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When I Met the Iranians: How International Wrestling Brings People Together

2015 World Cup

Photo By: Tony Rotundo UPDATE: Iran has lifted their ban on the United States wrestling team, reversing their earlier decision.  For the time being, the World Cup is back on for Team USA. With the Associated Press reporting today that Iran has decided not to allow the United States’ men’s freestyle team to attend the World Cup, scheduled for February ...

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Iran Wins Three Gold Medals to Close Asian Games Freestyle Wrestling

By William May United World Wrestling INCHEON, Korea (September 29) – World silver medalist Masoud ESMAEILPOUR (IRI) ended his season on a high note with a gold medal on Monday, the final day of men’s freestyle events at the Asian Games. Esmaeilpour was joined in the winner’s circle by Meisam MOSTAFA JOUKAR (IRI) and Parviz HADI (IRI) while Ezzatollah AKBARI ...

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Iranian Wrestler Taleb Nematpour Suspended after Failing Anti-Doping Test

By Bob Condron FILA News Service CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland (June 26) – Iranian Greco-Roman wrestler Taleb NEMATPOUR has been informed by FILA that his A and B samples from an anti-doping test have come back positive. The tests were administered by FILA at the Greco-Roman World Cup May 23 in Tehran. The initial analytical report of Nematpour’s “A” sample by the ...

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Iran captures 2014 Greco-Roman World Cup title with sound win over Russia

Iran captures its fourth Greco-Roman World Cup title in the last five years T.R. Foley, FILA-Official.com TEHRAN (May 16) – Despite an injured star wrestler, last minute roster fluctuations and a coaching change, in the end nothing could stop the Iranian Greco-Roman team from capturing their fourth World Cup title in five years. Lead by injured 2012 Olympic champion Hamid ...

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FILA Scientific Symposium to be Hosted by Iranian Wrestling Federation

The symposium set for May 13-14, in Tehran in conjunction with FILA Greco-Roman World Cup By Bob Condron FILA Corsier-Sur-Vevey, Switzerland (May 9)—The FILA Scientific Commission and the Iranian Wrestling Federation will host the 2nd International FILA Scientific Symposium in Tehran, May 13-14, in conjunction with the FILA Greco-Roman World Cup. The Iranian Minister of Sport and Youth Prof. Mahmoud ...

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Iran claims six out of eight golds in freestyle at Asian Championships

T.R. Foley FILA-Official.com ASTANA, Kazakhstan – The Iranian men’s freestyle team completed their domination of the 2014 Asian Wrestling Championships on Thursday, winning three more weight classes to capture the team title over second-place Mongolia, 70-63. The Iranian side was lead by veteran competitor and 2013 world bronze medalist Masoud ESMAEILPOUR at 61kg who took the finals by technical fall ...

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Iran claims three golds on first day of Asian Championships

By T.R. Foley, FILA ASTANA, Kazakhstan – Iran took home three gold medals on the first day of the Asian Wrestling Championships Wednesday in Astana to open up a commanding lead in the freestyle team race. Competing with a trio of seasoned veterans, the Iranians were aggressive throughout the day finding attacks on the edge of the mat and a ...

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Iran claims third straight World Cup

By T.R. Foley FILA LOS ANGELES – Flags, chants and songs persisted for a second night inside the LA Forum as the Iranian men’s freestyle team wrestled past a tough Russian squad to earn their third-straight World Cup title in men’s freestyle. Though the zip code read Inglewood Sunday night’s finals often felt more like a stadium in Tehran. More ...

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Iran team lineup set for Freestyle World Cup

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling The wrestling federation of Iran has provided its lineup for the 2014 Freestyle Wrestling World Cup, which will be held at the Forum, presented by Chase, March 15-16 in Inglewood, Calif. The World Cup is the annual international dual meet championships, and will feature the top 10 men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world. The ...

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Iranian Greco world champion banned for life for doping

By The Associated Press VEVEY, Switzerland — Iranian wrestler Amir Ali Akbari has been banned for life and stripped of his world Greco-Roman heavyweight title for doping. Wrestling’s governing body, FILA, says Ali Akbari tested positive for anabolic steroids at the world championships in September at Budapest, Hungary. FILA says his results are disqualified and the gold medal in the ...

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