Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is joining the ever-growing chorus of voices speaking out against the International Olympic Committee's decision to eliminate wrestling from the Olympics beginning in 2020. Penning an opinion piece on the matter, Brown says points out that wrestling is not only a historical Olympic sport, but also has a proud tradition in Ohio and is accessible to anyone regardless of their financial situation. In response to the IOC's decision, Brown recently introduced a Senate Resolution that opposes the elimination of wrestling from the Olympics.
Brown says that the IOC voted to eliminate wrestling completely following the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janiero, but decided to keep many other events that have a much higher cost barrier to entry as well as less fan support.
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