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NEWS: Wrestling dropped from Olympics, Kurt Angle speaks out

Feb 12, 2013 - 11:47:02 AM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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The International Olympic Committee voted this week to drop wrestling from the Olympics starting in 2020. This prompted a frustrated response from 1996 gold medalist Kurt Angle.

"I'm Shocked," Angle tweeted. "Will Do an Exclusive Interview Later today. Wrestling Will Stay in Olympics."

Later Tuesday morning, Angle tweeted, "#SaveOlympicWrestling winning a gold medal with a broken neck!" He added later, "#saveolympicwrestling. Show Your Love for the Sport. IOC Must Reverse Decision. Trend It Worldwide. #USAWrestling #TNAWrestling."

According to an Associated Press report, the next opportunity to re-include wrestling in the Olympics is in May when the IOC board meets in Russia. The final vote is then made in September when the IOC general assembly meets in Argentina.

Wrestling has been part of the modern Olympics since the beginning in 1896.

[ LINK: AP Report here ]

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