Include Wrestling in the 2020 Olympiad
  • Petitioned The International Olympic Committee, Executive Board

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The International Olympic Committee, Executive Board

Include Wrestling in the 2020 Olympiad

    1. Petition by

      Samuel Thomas Kuntz

      Washington, DC

Wrestlers, their families, and fans know the discipline and values of hard work that Wrestling teaches. Without inclusion in the Olympiad, how can a young Wrestler dream of the Gold and reaching the heights of the Wrestling greats like Sanderson & Gable, and even Karelin or Beloglazov. As a lifelong wrestler, I know that's what I aspired to as a kid.

This decision by the IOC Executive Board will do much damage to the sport, and to the Olympic Games. Lets ensure that the world's oldest and greatest sport is included in the 2020 games.

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    • Adam Houghton NORTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      One of the original Olympic sports, it needs to stay. Wrestling is popular all over the world, its a global sport and needs to be here. End Of

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    • Mark Stockstill COPPELL, TX
      • about 1 year ago

      I wrestle and it has changed my charater for the better. I believe taking it out of the games is an outrage.

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    • Greg Farfaglia BEND, OR
      • about 1 year ago

      My 9 year old son came home from school with a poster stating that his dream was to be an Olympic wrestler! How do you tell him the oldest Olympic sport won't be in the Olympics when he gets old enough to compete. You are crushing the dreams of untold numbers of children to save the modern pentathlon! Less countries competed in the pentathlon than medaled in Olympic wrestling!!!

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    • Peter Huang TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      So many reasons...this decision by the IOC is so misguided

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      • about 1 year ago

      this event is helpful for poor countries - as no cost is involved for preperation. More events - more participation

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