EghtesadOnline: Iran Wrestling Federation has suggested that United World Wrestling organize yearly three-team tournaments with the title of 'World Solidarity for Wrestling'.
According to the official website of Iran Wrestling Federation, the Iranian federation has suggested that UWW organize symbolic three-team tournaments between big names in world of wrestling in freestyle, Greco-Roman and women wrestling to develop this sport all around the world, helping keep wrestling in the Olympics.
Iran’s suggestion includes competitions between Iran, USA and Russia teams in free style as well as Iran, Russia and Turkey in Greco-Roman. In women wrestling, suggested teams are USA, Russia and Japan, IRNA reported.
According to the suggestion, each country will host the competitions in public in main and important place of its town, such as Milad Tower in Tehran, Times Square in New York, Red Square in Moscow, a public center in Tokyo and public center in Istanbul.
These competitions show efforts of wrestling family to popularize the historical sport of wrestling and keep it in the Olympic Games. International Olympic Committee has decided to remove wrestling from the Olympics beginning in 2020.
Hosting the competitions can start from USA for free style and women competitions, then Turkey in Greco-Roman and Japan in women wrestling and continue with Russia and Iran with free style and Greco-Roman.
Iran Wrestling Federation also announced that it is ready to coordinate with countries for organization of the events.