I hope to meet Iran in final: US Wrestler Jordan Burroughs

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- USA Wrestler Jordan Burroughs hoped that they would face host Iran in the 2017 Freestyle World Cup championship match. USA has been drawn in Pool A with Russia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Pool B consists of Iran, Turkey, India and Mongolia. “We are ready for the group action. I hope that USA will advance to final

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Wrestling diplomacy at work again; U.S. Team arrives in Iran for Freestyle World Cup

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- After weeks of diplomatic squabbling between governments, wrestlers from the United States arrived Sunday in Iran. The delegation, led by 2012 Olympic champion Jordan BURROUGHS (USA) was cheered on by local wrestling fans and greeted by a swarm of media. The American team arrives after the governments of Iran and United States spent weeks

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U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs praises Iranian fans

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Olympic gold medal winner Jordan Burroughs has lauded the Iranian fans for the warm reception in western Iranian city of Kermanshah. U.S. Wrestling Team arrived in Iran on Monday to take part at the 2017 Freestyle World Cup. The Iranian fans gathered around Burroughs in Kermanshah Airport and took selfie with him. “I’m very

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Saeid Ezzatolahi Joins Russian Anzhi Makhachkala on loan from Rostov

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)-Iranian rising star Saeid Ezzatolahi joined Anzhi Makhachkala on loan. The 20-year-old international defensive midfielder had earlier extended his contract with Rostov for two and a half years. Ezzatolahi came up through Malavan’s youth academy and impressed from an early age, making his first team debut in 2012 as the Iran Pro League’s youngest ever

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Kianoush Rostami wins ‘ World’s Lifter of the Year’ award

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- The International Weightlifting Federation named Kianoush Rostami 2016’s male Lifter of the Year. The award is decided by a popular vote of fans. Rostami won first place by a whopping twenty thousand votes, three times more than the second place Lasha Talakhadze from Georgia. Third place went to the Kazakh weightlifter Nijat Rahimov. Thailand’s Sopita

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OFFICIAL: Igor Kolakovic named Iran Volleyball head coach

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Igor Kolakovic has been named as new head coach of Iran national volleyball team on Sunday. The 51-year-old trainer has signed a two-year deal with the Iranian federation with an option of two more years. Bulgarian Radostin Stoychev was also a candidate to take charge of the Iranian volleyball team. Kolakovic was the coach

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Iran Bans Travel of US Wrestlers to Iran

(IranSportsPress.com | ABC) – Iran on Friday banned U.S. wrestlers from participating in the Freestyle World Cup competition this month in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order forbidding visas for Iranians, the official IRNA news agency reported. A senior Iranian cleric vowed, meanwhile, that his country would continue its missile program, despite threats from

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Wrestler Jordan Burroughs: World Cup event in Iran also about diplomacy

(IranSportsPress.com | ABCNews) – There is no place five-time world champion Jordan Burroughs enjoys competing more than wrestling-crazed Iran. The passion of the fans and level of competition is unmatched anywhere in the world. So you can imagine his concern this weekend when the Iranian Foreign Ministry responded to Donald Trump’s immigration ban by saying

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Two Americans Basketball players who play in Iran are unable to return to country

(IranSportsPress.com-Yahoo)- Two American basketball players, Joseph Jones and J.P. Prince, are stranded in Dubai after Iran’s decision to ban U.S. citizens prevented them from returning to the country where they play professionally, Eric Fleisher, the agent for both players, told The Vertical. Iran’s ban of U.S. citizens was in retaliation to President Donald Trump’s executive order

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Iran candidate for hosting 2019 world wrestling champinship

(IranSportsPress.com-IRNA)- Iran’s Wrestling Federation wants to host free-style and Greco-Roman competitions of 2019 world wrestling championship. ‘The request has been accepted by Wrestling Federation’s Presiding Board in a meeting which was held with the attendance of members of the Presiding Board and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Masoud Soltanifar and his support of hosting

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