Khadem returns to Iran Wrestling Federation

April 10, 2018 - 2:10

TEHRAN – Rasoul Khadem, who had announced his retirement as the president of Iran Wrestling Federation, has returned to the federation after two months.

On Feb. 23, the United World Wrestling Disciplinary Chamber (WWDC) banned Iranian wrestler Alireza Karimi from competition for six months, and his coach Hamidreza Jamshidi for two years after the wrestler deliberately lost a bout to avoid facing an opponent from the Zionist regime.

Iran does not recognize Israel, and Iranian athletes do not compete against Israelis in international sporting events. 

Afterwards, Khadem said authorities should reconsider their policy of not allowing Iranian athletes to compete against Israelis.

He stepped down as his post on Feb. 28 but he has returned to the federation on Monday after about two months.

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