Feb 12, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT
Apparently this wrestling thing has become a thing. Thousands of people have flocked to Twitter to voice their opinion on why they believe the IOC should #SaveOlympicWrestling when they vote again in May and September. Here are some of the best Tweets from notable athletes and heartbroken fans, alike.
It’s not over yet. We will keep fighting to save the sport we love. Don’t stop dreaming and don’t stop believing. #SaveOlympicWrestling
— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) February 12, 2013
Banning wrestling in the Olympics goes way beyond the event itself. It will affect this amazing sport at every level! #SaveOlympicWrestling
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) February 12, 2013
Flood IOC Executive Members with POSITIVE letters on why wrestling should be a part of Olympics.Names & address here: caelsanderson.com/latest-news/ca…
— Cael Sanderson (@caelsanderson) February 12, 2013
I have envisioned myself winning an Olympic gold medal since I was 8 years old #SaveOlympicWrestling
— Lolo Jones (@lolojones) February 12, 2013
— David Taylor (@magicman_psu) February 12, 2013
RT to #SaveOlympicWrestling
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) February 12, 2013
Just remeber that the wrestling family exists in iran, russia, india, cuba, Azerbaijan,Turkey etcboth men & women #saveolympicwrestling
— Grant Turner (@TunaGT174) February 12, 2013
It’s been almost 100% wrestling-related posts online all day today. Strongest sporting community out there. #SaveOlympicWrestling
— Chas Betts (@chasbetts) February 12, 2013
Wrestling has made me and millions of who they are today. The Olympics is the grandest stage of them all! #SaveOlympicWrestling
— Sergio, Lace Up! ツ (@sl0meli) February 12, 2013
Heart broken. #SaveOlympicWrestling
— Hannah Reader (@HannahReader8) February 12, 2013
Oct 20, 2014, 2:52 PM EDT
A look back at the greatest head-to-head duel in track and field history.
Oct 20, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT
Olympic champion hasn’t retired from Nordic combined, either.
Oct 20, 2014, 11:06 AM EDT
“Morning joggers helped us and also guided us to the nearest metro station.”
Oct 20, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT
How fast would they have to traverse the Bernabeu to have Olympic 100m final speed?
Oct 20, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT
Olympic downhill champion told German magazine she has good days and bad days.
Oct 20, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT
Ohno said he went into “full warrior mode” in Hawaii.
Oct 20, 2014, 9:06 AM EDT
Two-time Olympian held U.S. mile record until 2007.
Oct 20, 2014, 8:54 AM EDT
U.S. Embassy scale had air pollution level at “hazardous.”
Oct 20, 2014, 8:37 AM EDT
Shamil Tarpischev, Russian tennis president, is also a longtime IOC member.
Oct 19, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT
How top Americans, Austrian going for history will be affected this World Cup season.
Oct 17, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT
Two-time Olympic halfpipe champion won’t be competing, though.
Oct 17, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT
Top U.S. skaters are incorporating new rule into their programs this season.
Oct 17, 2014, 9:41 AM EDT
Runner faces up to 15 years in prison.
Oct 17, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT
Gatlin’s inclusion on previous 10-man nomination list drew criticism.
Oct 16, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT
Olympic silver medalist has an interesting post-skeleton bucket list.
Oct 16, 2014, 11:24 AM EDT
Biles recalls bee tale, talks of specific vault upgrade, uneven bars hatred.
Oct 16, 2014, 7:45 AM EDT
Three-time Olympic medalist previously said he was taking a break.
Oct 15, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
Biles talks about the bee and what’s next.
Oct 15, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT
Erik Nieman, 15, flew from Arkansas to Charlotte for a special training session.
Oct 15, 2014, 10:12 AM EDT
U.S. champion makes her Grand Prix season debut at Skate America next week.
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