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20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2013, 18:13 Creston
1badmf wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 17:57:
is it just a eurocentrism thing? i sorta suspected it when they cut baseball and softball, citing american dominance. but they never cut basketball for the first 50 or so years it was played; they actually like bball. wrestling's never been strong in most of continental europe either. that's just a travesty though. i mean, what were the cited reasons?

Baseball and softball were solely cut so that London wouldn't have to build two stadiums for a sport in which the British people have zero interest. They had admitted that fairly early on. Which is still a stupid reason, but at least you can kind of see the mentality behind it.

There is no reason for cutting wrestling. None. There is no real dominance in the sport that lasts beyond one or two games, it has plenty of great stories (albeit none as incredible as the Rulon Gardner story), it draws good crowds... The IOC is just filled with all these old fucking bags of waste that serve no purpose.

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