Please add wrestling back to the list of Olympic Sports for 2020 and beyond

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Please add wrestling back to the list of Olympic Sports for 2020 and beyond

This petition had 41 supporters

Shane Hartson started this petition to International Olympic Committee's executive board

The International Olympic Committee's executive board has decided to end the sport of wrestling's participation in the Olympics. Wrestling is the oldest sport in existence. It has many different forms but has ties back to most ancient cultures. Wrestling was part of the original Olympic Games in Athen's and has enjoyed a long tradition with participation in every Olympics since then except for one. Please reverse your decision to remove this from the Olympic line-up.

Wrestling is a sport that is gaining in popularity again. While there may be a brief lull in the fan base right now, the youth ranks are swelling and those fans will turn to the Olympics to see the best athletes from every nation compete at the highest levels. Wrestling teaches lessons that many athletic events don't. Our youth need the lessons that this sport has to offer and many young dreams of Olympic participation are being crushed by this decision. Please renew this long-standing commitment between the Olympics and Wrestling and contribute to the momentum and growth this sport is enjoying now. Thank you for your consideration.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/ioc-board-meets-to-decide-on-dropping-1-summer-sport-modern-pentathlon-at-risk/2013/02/12/a7a437a8-74ee-11e2-9889-60bfcbb02149_story.html

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This petition had 41 supporters