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Iran vs. Israel: A Nightmare for Iranian Athletes

February 24, 2017
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Despite the power of sports diplomacy, all bets are off when it comes to Israel. Since Iran's leaders don't recognize Israel as a state, and out of respect for Palestinians, Iranian athletes are banned from competing against Israelis in any sport. It's not the best way of supporting your hard-working athletes, is it? And it's also a bit odd, since Palestine's national football team included five players of Israeli origin when it last competed on an international level.



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