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Wrestling with the Iranians

Dominic Byrne visits Iran to try to understand the roots and the passion behind the country's national sport of wrestling. He attends the Takhti Cup, Iran's most celebrated wrestling competition, and visits Zurkhaneh, or Houses of Strength, where wrestlers train in a ritual little changed in a thousand years. He learns about the chivalrous nature of the sport and its influence on the people's national character.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 30 Jun 2008 11:00