Thursday, February 28, 2013

Keep Wrestling in the Olympics


If figure skating gets to stay in the Olympics, then...well...anything else should be able to.

But wrestling--there really shouldn't be any controversy about this. First, it is awesome. Second, it is way more of an actual sport than, say...curling. (Though I will watch that stuff if it's on...weirdly fascinating...). And this is not even to mention synchronized swimming. Or race-walking. Or water polo. Third, if the Olympics is going to pretend to keep any link at all to the ancient games, wrestling has to be there.

I turned my nose up at wrestling in high school, and put my energy into Judo. Judo's awesome, and has saved my ass more times than I can count. But when I started doing MMA, and working out with wrestlers I really came to appreciate how effective wrestling can be. No strikes, no chokes, no submissions...but as for learning to get on top and stay on top, you can't beat wrestling. Typical ugly, utilitarian Western martial art...but it's effective (if incomplete) and that's what matters.

Anyway: keep wrestling in the Olympics and also: show some of it. Jeez, they're complaining that it's not a money-maker, but they don't even show it.


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Blogger Pete Mack said...

It's also a genuine Olympic sport, along with discus, javelin and running.

3:19 AM  

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