Keep Wrestling as an Olympic Sport

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Keep Wrestling as an Olympic Sport

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John Doe started this petition to International Olympic Committee

Mr. Chairmen:

Wrestling, the oldest sport in history, is no longer an Olympic Sport. This decision must be reversed.

The men and women in the sport of wrestling embody the incredible discipline, formidable strength, and truly unbelievable athletic ability that exemplify the spirit of the Olympics. As a result of this decision, the celebration and showcase before the world of one of most artful and admirable athletic movements known to sports will cease, probably forever.

Unfortunately, the Olympic Committee chose not to consider wrestling as one of its “25 core sports.” It is clear that the Committee did not consider the essential value of the sport in this decision, which is a fundamental failure of the most important governing body in athletic competition. The concern of the Committee should be to promote the best display of human athletic ability at the Olympic Games.

A wrestler wrestles because he is passionate, because he wants to prove himself in an ultimate contest of strength, endurance, and discipline: a wrestling match.

Thousands of hours, days, and weeks of exceptionally difficult training are required to earn the sport’s greatest award: an Olympic Gold Medal.
True glory in the sport of wrestling is not measured in popularity or T.V. ratings, Mr. Chairmen. It is measured in an Olympic Medal. That medal is evidence of his sacrifice, of his hard work, of his dedication to his dream of becoming the best in the world.

If you remove wrestling from your “core”, it will dwindle into insignificance. One of greatest competitions in the world will begin its march into extinction.

The sport of wrestling has produced some of the most inspiring stories in sports history. These are stories of sacrifice, of success, of hard-won victories, and of unparalleled personal transformations.
We implore, Mr. Chairmen, that you review your decision and reinstate wrestling as an Olympic sport.

Signed,

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