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News ID: 174
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 11:24 - 23 February 2013
Tehran, YJC. USA Wrestling has invited Iranian National Free-style Wrestling team to a symbolic contest in New York.
In the sidelines of the 2013 Tehran International Wrestling competitions the Executive Director of USA Wrestling (United States of America Wrestling Association, Inc.) Rich Bender suggested that to show opposition to the exclusion of wrestling form the Olympic Games a symbolic match be held between Iran and the United States in New York, Mehr News Agency reported.

He said that the match is expected to be held on May 16, 2013 outdoors in Times Square, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

It is said that Rich Bender has communicated the invitation to Mohammad Aliabadi, Chariman of the National Olympics Committee, in the sidelines of a meeting by officials of the countries competing in Tehran International competitions; and that he still awaits an answer.
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