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FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship 2017: Iran defeats Argentina, stands on top of their game in Pool D

- With a top two placement by both Iran and Argentina, the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship match between the countries promised to be a hard-fought one. In a five-set thriller, Iran overpowered Argentina in five sets. - 6/26/17

FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship 2017: Rasoul Aghchehli makes his team proud as Iran celebrate second win

- First match of the second day in the Budvar Arena in Ceske Budějovice started off with a thrilling match, filled with drama. Iran celebrated their second win this tournament with a 3:2 win against Ukraine 25-19, 25-21, 23-25, 20-25, 15-13. - 6/25/17

Italian runner Paolo Venturini to run in Iran's hot Lut Deseret to record name in Guinness

- An Italian runner plans to travel 80 kilometers in Lut Desert in a 70-degree day to record his name in the Guinness Book of Records. Modin Afzali, coordinator of the program for the Italian runner and director of a tourism agency in Lut Desert, told Mehr News Agency that Paolo Venturini, the Italian nature adventurer will go to Gandom Baran, the hottest spot of the Lut Desert, on July 30th, when the temperature reaches 65 to 70 degrees centigrade, to run 80 kilometers in a day. - 6/21/17

FIVB Volleyball World League 2017: Russia batter Iran to book place in Curitiba

- Russia stormed past Iran in their World League Group One clash in Lodz with a straight-sets victory (26-24, 25-18, 25-18) to seal their passage into the Final Six in Curitiba. Egor Kliuka was the star man in Saturday's epic victory against USA, and he top scored for the Russians again with 13 points, but it was Russia's defensive display which shone bright - Ilyas Kurkaev won three blocks from just nine attempts. - 6/19/17

Iranians rally behind soccer player suspended over wife's modeling

- Last June, Mohsen Forouzan, a goalkeeper formerly with Tehran's Esteghlal Football Club, posted a photo on Instagram to announce his engagement to Iranian model Nasim Nahali. The photo quickly triggered reactions since Nahali was unveiled and the timing of the post coincided with the holy month of Ramadan. The Young Journalists Club, which is affiliated with Iran's state broadcaster, immediately described it as "a matter far [removed] from Sharia and ethics." -Zahra Alipour, Al-Monitor - 6/17/17

Iran's World Cup slogan revealed: "80 Million People, One Nation, One Heartbeat"

- Iran football team, also known as Team Melli, will participate at the 2018 World Cup with "80 million people, one nation, one heartbeat," slogan. Unbeaten in eight qualifying games, Iran finished in dominant position in Group A not conceding a single goal on the Road to Russia. Iran national football team advanced to successive FIFA World Cups for the first time in their history Monday night. - 6/16/17

Iranian Sports Symposium in London

- Sports and athletic exercises were fundamental to the daily pursuits of the people of Ancient Iran. The religious teaching of Zoroastrianism advocated physical strength, mental power and courage, which were required for defending the homeland when need arose. Sportsmen thus held special status in society. The tradition has survived to the present day with Iranian victories in the Olympics. At this one-day symposium, historians and practitioners of Iranian sports come together to explore the history and the achievements of Iranian sportsmen/women, past and present. - 6/14/17

IRAN: Some Female Sports Fans Allowed to Watch Men's Volleyball Match in Tehran, But Ban Persists

- After being denied entry into Iran's sports stadiums since 2012, hundreds of women were allowed inside Tehran's 12,000-seat Azadi Arena on June 9, 2017 to watch a FIVB World Volleyball League match between Iran and Belgium. - 6/13/17

Iran qualifies for 2018 World Cup after defeating Uzbekistan 2-0

- Iran's national football team has blanked Uzbekistan with two goals to be the second country that has booked tickets for the 2018 World Cup, scheduled to be held next summer in Russia. - 6/12/17

FIVB Volleyball World League: Manavi lives up to expectations in 3-2 win for Iran

- Mohammadjavad Manavinezhad came in as a sub for Iran and lived up to the expectations coach Igor Kolakovic had from him. The fans in Tehran were also pleased with the home squad's 3-2 (29-27, 25-20, 20-25, 23-25, 15-11) victory over Argentina in a 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League clash. - 6/12/17

FIVB Volleyball World League: Kovacevic the star as Serbia outclass Iran

- Uros Kovacevic scored 18 points in his team's hard-fought 3-1 win over home side Iran on Saturday. Amir Ghafour put the most points on the board for Iran, 13. Serbia's win came in front of 12000 home fans in Tehran on Saturday to continue their 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League on the right foot. - 6/11/17

FIVB Volleyball World League: Iran defeats Belgium 3-2 in Tehran

- A stunning all-round performance by Milad Ebadipour, who scored 20 points for Iran by contributing to a 3-2 (23-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-23, 15-12) victory over the European opponent in their first-ever encounter at FIVB World League. - 6/10/17

FIVB Volleyball World League: Ghafour on fire as Iran upset world champs Poland

- Amir Ghafour was the leading scorer for Iran in upsetting the reigning world champions in a 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League match in Italy. In their third match of this campaign, the Asian squad finally achieved their first victory - 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 23-25, 22-25) against Poland. - 6/5/17

FIVB Volleyball World League: Brazil defeats Iran 3-1

- Evandro Guerra was the biggest contributor to Brazil's first win in the 2017 FIVB Volleyball World League. The South American giants overpowered Iran for a 3-1 (21-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-22) victory in a Group 1 game held in Italy. - 6/4/17

FIVB Volleyball World League: Iran defeated by Italy in first match

- The Iran men's national volleyball team has started off its campaign at the 2017 Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball World League with a bitter loss to Italy. The Azzurri sealed an emphatic win in the first week of the tournament by defeating Iran 3-0 (25-22, 25-23 and 25-22) in a Pool A1 match played at the Adriatic Arena in Pesaro city, on the eastern side of central Italy. - 6/3/17

FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP: Iran eliminated after Portugal scores at the 86th minute

- Group C came down to the wire as a late deflected goal helped Portugal edge Iran 2-1 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 and send them to the knockout stages. Iran opened the scoring just four minutes into the match when Reza Shekari found space at the near post to head in Ali Shojaei's corner kick for his third of the tournament... - 5/27/17

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



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