World-class wrestling duals raise awareness of sport's Olympic connection

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An Iranian boy carries USA flag as U.S freestyle wrestling coaches Brandon Slay, front right, and Noel Thomsen, are seen during a parade at the Azadi stadium in Tehran, Iran on Thursday March. 12, 2009. Competition kicked off on Thursday morning for a team of six United States wrestlers in Tehran to take part in Iran's Takhti Wrestling Cup. The US athletes along with a team of coaches arrived in the Iranian capital on Wednesday ahead of the tournament, amidst speculation whether their participation in the competition was an indication that the icy relations between the two country were beginning to thaw. (AP Photo / Hasan Sarbakhshian)