improbable to be sure be sure because of his age, that Plato wrestled in the anchient Olympic Games.

What is going on here?


Oh. I forgot. Geography, history, and philosophy are no longer part of the curriculum and tradition has been dropped from the culture.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: CountryDoc, 2/14/2013 1:06:04 AM     (No. 9175304)

I am a wrestler since 7th grade. One of the most character building sports in existence. It is the least violent fighting sport. The conditioning required is unbelievable. Eliminating wrestling from the sport is like eliminating painting from an art gallery. There are so many questionable sports. Olympics are about physical conditioning. They should take all the artsy sports and put them in another category of Olympics: Water ballet. A sad day.

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When friends and family members gathered recently at the White House for a private celebration of Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday, one of the invited partygoers was a former paid FBI Mafia informant. That same man attended February’s state dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande. He was seated with his girlfriend at a table adjacent to President Barack Obama, who is likely unaware that, according to federal agents, his guest once interacted with members of four of New York City’s five organized crime families. He even secretly taped some of those wiseguys using a briefcase that FBI technicians outfitted

For Dems, a problem with seniors
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The Hill [DC], by Alexandra Jaffe    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/7/2014 4:43:12 AM     Post Reply
Democrats are facing a senior problem that could get even worse this year. The party has traditionally had trouble with older voters, losing the group aged 65 and over by 21 points in 2010 — when Republicans picked up 63 seats — and by 12 points in the 2012 presidential race. Seniors are the GOP’s most reliable voting bloc in midterm years, turning out in higher numbers than Democratic base voters. A recent Gallup poll showed seniors have become even more Republican over the last two decades; in 2013, 48 percent considered themselves Republican. That spells trouble for Democrats, who are already facing

Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25
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Associated Press, by Sylvia Hui    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/7/2014 2:44:12 PM     Post Reply
LONDON - Peaches Geldof, the wild-child second daughter of concert organizer Bob Geldof who worked as a model, a television presenter and a fashion writer and filled the pages of British tabloids with her late-night antics, has died at age 25. There was no immediate word on the cause of her death at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast England. Her father said in a statement Monday: "Peaches has died. We are beyond pain." "She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us," he said. "Writing 'was' destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever."




Caught kissing staffer, Rep. Vance McAllister
asks for forgiveness

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CBSNews.com, by Lindsey Boerma    Original Article
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A married freshman Republican congressman who campaigned on his Christian, conservative values apologized Monday after surveillance video surfaced purportedly showing him in a lengthy liplock with a staffer. In the Dec. 23 footage, obtained by a local newspaper, Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La. - who ahead of his election last fall ran multiple campaign ads trumpeting his faith and family - is seen kissing and embracing a woman for about 20 seconds at his Monroe, La., district office. The Ouachita Citizen reports the woman is the congressman´s 33-year-old part-time scheduler, who is also married.

The Color of His Presidency
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New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/8/2014 7:41:59 AM     Post Reply
A few weeks ago, the liberal comedian Bill Maher and conservative strategist and pundit Bill Kristol had a brief spat on Maher’s HBO show, putatively over what instigated the tea party but ultimately over the psychic wound that has divided red America and blue America in the Obama years. The rise of the tea party, explained Maher in a let’s-get-real moment, closing his eyes for a second the way one does when saying something everybody knows but nobody wants to say, “was about a black president.” Both Maher and Kristol carry themselves with a weary cynicism that allows them to

Millions of Americans aren´t working. Why?
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CNBC, by Allison Linn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/7/2014 2:32:09 PM     Post Reply
Call it the million-worker mystery. A large chunk of American adults are no longer in the labor force. That has left economists divided over how many of them are voluntarily not working-or even looking for work-because they wanted to retire, go to school or take care of family members, versus how many have been forced out because they couldn´t find a job. (snip) Shierholz estimates that there are currently more than 5 million missing workers who are not included in the unemployment rate because they are neither working nor looking for work, but who might be if the job market

Democrats slam ´offensive´
Pelosi image on Breitbart site

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USA Today, by Catalina Camia    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/7/2014 4:34:06 PM     Post Reply
The Democratic National Committee is furious by a conservative website’s ad campaign that depicts Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi clad in a bikini in a provocative pose with her tongue sticking out. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, called on Republicans to press Breitbart News to remove the artwork — one of several suggestive images on the website promoting the new California site. The image of Pelosi, beneath one of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s face photo-shopped onto a flexing body builder, includes the sub-head: “Because you can’t make this s— up.” “To say the least,

Bryan Cranston of ´Breaking Bad´:
Obamacare ´is fantastic´
despite ´growing pains´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: AltaD- 4/7/2014 11:01:59 AM     Post Reply
Add Bryan Cranston, the star of TV´s recent hit "Breaking Bad" and a new Broadway play about former President Lyndon B. Johnson, to Team Obamacare. In an interview with Yahoo News “global anchor” Katie Couric, the actor called Obamacare the highlight of President Obama´s legacy. “Now’s the time to stake a claim to leave your legacy,” he encouraged Obama. “I personally believe that his health care program is fantastic. Yes, there are problems. Anything worth while is going to go through a growing pains period. But this is his legacy and I think it’s a great one because I don’t


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