Trump’s Immigration Dictates to Impact International Sports

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    Jan 29, 2017 6:55 PM GMT
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    Hassan Aliazam Yazdanicharati of Iran after winning a wrestling gold medal at the 2016 Rio Games.

    NYT: President Trump’s ban on visitors from seven predominantly Muslim nations could have a wide impact on international sports, including jeopardizing a warm relationship between the United States and Iran in wrestling competitions and threatening the chances of Los Angeles hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics and of the United States securing soccer’s 2026 World Cup.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/28/sports/trump-refugee-ban.html
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    Jan 31, 2017 6:13 PM GMT
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    NYT: U.S.A. Wrestling said the United States would compete next month in Iran, one of seven Muslim-majority countries whose citizens were temporarily banned from the United States by an executive order from President Trump.

    “Wrestling has shown a long, rich history of transcending politics and participating despite governmental disagreements,” Bender said. “That’s the beauty of sport and the Olympic movement. It’s about competition, not politics.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/sports/travel-ban-us-wrestlers-iran.html?