Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wrestling to be dropped from Olympics

Yesterday I posted a compilation of wrestling clips from PEPLUM films. These scenes are a staple of the genre. What's a PEPLUM without a wrestling scene? Well, the IOC announced that  wrestling might be dropped for the 2020 games. One of the oldest sports in human history and an original sport dating back as far as 776 BC during the original Olympics, the decision to remove is quite astonishing but not surprising, certainly when you consider the IOC mentality which says beach volleyball is a sport.

The piece of land where the original Olympics in Greece took place.

1 comment:

Steven Lester said...

I suspect that wrestling will be replaced by frisbee football.