Iranian wrestlers rejoice at Olympics nod

There is relief and joy after Olympic officials voted to keep ancient sport in 2020 Games.

    There has been relief and delight in the world of wrestling after Olympic officials voted to keep the sport in the 2020 Games.

    The development came after lobbying by countries where wrestling has long been a popular sport, including the US, Russia, Turkey and Iran.

    Al Jazeera's Soraya Lennie reports from Tehran.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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