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2012 Aug Olympics Greco-Roman Wrestling 062

Russian wrestling coach Vladimir Uruimagov, who has coached two Olympic champions has discovered our big gay plot to rid the Olympics forever of the hyper-masculine sport of wrestling. Bwahahaha.

Gay rights activists with a vendetta against masculinity are behind plans to cut wrestling from the Olympic program, the coach of a London 2012 gold medal-winner told R-Sport on Tuesday. If they expel wrestling now, that means that gays will soon run the whole world,” coach Vladimir Uruimagov said, calling the decision “a blow to masculine origins.” He added: “It turns out this committee is headed by representative of these minorities," clarifying that he meant sexual minorities. Uruimagov called on wrestling fans to petition the IOC to reinstate wrestling, suggesting that the future of humanity was at stake. “It is necessary for millions around the world who understand that this is a man’s sport and who understand the need to continue the human race to go out and explain their position to the Olympic Committee,” he said. “We should prove and explain that in any other case there is no future.”
Never mind the fact that none of the 15 members of the IOC executive board have any background as activists within the gay rights movement. In fact, the Chairman, Jacques Rogge, was duly criticized in the run-up to London after the organization rejected calls to ban countries that discriminate against gays.

This latest round of convenient gay bashing from a Russian comes as no surprise as his country embarks on a massive anti-gay effort aimed at soundly repressing its LGBT citizens. Most recently, the Russian Parliament backed sweeping legislation designed to outlaw the “propaganda of homosexuality among minors”.

I suspect it won't be long before our own bigots latch on to this paranoid homophobic delusion and parrot the notion that we are behind this nefarious plot to stamp out Olympic wrestling. It is a conspiracy theory tailor made for them.

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