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Wrestling's Back in Olympics!

9/8/2013 11:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The International Olympic Committee just announced wrestling WON'T be axed from the 2020 Tokyo Games after all ... and one of the biggest stars in the sport couldn't be more thrilled.

TMZ spoke with Rulon Gardner -- former "Biggest Loser" contestant and gold medal winner at the 2000 Sydney Games -- who tells us the IOC's ruling made his day.

Rulon says he still can't believe the sport was ever on the chopping block to begin with ... but he's pumped "wrestling will showcase it's greatness to the world once again."

As for the other sports nixed from the 2020 Games, like squash, they're still out ... because no one cares about squash.

Seriously, who plays squash?

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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Dead account Delete at will    

Damn that's one ugly man

320 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

That's a white Zimmerman!

320 days ago
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VOUDOU    

Disgraced himself cheating on the Biggest Loser. What did he do again, had diuretics snuck in from a family member or some BS? You really needed to cheat on a weight loss game show you clown? GTFO thanks

320 days ago
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Fred Farkel    

Oh yeah right. Thank God wrestling is back.


You must be kidding me.

320 days ago
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Aaron    

Half the crap they call Olympic sports would have been laughed at by the Ancient Olympians that's why no one wants to watch them and they make no money from TV.i say we go back to the old style of Olympics like they had in Ancient Greece.Sure they'll be Bloody and Barbaric but i bet they get great ratings

320 days ago
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nickp91    

So Real Wrestling will be at the Olympics

320 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Kaynes new Video just dropped.. Check it out
http://thepetcollective.tv/nsfw-jay-pharoah-i-am-a-dog-parody-of-kanye-wests-i-am-a-god/

320 days ago
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naue7    

funny how you didn't mention baseball getting nixed and just mentioned squash as no one cares about baseball. seriously, who plays baseball?

320 days ago
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latestdiets.net    

he's the chick magnet. i dated him a while back. so hot! he shared his hoagie with me.

320 days ago
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PBezukov    

I'm happy wrestling's back. To ax an original Olympic sport dating to antiquity was stupid. Speaking of stupid, a LOT of people play squash, TMZ. You guys should try it. It's fun and it will kick your ass.

320 days ago
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Comanchegurl    

Jus love wrestler cauliflower ears! :p

320 days ago
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Peter Sc    

None of the sports were something to turn the television on for. Wrestling of this type is something you watch on a museum with items from Greece.

320 days ago
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smurfya    

Just wondering, tmz do you guys go out of your way to find the worst pictures of people?

320 days ago
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Ruby Testarossa    

Why don't the writers at TMZ learn how to spell?
"will showcase it's greatness" should say "its greatness".
And get rid of the spam in the Comment section!

320 days ago
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anony    

Gardner had one of the greatest wins in Olympic history, defeating a guy who hadn't lost in thirteen years.

320 days ago
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