Iran bid to host 2017 wrestling world cup

Iran bid to host 2017 wrestling world cup
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Published April 24th, 2016 - 15:39 GMT via

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Iran Wrestling Federation has handed in the proposal to host the Wrestling World Cups in the year 2017 to the United World Wrestling (UWW).

The Islamic Republic of Iran Wrestling Federation has officially offered a request to the UWW to host both freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling world cups in the years 2017.

Meanwhile, the 2016 Greco-Roman World Cup will be held in Iran during May 19-20 and will be attended by eight top teams of 2015 competitions.

It is the third consecutive year that Iran holds Greco-Roman World Cup and Shiraz city will be the host city for 2016.

Iran won team title in 2014 and placed third in 2015 World Cups.

Also, the US has been put in charge of the Freestyle Wrestling World Cup to take place in Los Angles on June 11-12.

Wrestling World Cup is an international wrestling competition among teams representing member nations of the United World Wrestling (UWW) the sport's global governing body. The championships have been conducted every year since the 1973 tournament.

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