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July 19 1999

Mr. Mujahid Saraha, Secretary of the Yemeni Wrestling Union has said that the Union has okayed the participation of four wrestlers of different weights to represent Yemen in the upcoming world wrestling championship, which will be held in Athens, Greece, from the 23-26/9/1999. Countries from all over the world will participate in the wrestling championships. Mr. Saraha pointed out that the Yemeni Olympic Commission has agreed to pay for the expenses of one participant and the team’s coach, while the Ministry of Youth and Sport will cover the expenses of the three others. The Yemeni team will fly to Athens from Amman, Jordan, immediately after taking part in the Arab Ninth Sport Round, which has been named after the late monarch of Jordan, King Hussein. 
Recently, the Wrestling Union has been preparing to set up an outside training camp in Iraq for the Arab Tournaments in Jordan and later for the World Championship in Greece. Among the Yemeni wrestlers expected to do well in the tournament is the Yemeni champ, Mr. Abdullah Al-Ezani, holder of a silver medal in the Arab Tournaments in Lebanon held in 1997.