Many of the events at the Olympics have a professional avenue. I mean, even
beach volleyball has a pro circuit. Wrestling has none. It embodies the spirit
of amateur athletics, which is kind of the point right? Very sad. Wrestlers are
among the hardest working athletes. Too bad we will instead get to watch wussu
or whatever that new sport is.
Reading between the lines it was a political decision, and the wrestling
supporters did not lobby as well as the pentathalon supporters. Perhaps due to
the relative wealth of the respective supporters?
Wrestling started in Greece for the first Olympic, not a good thing to drop
this. Why not get rid of this "rhythmic gymnastics ribbon" - that is not
sport and same thing in swimming pool "rhythmic water dancers". I wonder
if they take away shot put or pole vault which I don't think they will do
that or could I be wrong about that.
SME is right...to see which sports get the axe and why, just follow the money.
I agree with DEW what a strange decision. I am afraid SME is right its not about
amateur sports its about money.