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Ohio Coronavirus Rules Allow Wrestling, But Not Shaking Hands

The Ohio High School Athletic Association released an update to their Coronavirus regulations December 1, with predictable rules such as the wearing of masks while in community areas and during team travel, and temperature testing before competition. However, it also included some seemingly contradictory rules such as the elimination of athlete handshakes pre- and post-match. Officials are also no longer allowed to indicate the winner of the match by raising the wrestler’s hand.

Photos from a wrestling meet between three Des Moines high school teams: Hoover/Lincoln, North and Roosevelt.

Iran Protests Ban On Wrestler Who Boycotted Israeli Opponent

TEL AVIV — Iran’s wrestling federation announced Saturday it will protest a decision to ban one of its contenders and the national coach for deliberately throwing a match in order to avoid fighting an Israeli opponent.

Turkey's Taha Akgul, right, competes against Iran's Komeil Nemat Ghasemi, left, during the men's 125-kg freestyle wrestling gold medal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)