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Thread: Chances of weightlifting staying in the Olympics increasing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJonty View Post
    Now, I can be awful cynical about this stuff, but what little faith I may have had in the IOC was irrevocably shaken when they axed wrestling. I think without major change weightlifting is still on borrowed time.
    Wrestling, as a sport, did not cooperate with the IOC at all. The IWF is at least pretending to reform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psstein View Post
    I don't think they care about having a strength sport. The IOC would love to replace WL with yet another gymnastics or water-related event.
    enter Olympic breakdancing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by psstein View Post
    I don't think they care about having a strength sport. The IOC would love to replace WL with yet another gymnastics or water-related event.
    Actually, i can see that. There are not NEARLY enough swimming events in the Olympics...

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    Underwater Weightlifting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris McCarthy View Post
    Underwater Weightlifting?
    Well, i was thinking shark-wrestling. But who are we kidding, NO ONE is gonna watch guys (or hot chicks in bikinis) wrestle sharks if there is a form ov weightlifting on TV....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas View Post
    Well, i was thinking shark-wrestling. But who are we kidding, NO ONE is gonna watch guys (or hot chicks in bikinis) wrestle sharks if there is a form ov weightlifting on TV....
    Are the Sharks in Bikinis?

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    No, that would be sexist.

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