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    Default Re: I just can't wait to watch swimming at Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    Do you really think an US Olympic committee spends a lot of time worrying about who is winning a Gold at 48K in FS wrestling?
    I know your world revolves around wrestling, but I highly doubt that is high on the list of member of the USOC.
    It does care where North Korea is winning and where US is not winning. If you paid for Olympics and your enemy claimed fame from it would you want to keep sponsoring it? Answer honestly. A North Korean won in the home of capitalism. Can you imagine?

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    They said the weight is too small and people are getting bigger. Last I checked billions of people in Asia are around 48-55 kg. Conversely, very few people in the World are over 230 pounds. Certainly not many in Asia. Why such discrimination against Asians? Why do we still have HWT?

    Honestly, more men are closer to 50kg in this world than to 120kg.

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    This doesn't really relate to International swimming/wrestling per se, but is a gripe that I've always had relating to the two, so I might as well say it here.

    I think it's such a joke how for every sport other than wrestling, achieving All-American status is relatively easy. For swimming, if you get a certain time in any of the 5 million events at ANY time during the year, you are an All-American. This is like saying that if you beat anyone good during the year in wrestling, you are All-American. I believe the same goes for track. For other sports, All-Americans are voted on by sportwriters, coaches, etc. In wrestling, it doesn't matter how good you are all year, if you have one bad tournament and don't finish top 8, you aren't an All-American. It's just silly how they hand out AA honors in other sports like they are nothing. /End rant
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    I can't wait to watch swimming either.

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    Default Re: I just can't wait to watch swimming at Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by homerdindon View Post
    This doesn't really relate to International swimming/wrestling per se, but is a gripe that I've always had relating to the two, so I might as well say it here.

    I think it's such a joke how for every sport other than wrestling, achieving All-American status is relatively easy. For swimming, if you get a certain time in any of the 5 million events at ANY time during the year, you are an All-American. This is like saying that if you beat anyone good during the year in wrestling, you are All-American. I believe the same goes for track. For other sports, All-Americans are voted on by sportwriters, coaches, etc. In wrestling, it doesn't matter how good you are all year, if you have one bad tournament and don't finish top 8, you aren't an All-American. It's just silly how they hand out All American honors in other sports like they are nothing. /End rant
    I think you have becoming an All-American mixed up with qualifying for nationals. In the NCAA you still have to perform at the championships to become an All-American, but I'm fairly certain if you clear a certain standard(height, time, etc) you can qualify for nationals.
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    Default Re: I just can't wait to watch swimming at Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    It does care where North Korea is winning and where US is not winning. If you paid for Olympics and your enemy claimed fame from it would you want to keep sponsoring it? Answer honestly. A North Korean won in the home of capitalism. Can you imagine?
    Honestly I think that most people in the US don't give N. Korea much thought and that includes USOC members. Can you really picture Olympic bigwigs getting together preusing results and deciding that in order to promote capitalism they need to eliminate 48K in wrestling. If you really can picture that I think you are a paranoid delusional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ODH View Post
    Honestly I think that most people in the US don't give N. Korea much thought and that includes USOC members. Can you really picture Olympic bigwigs getting together preusing results and deciding that in order to promote capitalism they need to eliminate 48K in wrestling. If you really can picture that I think you are a paranoid delusional.

    Again, why did they cancel the lowest weight when billions are around that weight?

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    Default Re: I just can't wait to watch swimming at Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by homerdindon View Post
    This doesn't really relate to International swimming/wrestling per se, but is a gripe that I've always had relating to the two, so I might as well say it here.

    I think it's such a joke how for every sport other than wrestling, achieving All-American status is relatively easy. For swimming, if you get a certain time in any of the 5 million events at ANY time during the year, you are an All-American. This is like saying that if you beat anyone good during the year in wrestling, you are All-American. I believe the same goes for track. For other sports, All-Americans are voted on by sportwriters, coaches, etc. In wrestling, it doesn't matter how good you are all year, if you have one bad tournament and don't finish top 8, you aren't an All-American. It's just silly how they hand out All American honors in other sports like they are nothing. /End rant
    80 All-Americans for wrestling could be considered alot. For football, don't they have one AA per position? I know it is voted on and there are 2nd team and Honorable Mention AAs, but that still does not seem ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    Again, why did they cancel the lowest weight when billions are around that weight?
    I guess it makes sense now that you point it out. They did it to punish N. Korea and promote their capitalist agenda. They know if N. Korea won another gold FS wrestling medal it would bring so much glory to that nation, the press would have to stop spreading lies about millions of people starving
    and concentration camps and tell the truth about the glorious workers paradise that exists there.

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