Olympics-Reaction to IOC decision to drop wrestling

in 2013, College of Communication, Frank Shorr, Newsmakers, Reuters
February 12th, 2013

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Frank Shorr, College of Communication

Reaction to Tuesday’s decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to recommend that wrestling is dropped as an Olympic sport from the 2020 Games…

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“I wonder how much of this is profit orientated — ticket sales versus operating costs. After all, the IOC get much more exposure from Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy taking part in the Games than any wrestler or field hockey player. Perhaps they need to embrace the WWE marketing strategy.”

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