What if wrestlers did other sports?

A while ago, the IOC decided to cut wrestling from the Olympics. This is probably one of the dumbest decisions they ever made and there has been a big uproar in the wrestling community about it. Unfortunately, wrestling doesn’t have a lot of draw outside of certain countries but frankly, I consider that a nonsense reason to cut it. Wrestling is one of the original sports of the Games and should never be cut, but that’s just me.

There have been a number of initiatives to support wrestling’s place in the Games and apparently, they are somewhat successful. But the guys who came up with this “What if wrestlers did other sports?” video did the best job so far in my book

Take a look:

If you want to support their bid to save Olympic wrestling, follow this group on Twitter. If they get enough followers they can launch their petition at the IOC. Or head on over here for the latest updates.

The West has lost a gigantic amount of its martial arts legacy from ancient times. Wrestling is a part of that tradition and needs to be embraced instead of shunned. So please share this “What if wrestlers did other sports?” video with others and let’s hope for the best.

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Comments

  1. Wim, nice of you to bring attention to this. I think things like tennis and football should be cut as they are so well catered for with all the competitions that they have. Also I think the UFC should help to keep wrestling alive and people like Randy Couture about (a great athlete and competitor).

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