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Sporting gesture: Iranian, Israeli share hug after basketball game

Originally Published: August 9, 2008
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- Despite the differences between their countries, an Iranian and an Israeli shared a hug and a pat on the back Sunday morning after the opener of the Olympic men's basketball tournament.

The hug between Russian coach David Blatt, who holds dual Israeli and American citizenship, and Iranian captain Mohammad Nikkhah, came after Nikkhah was questioned by an Israeli journalist about the tensions between the two countries stemming from Iran's nuclear program, which ...

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