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German Weightlifting Federation denies report on Rezazadeh offer

Berlin, Nov 2, IRNA-A spokesman for the German Weightlifting Federation on Wednesday denied a news report about an offer for Iranian Weightlifting World and Olympic Champion Hossein Rezazadeh.

"There is surely no offer (for Rezazadeh)," spokesperson Frank Mantek told IRNA.

Iranian Hercules Hossein Rezazadeh

The German weightlifting federation official was referring to a report in the daily Die Welt in which the head of the German Weightlifting Federation Claus Umbach alleged that a Germany-based Iranian man had approached him regarding a possible transfer of Rezazadeh to the German national weightlifting team.

Asked about the newspaper report, Mantek refused to comment on the story.

"I saw the report in the newspaper and I don't want to comment on it," he said.

Rezazadeh who had received a similar bid from Turkey a few years ago, has repeatedly stressed that no amount of financial incentives could entice him to switch his nationality.

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