2.12.2013

Very sad news ...

... Whilst many of us were hoping they would go for more authenticity - ie more oil, fewer clothes - news is breaking that instead they are dropping Greco-Roman wrestling from the Olympics.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/wrestling-to-be-dropped-as-olympic-sport-in?ref=fpblg

I'm writing this from a small Persian city that used to be called Byzantium, and wondering if this is because the modern Persians, ie Iran, keeps winning this sport ...

1 comment:

  1. As a former free style wrestler, got me into and thru the university I find this sad and hard to understand until one realizes that the bottom line is advertising for the TV outlets and sponsors. No one watches it, not true in Russia, Iran, Turkey its almost the national sport of the country.

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