In episode 4, Tim, Josh, and Lex talk about the IOC recommendation to remove wrestling as one of the core Olympic sports, the history of wrestling in the Olympics, IOC, FILA, Dan Gable, Aleksandr Karelin, Rulon Gardner, pankration, professional wrestling, squash, facing an aggressive opponent in competition, etc.
Here’s a good video on “The Fight to Save Olympic Wrestling”. This Sunday, September 8, the IOC will vote on whether or not to include wrestling in the 2020 Olympics.
Here are links mentioned in this episode:
- A Rhetorical Question : Why wrestling? by Alexander Karelin
- IOC and FILA
- “It’s real to me dammit” YouTube video
- Jooyoung Lee
- Hellfish International In-House BJJ Tournament: