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Wednesday, August 12, 1998 Published at 17:38 GMT 18:38 UK


World: Middle East

Iranian Women to Watch Wrestlers


Sports officials in Iran say that women will be allowed to attend a men's wrestling contest for the first time since the Islamic Revolution nearly twenty years ago.

An official from the Iranian Wrestling Federation told reporters that a special enclosure would be allocated for women during the World Wrestling Championships in Teheran in September.

Correspondents say the issue of women watching all-male sports events has come to the fore since Iran's success in the football World Cup.

Thousands of women and girls turned out to welcome the team home, after it beat the United States in France.

From the newsroom of the BBC World Service



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