Iran, who is hosting the 2017 Wrestling World Cup, has "ban" the United States team.
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Iran, steep with wrestling tradition and accomplishment has decided that it is their prerogative to "ban" the United States Wrestling team from participation in the 2017 World Cup to be hosted in Tehran. This is a sad day for the sport when governments hold hostage an event for personal political purposes. This should not be tolerated or accepted by the international wrestling governing body the United World Wrestling (UWW).
Effective immediately UWW should name an new neutral venue so that the sport of wrestling is not used for political gamesmanship and that all countries can participate. If Iran wants to make a political statement then their avenue should be to decline hosting and then boycott their participation. Allowing Iran to strong arm any nation would be a mistake and a threat to future world cup events in any sport.
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