Save Olympic Wrestling – What to Read, Watch and What to Do

A week after the IOC debacle, there’s a lot of content and analysis out there on the Interwebs. I wanted to put together a list of the articles and videos I feel best represent the issue.

 

Best article on why wrestling was really dropped by the IOC:
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2013/2/13/3984038/olympic-wrestling–ioc-fila-fate-2020-summer-games

 

Sickest highlights:

 

Most emotional video:

 

Most famous author (John Irving for NY Times):
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/opinion/how-wrestling-lost-the-olympics.html?_r=0

 

Talking points by USA Wrestling:

 

Place to donate:
http://keepwrestlingintheolympics.com/?page_id=146

 

Make sure you sign the petitions:
1. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/put-pressure-ioc-overturn-their-decision-drop-wrestling-olympics-2020/ClDPYshl
2. http://www.change.org/petitions/the-international-olympic-committee-save-wrestling-as-an-olympic-sport-saveolympicwrestling

 

Please share this list with anyone that wants to save Olympic Wrestling, but is looking for a little info on how!

 

Us wrestlers are strong and resilient. Overcoming adversity is in our life-blood. I know every wrestler across the globe is looking at this particular setback as a challenge; which if anything, will bring the wrestling community closer together.

 

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