Wrestling has been eliminated from the 2020 Olympics. I’m not informed on all the issues as to why, however it’s secret ballot among the IOC board with the varying sports being voted in, voted out.
I wrestled a lot as a kid. This was one of the original Olympic sports – I considered it untouchable. Two people, one gets pinned to their back. Simple as that. Any country can fund this sport.
I don’t recall match fixing scandals like badminton. It has more guttural appeal and TV appeal than shooting. Really guys, eliminating wrestling?
That’s an issue IOC isn’t winning credibility points with me on.