I have been a reader, and very rare commenter, here at DailyKos for many years now. I never really thought that I would write a diary because I think that most of those who write here are more articulate on the subjects that I'm passionate about than I am. So I leave the fight to them.
But today I woke up to the news that the Olympic Committee is removing Wrestling from the list of core sports at the 2020 Olympiad. You can read the press release here:
I am outraged that they are removing wrestling but keeping shooting. Badminton is fun and all, but to keep it in the Olympics over Wrestling? Even as far as hand to hand sports are concerned they are keeping Tae Kwan Do. Now I respect practitioners of Tae Kwan Do. I believe it to be a very legitimate sport. But if forced to make the decision you keep Tae Kwan Do over Wrestling? in the Olympics? Wrestling being one of the original sports in the ancient Greek Olympiads.
I do not understand this decision by the Committee and I deeply disagree with it as a long time fan of the Olympics. I've written to the press email to lodge a complaint and request information on a possibly better location to send my official complaint to the Committee. Please join me in letting the Olympic Committee know that it's not okay to remove wrestling from it's list of sports. And help me spread the word #savewrestling