bad..very bad when see how policy controls my fav and my first sport in my life
Iran Wrestling News
Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:49 AM
Posted 01 March 2018 - 04:00 PM
Posted 02 March 2018 - 07:36 AM
How many people are on this federation? This seems like a huge deal
Posted 02 March 2018 - 01:21 PM
Much respect for Khadem for taking a stand. He made a couple of very profound statements
1. He said “cannot lie,” adding that “sometimes the best way to take a stand is not to stand,”
2. “If we must continue with the policy of non-competition against the Zionist regime’s athletes… forcing an athlete to accept defeat or run around all night looking for a doctor’s note is not right,” Khadem told the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA).
Khadem had previously told ISNA that if Iran continues to force athletes to evade competing against Israeli opponents then it should “behave honestly and… accept the consequences.”
While he did not come out and say Iran should stop its policy of avoiding facing Israeli athletes (perhaps because it would be too risky to do so) he came out and said "if we must do it, then we should be honest about it, and have the federation deal with the consequences (instead of having the individual wrestler or coach pay the consequences)
Based on anecdotal information, I believe most Iranians disagree with this stupid policy of avoiding Israeli wrestlers and would love to go back to the pre-revolution days when Iran used do pin Israeli wrestlers left and right.
I salute Khadem and his courage and honesty, and hope this results in a change of policy by the Iranian Wrestling Federation. Sadly, I am not holding my breath.
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Posted 03 March 2018 - 11:08 PM
How come Asian championships isn't using the new 2 day weigh in?
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