Corruption in Wrestling
After reading the Greco World Cup thread, which is mostly about the officiating, I'm left to ask: just how corrupt is international wrestling? I realize that freestyle and greco are often hard to score and that every sport complains about its referees, but it seems like there's a lot of it going on in international wrestling. Almost every tournament has allegations of bribery, Cubans getting paid to lose, ex-Russians losing on purpose, hometown favoritism, tampering with the draw, pro-Russia refereeing, anti-American conspiracies, athetes flipping out at the officials, FILA changing the "ball grab" procedures constantly to avoid cheating, and so on.
Having said all that, at Canadian tournaments we have controversies about the scoring all the time as well, and no one (as far as I know) alledges our own officials are corrupt, and so I ask...
How bad are things in International Wrestling really?
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