Arabs buying foreign wrestlers to represent their country

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  1. jack36767

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    That’s not an answer. And you clearly have too much of a child like outlook on life to understand why it’s not the atrocity you think
     
  2. Which Doctor

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    Has been happening for years in Olympic T&F.
     
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    I never heard of this before as the only Ammy Wrasslin I watch are high level wrestlers that go into MMA (clicked the thread because it's a provocative sounding title) and though I agree with you here, at the end of the day we know that Amateur Wrestlers don't make much money, so if a bunch of oil sheikhs want to shower them in money, I support that 100%
     
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    What 2arctan fails to grasp is that this isn't about nationalism. It's about marketing.

    Holt explained a significant part of it, which is marketing to the greater community to increase participation in sporting programs but it's more than that as well.

    Turkey sponsors some outstanding runners to do well in races and hold up a Turkish flag.

    That's not much different than buying ad space featuring sponsored athletes promoting your brand.




    Arctan, this was never about patriotism or nationalism. It was always about money. Yeah in some of the marketing they pretended it was about patriotism but it has always only been about money.

    The fame and recognition and the bragging rights are just marketing to get more money.




    Marketing matters.

    This is just economics.

    Nations with fossil fuel money who do not have specific things (including the right athletes to compete at the world stage in specific events) spend some oil money to import what they want to get.

    It's a business transaction between consenting adults.
     
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  5. dmwalking

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    I'm pretty sure every country does the same thing in a round about way. The US imports lots of sports talent.
     
  6. 2arctanx

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    nope. lots of countries dont do that. Iran Cuba India few others
     
  7. dmwalking

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    The US doesn't import foreign players? Soccer teams don't import foreign players? LOL. OK.
     
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  8. 2arctanx

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    ya thats right, they dont. please show an example of them doing so.
     
  9. dmwalking

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    In the US, the NBA has plenty of immigrant players. Kristaps Porzingis is a good one. The MLB is like 80% Dominican with a few Japanese mixed in. The NHL imports plenty of immigrants too. And like I said, soccer has a crazy amount of guys playing for countries other than their own. What are you on?
     
  10. 2arctanx

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    im talking about Iran, Cuba
     
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  11. dmwalking

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    Sorry, I was responding the the wrong thing. I said "every" country. In reality what I should have said is that many countries import their best players. But you're right. Not every country does it.
     
  12. Dirty Holt

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    This is different. The USA doesnt have guys from Croatia or Nigeria representing them at the Olympics in basketball. There has been only 2 wrestlers that were born in another country compete for us in a Championship. Obe Blanc moved here as a baby, made the team, failed a drug test. Faruk Sahin moved here young, joined the army, wrestled in a world championship or two, also failed a drug test. Ildar Hafizov moved here, joined the army, made 1 team but didnt place. NONE of these guys had to be paid for; they immigrated here on their own with no help from USA Wrestling. Cuba, India, Japan, USA, none of these countries are importing guys.
     
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    I'm not talking wrestling. I'm talking sports in general. We don't need to import wrestlers because we're already great at it. But plenty of other countries DO import talent. All I was saying is that it's not as big a deal is OP is making it seem.
     
  14. knees_n_elbows

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    difference is that they were actually born in France and are a product of French football. little league all the way to the big league.

    the athletes the arabs or turks import dont even live in the nation they are representing. dont even speak the language. there is a clear difference.
     
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    and of course "buying" wrestlers????
     
  17. 2arctanx

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    the state does that, normal citizens dont know anything about it.
     

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