Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
No. of Recommendations: 1
If they had jettisoned boxing & kept wrestling then that would make more sense to me.

Boxing has become corrupt, it is regularly physically damaging, and has little development paths for young athletes (like school/college programs). Wrestling had better (more objective) scoring and the athletes actually compete for a bronze medal instead of both semifinalist losers getting one (they do it in boxing I guess because an extra match is too taxing?).

A lot of the sports have been kept because they promote geographic diversity -- like team handball is big in Nordic countries who don't have a long summer outdoor season & badminton is big in Asia. But now they add golf??!! Yeah like every one of the 200 or so Olympic countries can afford a golf course?
Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.