When the International Olympic Committee voted to drop wrestling from its schedule for the 2020 Olympic Games, fans and athletes took to Twitter to voice their disappointment, causing the hashtag #SaveOlympicWrestling to trend throughout the United States.
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
Let's keep #SaveOlympicWrestling trending as long as we can wrestling community!
— USA Wrestling (@USAWrestling) February 12, 2013
— Sean Clarke (@ShellShocked04) February 12, 2013
— Chris Johnson (@chrisjohnson50) February 12, 2013
— Rodi (@BluenorangeFTW) February 12, 2013
#SaveOlympicWrestling All other sports are gr8 and gives back to the athlete but no other sport on this planet gives u what WRESTLING does
— Benson Henderson (@BensonHenderson) February 12, 2013
What the IOC doesn't realize is the wrestling community never gives up when u try to cut our Sport. #SaveOlympicWrestling
— Angel Escobedo (@driven2dominate) February 12, 2013
— Kristin Carpenter (@kcarp5) February 12, 2013
@yahoosports cut rythmic gymnastics or synchronized swimming....or trampoline!.....but no way should wrestling be cut!
— john mccann (@jmccann698) February 12, 2013
— Zac Corrales (@CorralesZ) February 12, 2013
— kingcheng (@kingcheng2) February 12, 2013
— Patrick McMahon (@Jhawkman02) February 12, 2013