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Politieke rivalen Iran, Amerika en Rusland hebben nu eens een gemeenschappelijk doel: zorgen dat ‘het gevecht’ een olympische sport blijft. Pagina 6-7

Sovchoz Rodina, RUSSIA, 2012 - Rizvan Khagiev (10) at a wrestling training in Sovchoz Rodina, a small village near Grozny in Chechnya (Chechen republic). In the North Caucasus wrestling is the most popular sports. Wrestlers who win an Olympic medal are the demi-gods. People look at you in disbelief if you don't know the names of former Olympic champions like Ali Aliev or Buwaisar Saitiev. It is likely that many gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be won by Caucasian wrestlers.
Sovchoz Rodina, RUSSIA, 2012 - Rizvan Khagiev (10) at a wrestling training in Sovchoz Rodina, a small village near Grozny in Chechnya (Chechen republic). In the North Caucasus wrestling is the most popular sports. Wrestlers who win an Olympic medal are the demi-gods. People look at you in disbelief if you don't know the names of former Olympic champions like Ali Aliev or Buwaisar Saitiev. It is likely that many gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games will be won by Caucasian wrestlers.