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Climbing Iran's Mount Damavand: The last corner of the Earth

- It was a little after 4am when Peter Burke stepped out of his tent and onto the ice in the foothills of the Elburz mountain chain in Iran. Even in the pre-dawn gloom, he was acutely aware of standing in the shadow of mighty Mount Damavand, which at 5671 metres is the highest peak in Western Asia. - 5/25/17

Iran finishes third in 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games

- Iran came third in the 4th Islamic Solidarity Games, winning 39 gold, 26 silver and 33 bronze medals and 98 in total in the 11-day long battle. - 5/23/17

Azim Gheychisaz: The first Iranian to climb the world's 14 highest summits

- Azim Gheychisaz made history, becoming the first Iranian who has climbed the all 14 of the world's highest peaks. Gheychisaz climbed the peak of Mount Lhotse on Friday. Only 36 other climbers in the world have documented their climbs to all 14 of the world's highest peaks. The first mountaineer to make such an achievement was Reinhold Messner, in 1986. - 5/20/17

Flag of Iranian football team Persepolis to be raised in North Pole

- The flag of Persepolis Football Club, Iran Professional League champion, will be raised in the North Pole for the first time in the world. At the lunch ceremony which was held on May 9 with the participation of Persepolis officials, coaching staff and players, the flag of the club was delivered to Hossein Naseri, the innovator of the adventurer manager idea, to be taken to the North Pole in September 2017. - 5/18/17

Iranian Authorities Block Attempts by Gold Medalist's Husband to Stop Her From Competing Abroad

- For the second time, Iranian authorities have allowed two-time Iranian Paralympic gold medalist archer Zahra Nemati to travel abroad to compete despite her estranged husband's attempts to force her to stay home. According to Article 18 of Iran's Passport Law, a married woman needs her husband's permission to travel abroad. - 5/11/17

Iran upsets Japan to win Asian Men's U23 Volleyball Championship title

- The national Iranian volleyball team has lifted the trophy at the conclusion of the 2017 Asian Men's U23 Volleyball Championship following a resounding victory over Japan in the final showdown of the tournament in the northwestern Iranian city of Ardabil. - 5/10/17

Iran futsal players finish 3rd in Victory Day Women Cup 2017

- The national Iranian women's futsal team has finished its campaign at the 8th edition of International Futsal Tournament for Women National Teams in Russia, and finished in the third place at the end of the four-nation tournament. - 5/10/17

Iran U23 volleyball team advance to World Championship

- Reigning champions Iran thrashed Thailand in thrilling three sets 25-22, 25-19, 25-20 to pawe their way to the final showdown at the 2nd Asian Men's U23 Championship at the 6,000-seater Rezazadeh Indoor Stadium and book a berth for the 2017 FIVB Volleyball Men's 23 World Championship in Egypt. - 5/9/17

Meet The Iranian Who Looks Like The Soccer Legend Lionel Messi

- An Iranian student who happens to look uncannily like soccer great Lionel Messi, nearly ended up in jail for disrupting public order. A photo event in Reza Paratesh's home town of Hamedan attracted so many fans that police had to close it down, according to AFP. - 5/9/17

FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP: Iran finishes third to make Asian history

- Iran ended their Bahamas 2017 campaign on a high with a 5-3 win against Italy in the play-off for third place to become Asia's highest ever finishers at the Beach Soccer World Cup. These two teams met during the group stage at Bahamas 2017 with Italy edging Iran 5-4 in a thrilling match. The Europeans scored first that day, but it was Iran's turn this time. - 5/8/17

FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUP: Iran advance to semi-finals for first time

- Iran advanced to the semi-finals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup for the first time in their history with a thrilling 4-3 win after extra time against Switzerland. Iran will now face Tahiti in the semi-finals on Saturday. - 5/5/17

Beach Soccer World Cup: Iran breezes past Nigeria to reach quarter-finals

- Iranian beach footballer won penalty shoot-out over Nigerian rivals to finish second in Group B and advance to quarter-finals of 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas. The 2-1 victory on penalties for the Persian side came after an eye-catching 4-4 draw after extra time. - 5/2/17

Iranian Female Soccer Player Publicly Decries Ban For Playing Without Hijab

- A professional soccer player who once played for the Iranian women's national futsal team has publicly spoken out against a ban she says was imposed on her for not wearing the hijab while playing the sport during a private trip abroad. - 4/29/17

Iranian squad crowned in ITSF World Cup & World Championships

- The Iranian men's senior table football team has won the trophy at the International Table Soccer Federation (ITSF) World Cup and World Championships in Germany following a victory over Italy. The Iranians recorded a 42-28 victory over their Italian rivals in the title game at the fantastic Kampnagel venue in the northern German city of Hamburg, and took the honors. - 4/18/17

Football: Persepolis Wins Iran Professional League for Third Time

- Persepolis football team defeated rock bottom Machine Sazi of Tabriz to end nine-year title drought in Iran Professional League (IPL) with three games left until the end of the season. In the match held in Yadeger-e Imam Stadium, Persepolis defeated the Tabriz based team 2-0. - 4/16/17

History Made: Men attend women's basketball game in Tehran

- A historical moment took place in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Thursday as the country's men attended a women's basketball game. This marked the first time that men were allowed to witness a women's sporting event in person. - 4/15/17

These women were barred from an Iranian marathon - so they staged their own race instead

- A group of women in Iran risked arrest last week when, having been barred at the last minute from taking part in a marathon, they decided to stage their own race. -Telegraph, UK - 4/12/17

Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers: Vietnam Crushes Iran 6-1

- Hanoi: Host nation Vietnam recovered from conceding an early goal to produce a devastating second half performance, and put themselves 90 minutes away from the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup with a 6-1 win over the Islamic Republic of Iran on Sunday. - 4/10/17

PHOTOS: Iran's Moradi crosses finish line first in Tehran Marathon

- Mohammad Jafar Moradi, who represented Iran at the 2016 Olympic Games, won the Tehran's first-ever marathon on Friday. The course took male runners from the Azadi Sports Complex through the Azadi square in western Tehran. Women ran separately, inside the Azadi sports complex, where Parisa Arab finished in first place in 10 kilometers race. - 4/7/17

Men and Women Required to Run Separately in Tehran's First International Marathon

- Despite interest expressed by foreign female runners, participants in Tehran's first international marathon will be required to run separately based on their sex. The sudden change resulted in an admission by a sports official that the hijab-the head-to-toe Shia-Islamic dress code that all women in Iran are legally required to observe in public-is not always convenient. - 4/7/17

Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers - Group D: Iran defeats Singapore 6-0

- Hanoi: A sparkling performance from Sara Ghomi helped the Islamic Republic of Iran to a dominant 6-0 Group D win over Singapore on Wednesday, a victory which keeps alive their hopes of qualifying for the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup in Jordan. The richly deserved success was Iran's first in the qualifying tournament, following Monday's 2-0 campaign opening defeat at the hands of Myanmar. - 4/6/17

28 Americans Among Runners Registered For Iran's First International Marathon

- Organizers of Iran's first international marathon say 28 Americans are among runners from more than 50 countries who have registered so far to participate in the April 7 race. Officials on March 31 said women are invited to participate, provided they comply with Iran's Islamic dress code. Women were barred from a local marathon in the city of Shiraz last year. - 4/1/17

Iran Bans Female Billiards Players For Violating Islamic Codes Of Conduct

- Iranian sports authorities say they have banned five female billiards players from competing for a year for allegedly violating Islamic codes of conduct during a tournament in China. The Iranian Billiards and Bowling Federation did not reveal the specific allegations, saying only that they would be announced at a later date. - 4/1/17

Iran defeats China in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

- Group A leader Iran moved a step closer to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 by subduing China at Tehran's Azadi Stadium on Tuesday March 28. As part of FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Asian Qualifiers Final Round, the Iranian National Football team pulled out a 1-nill victory against Chinese rivals. The sweet victory left Carlos Queiroz's men within touching distance of automatic qualification. - 3/28/17

Iran to host first International Tehran Marathon in April 2017

- The Islamic Republic of Iran Athletics Federation (IRIAF) is going to host the first edition of International Tehran Marathon early next month, with dozens of competitors from different countries having already expressed their readiness to participate in the event. - 3/28/17

Iran defeats Qatar 1-0 to get closer to 2018 FIFA World Cup

- The Iran men's national football team, also known as Team Melli, inches closer to the 2018 FIFA World Cup after extending its unbeaten run in the Asian qualifying tournament with a victory over Qatar. On Thursday evening, the Iranian outfit notched up a 1-0 win over the Maroons in a Group A fixture at the multi-purpose Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in the Qatari capital city of Doha. - 3/24/17

Greco-Roman World Cup: Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran take the top spots

- The national Iranian senior Greco-Roman wrestling team has finished in third place at the conclusion of 2017 Greco-Roman World Cup in the central western Iranian city of Abadan on on March 17, 2017. Meanwhile, Russia overpowered Azerbaijan 5-3 and ranked the champion of the tournament. - 3/21/17

Iran crowned 2017 AFC Beach Soccer champions

- Iran was crowned AFC Beach Soccer Championship Malaysia 2017 champions on Saturday after beating the United Arab Emirates 7-2 in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Also, Iran's talisman Mohammadali Mokhtari was crowned the Most Valuable Player and Top Scorer - 3/11/17

International Women's Day: Iran's first female triathlete

- It is International Women's Day and events are taking place across the world. As part of our coverage, we are looking at women who have broken the mould. This is the story of how one Iranian female athlete overcame many obstacles to make history. -BBC - 3/8/17

China's Tan Zhongyi becomes the 16th Women's World Chess Champion

- In the final match of the World Championship in Tehran Tan Zhongyi defeated Anna Muzychuk on tie-break with 1,5 - 0,5. The final tie-break of the Women's World Chess Championship took place in the Espinas Palace Hotel on March 3. Four previous games with classical time control finished with 2:2 score. - 3/4/17

American werstler Jordan Burroughs invited to Iran by the country's Wrestling Federation

- Iran Wrestling Federation has invited the American freestyle wrestling world and Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs and his family to visit Iran for a 10-day recreational trip. Burroughs described the wrestling competition as one of the best moments in his whole wrestling career and lauded Iranian fans for their warm welcome and support. - 2/26/17

Iranian men's rollball team finishes 2nd in World Cup

- The Iranian men's national team has ended its campaign at the third edition of the Rollball World Cup in India, and finished as the runner-up of the international contests after falling to the hosts. The Iranian squad lost to the world-title-holder India 6-4 in a match played at the Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex in the Balewadi suburb of India's western city of Pune on Sunday. - 2/24/17

Iran rollball team progresses to World Cup semifinal round

- The Iranian men's national rollball team has earned a spot in the semi-final round of the fourth edition of Rollball World Cup in Bangladesh, chalking up a handsome win over the Danish outfit. - 2/21/17

Russians Take Spotlight At Kish Island Beach Volleyball Final

- After the last three days of cold and wet weather, the sun finally showed up and heated up the final of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Kish Island 3-Star at Kish Marine Recreational and Sports Complex on Saturday. Nikita Liamin and Viacheslav Krasilnikov's second World Tour event of the season worked like a charm, as they captured the gold medal at the Kish Island 3-Star 2017 - 2/20/17

Iran Bans Teen Chess Siblings Over Head Scarf, Match Against Israeli

- Iranian chess officials have barred two teen siblings from domestic chess tournaments and the national team for crossing some of the religious establishment's so-called red lines at an international chess event. - 2/20/17

Iran rollball team eases into World Cup quarterfinal games

- The Iranian men's national rollball team has thrashed Argentina for the fourth handsome victory at the preliminary round of the fourth edition of Rollball World Cup in Bangladesh, and a place in the quarterfinals of the tournament. - 2/20/17

20 countries to participate in 2nd International Weightlifting Competitions (Fajr Cup) in Ahvaz, Iran

- Meanwhile, USA Weightlifting, which is the national governing body overseeing the sport of weightlifting in the United States, has voiced its readiness to participate in the event and even submitted its list of weightlifters and members of the technical team to the IRIWF. The request needs to be reviewed by Iranian Foreign Ministry officials before final approval and visa issuance. - 2/20/17

Iran: Women Allowed to Attend Kish Island Open

- The apparent decision by Iranian authorities to allow women to attend the Kish Island Open volleyball tournament is a positive, if small, step in the right direction, Human Rights Watch said today. Recent media reports said that female spectators will be allowed to attend the four-day beach volleyball competition, from February 15 through 18, 2017. Women had been barred from attending volleyball tournaments under a 2012 decree, in violation of international rules. -HRW - 2/18/17

2017 Freestyle World Cup: Iran defends title after defeating US

- The Iranian men's national freestyle wrestling team has claimed the top position at the end of the 2017 Freestyle World Cup in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah, after trouncing the American side in the title challenge. - 2/17/17

Amidst US-Iran tensions, wrestlers emerge as sports diplomats

- The journey to the Wrestling World Cup in Iran has been an exhausting one for the US team - not so much because of the long trip from the US to the Iranian city Kermanshah with two stopovers in Frankfurt and Tehran. It was the diplomatic hurdles that had stressed Team USA out. -CNN - 2/17/17

Freestyle Wrestling World Cup: Iran, Azerbaijan, US and Mongolia are first day winners

- In the first round of Free Style World Cup in Kermanshah, Iran and Azerbaijan have crushed Turkey and Russia, respectively to take the first blood. Iran's western provincial center of Kermanshah hosts Free Style World Cup 2017 where in two groups, world's dominant national squads compete in direct matches. n Group A, Georgia and the US also faced each other and the latter defeated the Georgians 7-1. - 2/16/17

PHOTOS: Iranians warmly welcome US freestyle wrestling team

- Hundreds of Iranian wrestling enthusiasts and correspondents have extended their friendly welcome to American wrestlers, who arrived in the country to take part in the 2017 Freestyle World Cup. The US freestyle wrestling team landed at Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani Airport in the western Iranian city of Kermanshah, located 525 kilometers west of the capital, Tehran, on Monday afternoon and was given a warm reception upon arrival. - 2/14/17

Iranian Archers Win Medals In Las Vegas World Cup

- Members of the Iranian archery team have managed to bag one gold, one bronze and two silver medals in Las Vegas 2017 Indoor Archery World Cup Stage 4. Initially blocked by the Trump administration's controversial travel ban, members of the Iranian archery team were issued visas to reach Las Vegas for an important Indoor Archery World Cup competition. - 2/13/17

The Limits of Sports Diplomacy in US-Iran Relations

- US-Iranian relations since 1979 have been characterized by long periods of animosity and mutual demonization and only fleeting moments of relaxed tensions. Under President Trump, the United States has ratcheted up the anti-Iran rhetoric and actions, causing some analysts to opine that a military confrontation between the two countries is likely. -Nader Entessar - 2/10/17

Women's World Chess Championship kicks off in Tehran

- The knock-out tournament will have the participation of some of the world's top players, including the former Women's World Champions Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia), Anna Ushenina (Ukraine), Zhu Chen (Qatar) and Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria), the current Women's World Rapid and Blitz Champion Anna Muzychuk, the winner of the FIDE Grand Prix Series 2015-2016 Ju Wenjun (China), the three-time Russian champion and two-time European Champion Valentina Gunina and other leading grandmasters. - 2/10/17

Iran's Khamenei and Trump spar, and sports and academic ties feel blowback

- Among the first casualties of President Trump's immigration ban was the United States wrestling team - victims of a reciprocal Iranian ban that would have kept Americans out of the Freestyle World Cup in Iran in mid-February. Then Mr. Trump's ban was suspended by court order. Iran responded by rescinding its ban. The American wrestlers could travel. Not so lucky were two Iranian archers planning to take part in a stage of the indoor Archery World Cup in Las Vegas this weekend. Their US visas were never issued. -Scott Peterson, CSM - 2/8/17

Behnaz Shafiei: Iran's trailblazing female biker makes history with women's race

- When Behnaz Shafiei crosses the finish line on Friday at the end of a dusty, rock-strewn race track in Karaj, near Tehran, it will mark the end of both a simple motorbike race and a three-year campaign for women's rights in Iran. Whether she wins the race or not, it's a victory. - 2/6/17

Iran To Issue Visas To U.S. Wrestling Team

- Iran will issue visas for a U.S. wrestling team to attend the February 16-17 Freestyle World Cup competition, the Islamic Republic News Agency reports, reversing a decision announced on February 3 that banned visas for the team in response to an executive order by U.S. President Donald Trump banning visas for Iranians. - 2/5/17

American wrestlers banned from traveling to Iran to participate in World Cup

- Iran banned the U.S. wrestlers from participating in the Freestyle World Cup in the western city of Kermanshah in response to President Trump's executive order forbidding visas for Iranian nationals. The competition will be held on Feb. 16-17 and the U.S. Wrestling team was due to attend the competition. - 2/3/17

The U.S. wrestlers planning to travel to Iran despite travel ban

- USA Wrestling said that the U.S. still plans to compete next month in Iran, one of seven Muslim-majority countries whose citizens were temporarily banned from the U.S. by an executive order from President Donald Trump. - 1/31/17

Iranian Duo Make History in Women's Volleyball by Moving to Bulgaria

- Iran's first two women volleyball players to compete outside the Islamic Republic joined Bulgarian club Shumen this month, a move which has taken years of negotiation with Iranian authorities and which could help break down some gender barriers at home. -Angel Krasimirov , Reuters - 1/19/17

PROFILES: Iranian woman motorcycle racer Baran Hadizadeh

- Up at the crack of dawn Baran Hadizadeh starts her day of motocross practice, a routine she goes for three times a week. Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits. Taking her heavyweight motorbike in tow, she drives to the racing track in Hashtgerd, outskirt of Tehran, to live her dream, one day at a time. -Marjan Golpira - 1/16/17

Iranian indoor field hockey team crushes host in Croatia Indoor Cup 2017

- The Iranian men's national indoor field hockey team has preserved its winning streak in the Croatia Indoor Cup 2017 and registered a resounding victory against a squad of players from the host nation's top-ranked clubs. - 1/8/17

Iran Football Federation fails preparation plan for World Cup, says coach Carlos Queioz

- Iran National Team's head coach Carlos Queioz has revealed that after the Iranian football federation failed to fulfil its promise he presented a resignation letter and will not continue his job. - 1/8/17

PHOTOS: Iranian teenage girl pulls 3 cars with her teeth

- Iranian 16-year-old girl, Faezeh Sarlak, has pulled three cars with her teeth 4.06 meters to register her name in the World Federation as the first female Iranian athlete in the field. She is the first Iranian female athlete who has been able to drag three cars with teeth, but her record still needs to be recognized by the Guinness World Records. - 1/8/17

Iran football coach Carlos Queiroz resigns, Branko being considered as replacement

- Carlos Queiroz has resigned from Iran national coach on Saturday, according to a member of the board of directors of Iran's Football Federation. Amir Abedini said that they have received the Portuguese coach's resignation letter on Saturday. Persepolis head coach Branko Ivankovic could replace Carlos Queiroz if the Portuguese leaves his role at Team Melli, according to Croatian media. - 1/7/17

Iran football in jeopardy due to coaches feud

- Persepolis coach Branko Ivankovic and Iran national team coach Carlos Queiroz have renewed hostilities once again. Branko criticized Queiroz for holding a useless five-day camp in the UAE because he will have not his six players in mid-season training and former Real Madrid coach has expelled the Persepolis players from the camp just one day in Dubai in response to the Croat's allegations. - 1/5/17

Siamand Rahman: World's strongest Paralympian raises bar higher

- In the build up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Iranian powerlifter Siamand Rahman had tantalised the world with one of the most exciting stories of 'will he or will he not' ever seen in the Paralympic Movement. On breaking the men's over 107kg world record no less than nine times in two years before Rio 2016, the question on everyone's lips was clear: can he reach the mystical 300kg mark? -IPC - 12/27/16

Women Wrestling: UWW agrees to Iran's cover-singlet proposal

- The United World Wrestling (UWW) has accepted a proposal by Iran to allow female athletes from Muslim nations to adhere to Islamic dress code while taking part in international tournaments. Most of the technical principles of cover-singlet wrestling are similar to those of women's wrestling. A singlet covers the athlete's body from head to toe, and an accompanying helmet protects her head and ears. - 12/26/16

Iran proposes World Solidarity for Wrestling yearly contests

- The Islamic Republic of Iran Wrestling Federation (IRIWF) has submitted a proposal to the governing body for amateur wrestling to organize three-team tournaments every year under the "World Solidarity for Wrestling" banner. The events could be held in Tehran's Milad Tower, in Red Square in the Russian capital city of Moscow, and in Times Square in Midtown Manhattan of New York City, as well as popular venues in Japan and Turkey, the Iranian organization proposed. - 12/18/16

Iran's Sina Sanat Izeh crowned at World Wrestling Clubs Cup

- Iranian wrestling club Sina Sanat Izeh has been crowned the champion of the third edition of the Greco-Roman Club World Cup in Hungary. On Friday evening, the Iranian team finished in the first place at the end of the two-day competitions in the Hungarian capital city of Budapest, overpowering Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi SK of Turkey 5-3 in the title showdown. - 12/12/16

Sareh Javanmardi raises awareness about people with impairment

- A series of women made indelible marks on the shooting range at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Sareh Javanmardi stormed to two pistol golds, the first Iranian woman to win a title in shooting, and the USA's McKenna Dahl became her country's first female medallist in shooting Para sport. - 12/9/16

Iran women's rugby sevens team vice champion at Germany tournament

- Iran national women's under-22 rugby sevens team has made quite an achievement at a four-team round-robin tournament in Germany, finishing in the second place at the end of the event. - 12/5/16

Iranian powerlifters pocket 8 gold medals in world tournament

- Iranian powerlifters have started off to a vigorous and impressive campaign at the World Championship Amateur World Powerlifting Congress (AWPC)/ World Champions Cup World Powerlifting Congress (WPC)/World Armlifting Association (WAA) - 2016 in Russia, winning eight gold medals. - 12/5/16

Iranian Female Soccer Pros Featured on Next 60 MINUTES SPORTS on Showtime

- American citizen, who grew up in Tulsa, Okla., has become a leading coach in Iran's nascent professional girls' soccer program, and she tells Lesley Stahl she sees an increasing number of women and girls playing the sport across the country. Stahl goes to Iran to speak to Katayoun Khosrowyar and see this so-called soccer revolution first-hand on the next edition of 60 MINUTES SPORTS -Broadway World - 12/5/16

Tabriz to host World ParaVolley World Club Cup May 1-6, 2017

- Northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz (map) has been chosen to host the 2017 World ParaVolley World Club Cup. The competition will be held in Tabriz next year from May 1 to 6. Gostaresh Foolad Tabriz will represent Iran in the competition. - 12/5/16

Titan Mercury of U.S. defeats Bimeh Razi of Iran to claim championship of World Wrestling Clubs Cup 2016

- Iranian wrestling club Bimeh Razi has been defeated by the Titan Mercury of the United States at the 2016 Freestyle World Wrestling Clubs Cup in Ukraine, and finished as the runner-up in the respected international event. - 12/3/16

Iranian chess master Sara Khademalsharieh sustains 1st loss in FIDE Grand Prix

- Iranian International Master and Woman Grandmaster Sarasadat Khademalsharieh has sustained her first loss at the Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) Women's Grand Prix in Russia, going down to a representative from China in the ninth round of the final leg of the tournament. - 11/30/16

Iran's Sardar Azmoun Makes Champions League Team of Week

- Iranian national football team's striker Sardar Azmoun has made Champions League Team of the Week. He has been called the "Iranian Messi" and perhaps the reasons are a little bit clearer now. The stage for Rostov's 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich was set by Azmoun's superb first half equalizer, ESPN wrote. - 11/25/16

Iranian girls crowned in world junior taekwondo championships

- Young Iranian female taekwondo practitioners have put a tremendous end to their campaign at the 11th edition of the WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships in Canada, claiming the top podium place at the conclusion of the high-status tournament. - 11/22/16

Stars of Tomorrow: Iran's Mobina Nejad Katesari

- Nobody can confirm whether or not if it is a world record, but everybody in Burnaby is talking about it: The incredible run by Iran's Mobina Nejad Katesari on Day 1 of the 2016 WTF World Taekwondo Junior Championships. Over a day of fighting that ended with her being crowned world champion in the female -42kg category, she scythed her way through the opposition, scoring 73 points and conceding none. - 11/21/16

Iran taekwondo practitioner Parisa Javadi earns bronze in world junior championships

- Iranian taekwondo practitioner Parisa Javadi has managed to grab a bronze medal in the 11th edition of the WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships in Canada. On Saturday, Javadi triumphed over her Spanish opponent in the first round of the female minus 63-kilogram contests at the Bill Copeland Sports Center in the western Canadian city of Burnaby thanks to a golden point. - 11/21/16

Cancer stricken junior Iranian wrestler to pick up United World Wrestling Endurance Trophy

- Junior Iranian freestyle wrestler Abolfazl Aramideh, who has been battling cancer over the past few months, is poised to receive the United World Wrestling (UWW) Endurance Trophy later this week. Aramideh is currently receiving treatment at the hematology-oncology ward of Tehran's Imam Khomeini Hospital. - 11/17/16

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification: Iran, Syria play out goalless draw

- Iran men's national team has been held to a goalless draw against Syria to stay put at the top spot of its group in the third round of the 2018 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup qualification tournament. - 11/16/16

Iranian squad crowned at world kickboxing championship

- Iran's male national kickboxing team has won the World Kickboxing Federation (WKF) World Championship 2016 in Italy. On Saturday and the final day of the competitions in the southern Italian city of Andria, the Iranian eight-member delegation took the honors with a total of eight medals (7 golds and one bronze). - 11/14/16

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