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US, Iran find common ground: Olympic wrestling

Updated: February 19, 2013, 3:37 PM ET
Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran -- The caretakers of the Olympics may have inadvertently accomplished what has eluded diplomats: Galvanizing Iran and the U.S. on a common goal.

Wrestling officials from the arch foes appeared to be in bonding mode Tuesday on the sidelines of a Tehran tournament less than a week after the stunning decision by the International Olympic Committee that will force the ancient sport -- as old as the Olympics themselves -- to lobby for a spot at the 2020 Games.

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