Future Olympic Games Wrestling Stance Not So Epic

Several media sources, among them the New York Times, report on the possible end of wrestling as an Olympic sport, beginning with the 2020 games (game site yet to be determined).

Olympics Moves to Drop Wrestling in 2020 – NYTimes.com

Whether or not you identify yourself as a fan of the sport in its various forms i.e., varsity interscholastic, Greco-Roman, UFC, MMA, “WWE Smackdown”, etc., the decision to eliminate a sport that dates back to the original Olympics in ancient Greece (aka pankration) seems quite misguided.

Below, for your viewing pleasure, are some wrestling images (Wikipedia) from the earliest Olympic Games, before the age of cable television sports and Bob Costas:

ancient greece wrestling

ancient wrestling

ancient games

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