I'm back with another installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse. Bloody Elbow's own in-house wrestling expert Coach Michael Riordan joins me for this edition to discuss the shocking IOC executive board vote to boot wrestling out of the 2020 Olympic games.
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Topics discussed include:
* What exactly happened, who exactly voted to make this decision and what may have motivated their decision-making process.
* How this situation can be resolved, upcoming meetings of the full IOC and which countries may play a role in possibly reversing the situation.
* The on-going conflict between the IOC and FILA and FILA's stubborn refusal to adapt to changing circumstances.
* The jacked-up rule set adopted by FILA in the past decade in a misguided attempt to make the sport more TV friendly.
* What fans can do to help get Wrestling back in the Olympics.