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IOC under pressure after Iranian gold medalist accused of being member of U.S.-designated terrorist group

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Cover picture for the articleThe International Olympic Committee is facing outcry after it allowed an alleged member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to compete and win gold at the Tokyo Olympics. Javad Foroughi secured the gold medal in the 10-meter air pistol on Saturday, the first and only medal so far for Iran in Tokyo. In the days since, international critics, including some from Iran, have accused Foroughi, 41, of being a member of IRGC, a powerful ideological Iranian military branch that answers directly to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Do you remember why the Olympics went from amateur to professional athletes? It was the Russian Army contestants. So if this guy won so what is the problem!


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