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I guess nobody watches on NBC? Doesn't NBC sometimes carry WWE? What event has more olympic tradition than wrestling? The sport will still have a chance to apply for one spot, along with other dregs like baseball.

http://www.cbssports.com/general/story/21690757/ioc-drops-wrestling-from-2020-olympics-after-review-of-sports

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This is SUCH complete garbage. They are KILLING the Olympics. Moves like this are short sided and misguided. It is not the popularity of the individual sports that makes the Olympics special. It is the history and tradition of the Olympics that make compelling viewership. Killing the tradition contaminates the pureness of the of games.

Sure, we all know Shawn Palmer. But we also all remember Jeff Blatnick.

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This is SUCH complete garbage. They are KILLING the Olympics. Moves like this are short sided and misguided. It is not the popularity of the individual sports that makes the Olympics special. It is the history and tradition of the Olympics that make compelling viewership. Killing the tradition contaminates the pureness of the of games.

Sure, we all know Shawn Palmer. But we also all remember Jeff Blatnick.

not to mention that Wrestling has a very high number of countries competing and is one of the better chances for smaller countries to medal

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Sports come and go. I do think wrestling should stay based on its historic status, but did they even televise it? I had all the NBC olympic stations last go around and I didnt see it once.

TBH what really needs to go is Olympic Basketball,rugby when it appears, and at least 2 different swimming classifications. It is kind of ridiculous how many different swimming events there are.

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Sports come and go. I do think wrestling should stay based on its historic status, but did they even televise it? I had all the NBC olympic stations last go around and I didnt see it once.

TBH what really needs to go is Olympic Basketball,rugby when it appears, and at least 2 different swimming classifications. It is kind of ridiculous how many different swimming events there are.

DAFUQ are you talking about. Rugby sevens would be perfect for the olympics. Look how many different teams are active in rugby. Even Kenya has a team.

You are crazy. Rugby>>>> half the olympic events.

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I don't care about the Olympics or wrestling, but I do know wrestling is one of the founding events of the Olympics and is probably the single most difficult competitive sport known to man. I don't see why they would remove it.

It's really pretty simple. It's because people don't watch it.

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DAFUQ are you talking about. Rugby sevens would be perfect for the olympics. Look how many different teams are active in rugby. Even Kenya has a team.

You are crazy. Rugby>>>> half the olympic events.

It is going to be epic>> there is the chance of seeing some of the best players in the world playing 7's and the games are perfect, fast and exciting... also sevens crowds are epic.

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DAFUQ are you talking about. Rugby sevens would be perfect for the olympics. Look how many different teams are active in rugby. Even Kenya has a team.

You are crazy. Rugby>>>> half the olympic events.

What do you mean "even Kenya"?

An old British colony, which just happens to be the richest nation in east Africa, playing a British sport is suppose to shock me? Bet they arent competitive. They got rid of Rugby for a reason in the first place.

Pornography is better than half the olympic sports in my opinion...doesnt mean we should add that.

Rugby,along with cricket, should be relegated to the commonwealth games

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What do you mean "even Kenya"?

An old British colony, which just happens to be the richest nation in east Africa, playing a British sport is suppose to shock me? Bet they arent competitive. They got rid of Rugby for a reason in the first place.

Pornography is better than half the olympic sports in my opinion...doesnt mean we should add that.

Rugby,along with cricket, should be relegated to the commonwealth games

Well the Kenyan team just beat NZ in a semi final in NZ, which we have won I think for the past few years... they are one of the best 7's teams in the world.

The countries I would expect to be in the medal hunt in 7's.

New Zealand

Australia

South Africa

UK

Kenya

Samoa

Fiji

France

Argentina

Canada

Tonga

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Well the Kenyan team just beat NZ in a semi final in NZ, which we have won I think for the past few years... they are one of the best 7's teams in the world.

The countries I would expect to be in the medal hunt in 7's.

New Zealand

Australia

South Africa

UK

Kenya

Samoa

Fiji

France

Argentina

Canada

Tonga

USA beat Italy in Genoa making it the first time they ever lost a match in the famed city....does not mean USA is getting some world cup victories. All blacks beat Kenya 9 out of 10 times in any other scenario.

I can see it being watchable if its u23 the way Soccer does it though. Kids getting some time to shine is never a bad thing.

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USA beat Italy in Genoa making it the first time they ever lost a match in the famed city....does not mean USA is getting some world cup victories. All blacks beat Kenya 9 out of 10 times in any other scenario. I can see it being watchable if its u23 the way Soccer does it though. Kids getting some time to shine is never a bad thing.

7's is a completely different beast to 15 a side.. If it was proper rugby in the Olympics, I think NZ would take it easily... but I am a little biased.

USA has a good team. we keep improving.

Yer in 4 years you guys have the athletes to be very good at 7's. So many teams will compete at 2020.

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