wrestling

Super hot Iranian wrestler was sports hero of the 20th century in his land

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Did I mention that Gholamreza Takhti was also very hot?

This photo surfaced recently in the wake of the International Olympics announcement that wrestling would no longer be an official Olympic sport after 2016. Much to the dismay of Turkey, Iran, and Japan. And my  husband.

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Is wrestling’s “butt drag” sexual assault?!

This high school student is being charged in rural California with sexual assault for performing a wrestling maneuver called a “butt drag.” The NY Times unhelpfully explains that a “butt drag” is “involves grabbing the haunch of an opponent to gain leverage.” It may also have involved non-consensual penetration, but the story is kinda vague on exactly what happened.

I’d like to know more about wrestling and about the student’s mom’s hair-do.