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5/22/04

Iranian wrestling teams not to take part in Titan contests in US

Tehran, May 22, IRNA -- Iranian wrestling teams will not take part in Titan international contests due to be held in Atlanta, the United States from June 19-20 in protest at practices of US occupation forces in Iraq.

"The technical committee of Iran's Wrestling Federation studied objection of the board of directors of the federation to dispatch of Iranian free-style and Greco-Roman wrestling teams to Titan international wrestling contests in protest at the actions of US occupation troops in Iraq, attacks on civilians and desecration of holy shrines in Iraq," said a statement faxed to IRNA.

The host country had provided the Iranian teams with visa and tickets through its consulate general in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Iranian, American and Georgian teams were scheduled to take part in the contests in Atlanta.

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