This morning (Sept. 8, 2013) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the International Olympic Committed (IOC) voted to keep wrestling in the Olympics. This was great news, as wrestling is the oldest sport in the world, and has been a part of the Olympic games since ancient Greece. Seriously.
With such a great decision, the MMA community responded immediately with excitement on twitter.
Wrestling prevails in the IOC Vote. Now don't let it happen again. http://t.co/f2uCrEL3b5— Zak Cummings (@ZakCummings) September 8, 2013
Congrats to the IOC for removing their heads from their asses. #wrestling4lyfe— Scott jorgensen (@Scottjorgensen) September 8, 2013
Wrestling lives on!!! So happy to see everyone come together to make this happen http://t.co/wWIofHUJJI— Gray Maynard (@GrayMaynard) September 8, 2013
Wrestling in the Olympics 2020! Great news!! The dream of a lot kids is saved!!— Tarec Saffiedine (@tarecfighter) September 8, 2013
So happy to see wrestling keep its rightful spot in the Olympics. Never should have been in this position.— Stipe Miocic (@smiocic) September 8, 2013
Wrestling has been saved!— James Krause (@TheJamesKrause) September 8, 2013