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Wrestling's odd alliance: US, Russia, Iran go to the mat in effort to keep sport in Olympics

In Iran, Olympic wrestling champion Jordan Burroughs felt like Justin Bieber, LeBron James and Tom Brady all rolled into one.Not so much in his home country, though the New Jersey native was greeted by more than a dozen television cameras Tuesday when the American team arrived at the United Nations for a news conference with the Iranian and Russian squads.Wrestling's leaders hope sports fans do a double-take when they see those three countries in the same sentence — to prove a point about the sport's universality. The International Olympic Committee has recommended that wrestling be dropped starting with the 2020 Games, a decision that has a lot of people talking about the sport."It was like a double-edged sword. It's bittersweet," Burroughs said. "We're fighting for our lives, but in retrospect, we're getting more attention than we've ever received. Walking in here and seeing all these cameras, you're like, 'What the heck's going on?' It's not a lot of times we get this much press."Th...

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