1 Million Strong! Save Olympic Wrestling: Bring back one of the most iconic sports known in the Olympics

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1 Million Strong! Save Olympic Wrestling: Bring back one of the most iconic sports known in the Olympics

This petition had 169 supporters

Joshua Haeder started this petition to Executive Board International Olympic Committee and

Wrestling has been part of the Olympics since the sport was introduced in 708 BC and was the focus of the games starting in 1896. In modern society the sport may be less popular then many years ago, but removing a cornerstone of the games will affect millions of young wrestlers around the world. The Olympics for wrestlers is the ultimate for the sport and many kids get into the sport with the idea of fulfilling their Olympic dream. While most will never make it that far removing the sport the Olympic Games will take away part of the dream for youth, collegiate and semi professional wrestlers from every nation. The decision to cut Wrestling by the IOC will have far reaching consequences for a sport that is a timeless tradition. Sign this petition so we can send a message to the IOC that they made a mistake in removing one of the most historic pieces of the Olympics along with taking away training motivation for men and women all over the world who have the Olympic dream.

Let's get 1 million signatures and send a message to the IOC that this decision is wrong. Even in the face of slim to none odds it's better to band together and try for change versus sitting down and doing nothing.

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This petition had 169 supporters