News ID: 174025
Published: 0711 GMT December 18, 2016

Iran proposes to hold 'World Solidarity for Wrestling' bouts

Iran proposes to hold 'World Solidarity for Wrestling' bouts
The file photo shows wrestlers competing with each other at Times Square in New York City, the United States.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Wrestling Federation (IRIWF) submitted a proposal to the governing body for amateur wrestling to organize three-team tournaments every year under the “World Solidarity for Wrestling” banner.

In a letter addressed to the United World Wrestling (UWW) President Nenad Lalovic, the IRIWF suggested that the men's freestyle contests of the symbolic tournament be held between Iran, the United States and Russia, its men's Greco-Roman competitions be staged between Iran, Russia and Turkey and Japan, Russia and the United States take part in its women's bouts, Press TV reported.

The events could be held in Tehran’s Milad Tower, Red Square in the Russian capital city of Moscow, Times Square in Midtown Manhattan of New York City as well as popular venues in Japan and Turkey, the Iranian organization proposed.

It also suggested that the competitions be held during next May and June and that the United States start the initiative by hosting men's freestyle and women’s contests. Turkey and Japan could then host Greco-Roman bouts and the women’s event, respectively, it was proposed.

Iran and Russia could host the men's freestyle and Greco-Roman contests afterwards, according to the proposal.

The one-day events would be part of attempts to help promote the sport around the world and keep wrestling in the Summer Olympic Games program.

Resource: Press TV
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