Hey, you know that whole Wrestling thing? Yeah, it’s a total fad. Sure it’s been participated in since ancient Greece, but was that REALLY all that long ago?
As of 2020, Wrestling is out of the Olympics. It was voted out over 4 other possible cuts by the IOC Executive Branch (AKA The Smug Twat Collective). The others?
Taekwondo – No way this was going since South Korea spent a fortune to get the 2018 winter games. Dollah bills equal a reprieve, yo!
Modern Pentathlon – Kind of a weirdly named event, seeing as it dates back to medieval times. No way it was going since Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr. is big in to it. His dad was King Poobah of the IOC when the whole scandal hit that illuminated for the world what a collection of self important, entitled shit bags these people are. He actually REQUIRED that representatives of prospective host nations refer to him only as ‘Excellency’. You know that you’re down to Earth when you require people to call you ‘Excellency’.
Field Hockey – Also known as ‘A sport that most of the executive committee nations actually do well at’.
Canoeing – Yes, really. Canoeing. How many people actually knew that this WAS an Olympic Sport? Hell, how many people call it a sport at all? When canoeing is mentioned, no rational person thinks ‘strenuous sporting event’…they think ‘3 day weekend spent drunk off my ass’. How in the Hell did Canoeing even make it in to the Olympics? Was there an especially diligent band of weekend beer drinkers who kept pushing until the IOC relented and included their ‘past time’ in the games? Should Camping be brought in next?
And Team Sweden just can’t get their tent to stay up at all! Truly a disappointing finish for those brave athletes…
The excuse is that there aren’t any marketable stars. Because events like Discus and Canoeing are LOADED with big name amateur athletes with fat endorsement loot…
But no, out goes Wrestling. In a way it’s fitting…get rid of the sport that anyone can do without needing a bunch of expensive equipment or facilities. Because lord knows the Olympics have absolutely nothing in common with any of that.