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    With the fall of Soviet Union most Eastern European countries as well as Asian countries have stopped producing top freestyle talent. They are busy building capitalism and wrestling is hardly part of the equation. As a result, you simply have Caucas wrestlers from Russia wrestling for other countries. I doubt freestyle wrestling can survive if 75% of freestylers at Olympics are from Russia. We possibly already will see at these Olympics that 75% or more Olympic medals in freestyle will go to Caucas wrestlers from Russia.

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    Frankly Big, now that there is no longer a USSR, there are far MORE countries competing like Ukraine, Georgia, etc. So there are far more wrestlers getting opportunities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tight-Waist View Post
    Frankly Big, now that there is no longer a USSR, there are far MORE countries competing like Ukraine, Georgia, etc. So there are far more wrestlers getting opportunities.
    Yes but most of Ukrainian team's top wrestlers are from Russia. How long before an Olympic committee gets annoyed with all the medals going to wrestlers with names ending in ov and ev?

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    Yes but most of Ukrainian team's top wrestlers are from Russia. How long before an Olympic committee gets annoyed with all the medals going to wrestlers with names ending in ov and ev?
    That'll never happen as long as there are ...ili's and Gh....'s!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tight-Waist View Post
    That'll never happen as long as there are ...ili's and Gh....'s!

    Only one such wrestler medaled last year.

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    oh My Goodness The Sky Is Falling What Ever Will We Do!?!

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    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestater View Post
    oh My Goodness The Sky Is Falling What Ever Will We Do!?!
    Jokes aside they already eliminated two weights in 1997 where North Koreans used to dominate.

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