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Eric Pearson
Eric Pearson
Chairman, American Sports Council
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      Eric Pearson

      Eric Pearson, a former Princeton University wrestler and coach, is the chairman of the American Sports Council.

Selling out the soul of the Olympic Games

When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced its recommendation to eliminate wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games, it only took minutes for the news to spark global outrage. It's just about impossible to get political enemies like the U.S., Russia and Iran to agree on anything, but now the three historic rivals and wrestling powers find themselves united in their disgust with the IOC’s decision.