Re: Wrestling dropped
IOC is trying to minimize the number athletes in the Olympics becasue jsut the size of the event becomes unmanageable.
Originally Posted by TomWright25
Sports with weightclasses are big targets because of the number of participants in the sport.
They is also a heavy bias toward TV friednly events that non-sports fans can enjoy (gymnatics, rythmic gymastics, diving, synchronozed swiimmg, synchronzed diving, etc.)
The big TV contracts mean huge money to the IOC and the TV networks expect rating in returns for the billions they pay for the TV rights.
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