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Ancient rite links God and wrestling in Iran

Posted by alanmirs on September 5, 2007


Ancient rite links God and wrestling in Iran

By Fredrik Dahl

TEHRAN (Reuters) – For the men who practise it, it’s about not just fitness but a connection with God.

Zurkhaneh, an ancient Persian sporting ritual whose name means "House of Strength", is a historic breeding ground for wrestlers in Iran, and now enjoying something of a comeback



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