The most dedicated and hardest-working athletes in the world have been swept into the dustbin of history. Fifteen people have decided wrestling, the world’s oldest sport, is to be eliminated from the 2020 Olympics (TNT, 2-13).
As a former football, wrestling, track and field, and baseball coach and a competitive athlete in all of those sports from junior high to the collegiate level, I know what I’m taking about. This is like a bad dream. Wrestling is the core sport of all power sports, utilizing eye-hand coordination, balance, strength, power, mental and physical toughness, courage, endurance, strategy and tactics, …