Patch's Poll: Which Sport Should Be Eliminated from the Olympics?

The International Olympic Committee chose to cut wrestling by the 2020 Summer Games, but were they too hasty in their choice?

The International Olympic Committee surprised the sporting world Tuesday by voting to cut wrestling from the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The committee agreed to pare down the 26 sports it features to 25 so that a new sport could join the lineup in 2020. Wrestling has a chance to make it back into the Olympics, but the Los Angeles Times said that was unlikely now that it has been cut.

The other sports reportedly up for elimination included modern pentathlon, taekwondo and field hockey.

"This is a process of renewing and renovating the program for the Olympics," IOC spokesman Mark Adams said. "In the view of the executive board, this was the best program for the Olympic Games in 2020. It's not a case of what's wrong with wrestling, it is what's right with the 25 core sports."

Should wrestling, an Olympic sport since the first modern games in 1896, be thrown to the mat?

Take our poll and tell us in the comments.

joannne February 13, 2013 at 11:33 PM
I think it is really pitifull that wrestling is being eliminated from the 2020 Olympics. There are other sports that need to be looked at a little better, and eliminated long before wrestling.
Frank L. February 15, 2013 at 01:38 PM
Golf should be eliminated before wrestling. Wrestling is one of the original Olympic sports, and is one of pure strength and skill that is open to any country or athlete, irrespective of national resources. Golf is a "sport" of the elite, if you can call a sport one that you can pursue while drinking beers. A great, relaxing, social pasttime, maybe, but a sport? Not so much.


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