- Wrestling's governing body (FILA) has called on Uzbekistan to allow athletes from Ebola-hit countries to compete at next month's world wrestling championships, the Interfax news agency reported Monday.
"Wrestling's international ruling body has sent a letter to the country's Ministry of Public Health asking it to allow the athletes from the Ebola-hit countries to participate in the championships at Tashkent," the agency quoted an anonymous ministry representative as saying.
He added that the final decision on the case will be announced later this week.
Interfax said that seven wrestlers from Nigeria and two athletes from Sierra Leone have indicated their desire to compete at the world championships in the Uzbeki capital from September 8-14.
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