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    Default Why Iran did not participate in 1986 and 1987 World Championship?

    Does anyone know why?

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    Default Re: Why Iran did not participate in 1986 and 1987 World Championship?

    Iran didn't participate in most of the big events in the 80's and early 90's. If they did they only sent a couple of people. The Iranian Revolution happened in 1979 and then they were fighting a war with Iraq from 1980-1988. Lots of great wrestlers were fighting (and died) in the war and the country was near backrupt.

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    Default Re: Why Iran did not participate in 1986 and 1987 World Championship?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazdani View Post
    Iran didn't participate in most of the big events in the 80's and early 90's. If they did they only sent a couple of people. The Iranian Revolution happened in 1979 and then they were fighting a war with Iraq from 1980-1988. Lots of great wrestlers were fighting (and died) in the war and the country was near backrupt.

    1979: Iran did not participate in World Championship because of Revolution

    1980: Iran Boycotted the Moscow Olympics because of Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

    1983:Iran braught back all the wrestlers from Kiev (USSR) because an iranian Greco Roman
    wresler, took on an Israeli wrestler (and beat him).

    1984: Iran boycotted the US Olympics


    I'd like to know the official reason(s) behind Iran's 1986 and 1987 absence from World Wrestling competitions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F14-Fan View Post
    I'd like to know the official reason(s) behind Iran's 1986 and 1987 absence from World Wrestling competitions.
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    1986: Iran didnt participate because of 1986 Asian Games
    1987: Iran didnt participate due to VISA problems !

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    Default Re: Why Iran did not participate in 1986 and 1987 World Championship?

    What happened in the 1986 Asian Games? The entire team medaled with 3 G 3 S and 4 B!

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    Default Re: Why Iran did not participate in 1986 and 1987 World Championship?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
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    1986: Iran didnt participate because of 1986 Asian Games
    1987: Iran didnt participate due to VISA problems !
    The painfull disappointments of the eighties. They still hurt.
    Last edited by F14-Fan; 04-01-2008 at 12:26 AM.

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