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10:45 CT announcment
« on: September 08, 2013, 09:28:34 AM »
How we feeling.
Since Jammen has told me twice to change my signature, I can only assume his wrestling knowledge is no longer something I can count on along with pizza and beer.

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Re: 10:45 CT announcment
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 09:31:27 AM »
Cautiously optimistic.

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Re: 10:45 CT announcment
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 09:53:57 AM »
Dang time zone difference.  Landed in Alaska early this morning and the first thing I did was connect to the internet to find out the results...didn't calculate time zones correctly so I'll have to wait another couple of hours...bummer.
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Re: 10:45 CT announcment
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2013, 10:38:38 AM »
I have a feeling they're gonna drop wrestling.
I always bring my hips to the party.

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Re: 10:45 CT announcment
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 10:59:37 AM »
I have a feeling they're gonna drop wrestling.
I had that same feeling coming in, but it sounds like the tone is otherwise.
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Re: 10:45 CT announcment
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2013, 11:32:41 AM »
WoooHoooo!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 10:45 CT announcment
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 11:36:28 AM »
A huge thank you to all involved who got this done.
Since Jammen has told me twice to change my signature, I can only assume his wrestling knowledge is no longer something I can count on along with pizza and beer.

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Re: 10:45 CT announcment
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2013, 11:36:44 AM »
Wrestling must have come through with the top-notch drugs and hookers for the IOC.
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Re: 10:45 CT announcment
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2013, 11:38:14 AM »
We're in for 2020, which is AWESOME, but we still aren't a core sport, right?  So we have to do this again for 2024?

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Re: 10:45 CT announcment
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2013, 11:39:54 AM »
read on twitter, so it must be true, that this is for 2020 and 2024.  Not sure after that
Since Jammen has told me twice to change my signature, I can only assume his wrestling knowledge is no longer something I can count on along with pizza and beer.

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Re: 10:45 CT announcment
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2013, 11:51:30 AM »
High fives...five point throws that is!

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Re: 10:45 CT announcment
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2013, 11:59:13 AM »
Excited its back. Not excited at what we've lost to get back in.
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Re: 10:45 CT announcment
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2013, 12:02:01 PM »
cautiously optimistic still
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Re: 10:45 CT announcment
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2013, 03:41:42 PM »
Wrestling remains in Olympics, beats baseball-softball, squash in IOC vote

The sport was voted for inclusion in the 2020 and 2024 Olympics by the International Olympic Committee on Sunday, seven months after it was recommended to be dropped from the Games.

Wrestling, part of the ancient Olympics and every modern Games save 1900, was heavily favored to beat out a joint baseball-softball bid and squash.

Wrestling won with a first-round total of 49 votes to baseball-softball’s 24 and squash’s 22. A majority of 48 votes were needed to win, or else it would have gone to a second round. The voting was done by secret ballot, just as Saturday’s 2020 host city election won by Tokyo.

“Thank you for this opportunity to save our sport of wrestling,” FILA president Nenad Lalovic said in wrestling’s presentation to the IOC at the Buenos Aires Hilton. ”Today is the most important day in the 3,000-year history of our sport. And believe me, we feel the weight of that history. Remaining in the Olympic program is crucial to our survival.”

Wrestling’s inclusion means the Olympic sports program remains unchanged from 2016 to 2020. Rugby and golf were previously added for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics.

“The program must remain dynamic,” outgoing IOC president Jacques Rogge said Sunday morning. “That is essential for the success of the Olympic Games.”

Wrestling’s fight is not over. It is not an Olympic “core sport” yet and only safe through 2024, for now.

“With this vote, you have shown that the steps we have taken to improve our sport have made a difference,” Lalovic said in a FILA statement seconds after the vote. “I assure each of you that our modernization will not stop now.”