Dan Gable grapples with Olympics decision to drop wrestling
Wrestling legend on 'Fox & Friends'
- Duration 3:42
- Date Feb 20, 2013
Wrestling legend on 'Fox & Friends'
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Hey it's a war on wrestling that's -- this as far as what was dropped from the summer Olympic Games.
Beginning in 20/20 by the International Olympic Committee it's unthinkable.
According to spokesperson Mark Adams in the view of the executive board this was the best program.
For the Olympic Games in 20/20 it's not a case -- -- -- with wrestling -- what's right with the other 25 core sports really.
Now sports enthusiasts and lawmakers are speaking on defense of this great sport hoping the committee will come to its senses a -- position.
Now let's go meet a guy who is the Michael Jordan would Michael Jordan is -- best -- -- to wrestling.
Dan Gable one -- 72 that you'll be a single point.
NCAA titles as a coaching one -- -- -- NCAA championships -- 78 to 86 Dan welcome.
Great to be here which was under better circumstances what does it mean to your sport if there's no Olympics is a goal.
Well in our sport that's the highest you can go a lot of sports they just have.
The Olympics are great they're entertaining but they have events like that all the time even -- the Olympics are the highest in sport.
That is it -- for wrestling.
Since he eighteen hundred's its modern -- -- modern Olympics it's going back to three -- it's always been a part of it what happened -- -- the IOC's that you're you're sports expendable.
I think miscommunication.
You know not being educated enough and it's just a matter of maybe it's.
A committee against another committee and has not looking into the big sport.
And with that in mind there's been some -- here and because there's some wrongs we -- make that a right and sold -- wrestling community.
Has been -- up here but it's only been a week we're trying to find out really what went wrong.
And -- -- -- make those wrongs right to you talk about the nation's over 200 countries compete in this from our run to Russia to Bulgaria has got to be international outrage and -- it is going to be traction is gonna be through you.
What is the plan to get it back because September they have a chance to correct their wrong.
Well we want to win that vote we want them we'd like to have them actually step up and say that well we made a mistake which that's probably going to be hard to do.
Just because probably don't make a lot of mistakes at that level so they.
We'd like to get him to say that the wrestling community really is well structured well build.
-- they have their things you know in order and we want to -- we want them in the Olympics but it's gonna take a full effort it's not going to be easy but we are have already started we got twelve.
Countries wrestling in in Iran right now.
Only the US is in Iran wrestling re out there -- right now -- home with a bunch of other countries in the World Cup and they're going to be meeting on this.
What's has taken place in -- next few days so this is so is there any place for us to go.
For those who respect the sport for the discipline for the competitiveness and the character it builds.
Anything we could do to help -- Yes what you need to do is -- need to go to our national governing bodies main website the -- dot com very.
Well and format dot com -- dot com will inform you actually what took.
What to do -- mean -- states doing something but that's the headquarters and that's what you need to follow.
You are the ultimate winner if anyone could pull this out -- you you are wrestling well TJ gable.
thrilled to have you studio thank you and nice though you won your the Olympic berth in in no questions hometown I know from Minnesota and you grew up well -- Steve -- is that correct well I'll go on Iowa and I have some really great friends from there are so right.
I don't know Bob you can't -- kid that it maybe after the -- -- can Russell.
My high -- up my high school won a ton of state championships in wrestling so I know -- they had backup and they got to -- got to sober up and put it back.
Acting out of the Modern Pentathlon -- I don't aegis that if Iran thinks it's a good idea maybe the -- -- as well yet.
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