A scenario which until recently was considered unthinkable - excluding a sport that has forever been such an integral part of the modern day Olympics - has since the recent decision by the ... See full summary »

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A scenario which until recently was considered unthinkable - excluding a sport that has forever been such an integral part of the modern day Olympics - has since the recent decision by the International Olympic Committee, become a reality, and the focus of Pahlavan, the documentary. A sport so rich in history, so diverse and inclusive in its participation, is facing its biggest challenge yet, to potentially be relegated from the competition that for all wrestlers, is the pinnacle of their sport. Pahlavan is the name of a documentary film that wants to tell wrestling's story. Wrestling is a sport that unites people from such diverse nations, that in some cases, are completely at odds with each other. The relationship between America and Iran is the perfect example of this, politically it has completely broken down, but in the wrestling arena, the two nations are as united as ever, particularly now that wrestling's future is in question, so much so that the Americans have invited the ... Written by Sina Bahrami

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