Secretary of Iran's Wrestling Federation said Saturday that 45 countries have been invited to participate in the Hero Takhti Cup, IRNA reported from Noshahr, Mazandaran province.
In his talks with IRNA, Reza Gholami said the tournament will be held in Tehran in the first week of Iranian calendar month Esfand (starting Feb 20, 2004) in commemoration of the Ten-Day Dawn, the 25th victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
He said those Iranian wrestlers will be dispatched to 2004 Athens Olympic Games, who will compete in Takhti Cup and be picked in the Olympic qualifying bouts.
Iran's freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling teams having three shares in freestyle and four in Greco-Roman of Athens Games will participate in four international tournaments in Kazakhstan, Croatia, Uzbekistan, and Bulgaria in February.
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