No More Wrestling?
The International Olympic Committee, in their infinite wisdom, has recommended that wrestling no longer be included in the Olympics. This short-sighted, idiotic, disturbing decision smacks of incompetence. It makes me question the sanity of the IOC, and now I wonder if the IOC is in on the take.
Is it because the singlets wrestlers wear don’t allow enough real estate for large banner ads? Is the wrestling mat too minute for a large, obnoxious slogan advertizing McDonalds / Coca-Cola / Disney? Serious IOC, what’s the reasoning for your decision to nix wrestling?
Wrestling is a cornerstone sport. It’s been a core event ever since 708BC. It’s a sport where anyone can compete. It doesn’t require expensive equipment or corporate sponsorship. It is a pure sport, which is more than I can say for…oh, let’s say the Euqestrian Individual Dressage (yes, the “horse dancing” event. Screw the wrestling, we wanna see horses dance!).
I guess the IOC is more concerned about corporate profits than pure competition. They’d rather see rollerblading or extreme sports where they can rake in more ad revenue.
I have a suggestion for the IOC. If you’re so hard up to degrade the spirit of the Olympics, why not replace wrestling with something like this:
It’s modern and hip. Just think of the money you’ll be make in Vegas with Olympic Phone Wars <tm>!