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Yupa: Iran national football teams' mascot unveiled

- Yupa, the mascot of the Iranian national football teams, was unveiled ahead of the friendly match between Iran and Uzbekistan. The word 'Yupa' is derived from the Persian word 'Yuzpalang' means cheetah and 'Tizpa' means fast. Yupa has put a Pahlavani wristband on its right hand which is an Iranian symbol and has worn a captain's armband on its left arm. - 5/21/18

AFC Women's Futsal Championship: Iran champions again!

- The Iran women's national futsal team has vigorously ended its campaign at the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Futsal Championship, and defended its title as the champion of the continental tournament. The Iranian sportswomen defeated the Japanese outfit 5-2 in the final showdown of the event at Indoor Stadium Huamark in the Thai capital city of Bangkok. - 5/13/18

AFC Women's Futsal Championship: Iran cruise into final

- Islamic Republic of Iran's title defence remains on track after they beat Vietnam 5-0 to reach the AFC Women's Futsal Championship 2018 Final in style. - 5/10/18

Iranian Women Defeat Uzbekistan 9-2 at AFC Futsal Championship

- The Iran women's national futsal team has clinched another emphatic win at the preliminary round of the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Futsal Championship, and proudly advanced to the knockout stage of the continental tournament. - 5/8/18

Cheongju 2018: Iran's Sareh Javanmardi achieves double gold

- Iranian pistol specialist collects individual and team world titles on day three. The crowd began clapping in unison as the remaining two shooters fired their final shots. Amid the intense atmosphere, Sareh Javanmardi was telling herself that she would win - and she did. The Iranian defended her title in the P2 (women's 10m air pistol SH1), as day three of the 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships finished on Sunday (6 May) in Cheongju, South Korea. It was one of two individual medal events held on this day. - 5/6/18

Iran men's team defeats US at 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships

- The Iran men's national table tennis team has captured a hard-fought victory at the group stage of the 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Sweden. The Iranian squad edged past the United States 3-2 in a Group H at the Halmstad Arena in the western Swedish city of Halmstad on Tuesday, after conceding a 2-3 defeat to Kazakhstan the previous day. - 5/2/18

Iranian Women Reveal How They Entered Male-only Stadium

- Female Iranian soccer fans are becoming more emboldened in their defiance of Iranian regulations that bar them from attending football matches. In recent days, Iranian social media users have been sharing a photo of five young women who disguised themselves as men to attend last Friday's domestic football league match at Tehran's Azadi stadium. The five fans used makeup to give themselves beards and male haircuts as they watched their home team, Persepolis, defeat visiting rivals Sepidrood of the northern city of Rasht. -Michael Lipin, VOA - 5/1/18

Iran's World Cup hopes rest on AZ Alkmaar's Alireza Jahanbakhsh

- Iran's defence made all the headlines in Asia during qualification for the 2018 World Cup, conceding just two goals in 10 games in the final group stage of qualification. But Jahanbakhsh is the man who can take Team Melli to a first-ever place in the second round. After all, the 24-year-old is one of the most in-form players in Europe. -ESPN - 4/26/18

Music Video: Iranian Sisters Urge Men to Join Protest Against Iran's Ban on Women in Stadiums

- The world pop band Abjeez, led by Iranian-born sisters, has released a new music video calling on men to support the growing movement to end Iran's ban on women in sports stadiums. Sponsored by the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI), Abjeez's "Stadium" was released today on the heels of a multi-language campaign by a coalition of human rights groups urging the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to demand that Iran end its discriminatory ban before the start of the World Cup in June. - 4/25/18

Iran crowned World Super 6 champion

- Iran national sitting volleyball team overpowered Russia in straight sets (25-21, 25-23, 28-26) in the World Super 6 on Tuesday. Team Melli lifted the trophy at the Sadra Sport Complex in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz with six victories. - 4/24/18

Four girls to represent Iran at Asian Weightlifting Championships

- The four-member Iranian team traveled to Urgench, Uzbekistan to participate at the 25th Asian Junior Women Weightlifting Championships. The 25th Asian Junior Women and 32nd Asian Junior Men Weightlifting Championships are being held from April 20 to 30 in Urgench, Uzbekistan. - 4/22/18

Iran defeats Russia in World Para Volley Men's World Super 6 Sitting Volleyball Competition in Tabriz

- The World Para Volley Men's World Super 6 Sitting Volleyball Competition kicked off in Tabriz on April 19, and will run through April 24. The event has attracted national teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia, Ukraine and the United States. - 4/20/18

Dan Gaspar leaves Iranian national team after six years

- American Dan Gaspar, who was the Iranian national team's assistant coach, team coordinator and goalkeeper coach, has left Iran two months before he would have gone to the World Cup with Team Melli for a second time. -Persian Football - 4/20/18

Russia's Loko defeats Iran's Moghavemat Golsapoosh to claim Eurasia Beach Soccer Cup title

- BSC Lokomotiv Moscow defeated Iran's Moghavemat Golsapoosh to claim the 2018 Eurasia Beach Soccer Cup title in Yazd, Iran on Tuesday. After clinching the Mundialito de Clubes last December, Loko claim another international honor, getting ready to get to the Euro Winners Cup as one of the toughest sides in the world. - 4/19/18

Penalty For Iran's Football Federation Head Over Israel Sports Row

- The president of Iran's Football Federation, Mehdi Taj, has been summoned to court over his decision to allow a player to return to the national team after playing against Israeli athletes while under contract with a foreign club, local websites reported April 16. -Radio Farda - 4/17/18

Iranian discus thrower Haddadi receives second gold at USSD Competitions

- Iranian discus thrower and London 2012 Olympics silver medalist Ehsan Haddadi has maintained his perfect composure at the USSD competitions in the United States, and collected his second gold medal. The 33-year-old Iranian sportsman competed against Swedish athlete Daniel St�hl and Daniel Jasinski from Germany in Chula Vista city, located just 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from downtown San Diego. - 4/16/18

Iran captures crown at 2018 World Taekwondo Junior Championships

- Young Iranian taekwondo practitioners have featured praiseworthy displays of spinning kicks and fast kicking techniques at the 2018 World Taekwondo Junior Championships in Tunisia, and won the tile at the conclusion of the prestigious international event. - 4/14/18

Italian Football Team's Persian Twitter Account a Hit after Iran Censors Crest

- An Iranian state TV network's unusual decision to censor the crest of Italian football club AS Roma has helped the club attract a big following of Iranian fans to its new Persian Twitter account. -Michael Lipin, VOA - 4/12/18

Rasoul Khadem returns to Iran Wrestling Federation

- Rasoul Khadem, who had announced his retirement as the president of Iran Wrestling Federation, has returned to the federation after two months. Khadem had resigned after saying authorities should reconsider their policy of not allowing Iranian athletes to compete against Israelis. - 4/10/18

FOOTBALL: Persepolis wins Iran's Persian Gulf Pro League title race

- Iran's professional soccer club Persepolis has claimed the championship of Iran's Persian Gulf Pro League, formerly known as Iran Pro League (IPL), for the second consecutive year following a victory over Padideh Football Club. - 4/9/18

Freestyle Wrestling World Cup Opens In U.S. Without Russia, Iran

- The 2018 World Cup of freestyle wrestling opened on April 7 in the U.S. state of Iowa without Russia and Iran, two traditionally strong teams in the sport. Iran, the six-time defending champ, pulled out in March without citing a reason, although many tied it to the resignation of the Iranian federation president, Rasoul Khadem, over issues related to the country's state policy of refusing to compete against Israeli competition. - 4/9/18

Photos: Bachukheh wrestling competition in Esfarayen, Iran

- The Bachukheh traditional wrestling competition was held in Esfarayen in Iran's North Khorasan province on Tuesday. The competition brought 230 wrestlers at the 'Zeinal Khan Spring'. Bachukheh is a traditional wrestling sport with its own championship games. This is one of the most important local wrestling matches in Iran with Greater Khorasan as its birthplace. The Bachukheh wrestling field is usually covered with red clay. - 4/6/18

Iranian karateka Saeed Ahmadi Karyani strikes gold in 2018 USA Open & Junior International Cup

- Iranian karate practitioner Saeed Ahmadi Karyani has featured impressive athletic skills during the 2018 USA Open & Junior International Cup, and ranked first at the end of the international tournament. Ahmadi Karyani showed a commendable display of vim and vigor in his march to the final competition of men's kumite minus 75-kilogram category at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. - 4/3/18

Iranian Judoka Pulls Out Of Grand Prix To Avoid Facing Israeli Athlete

- Once again, an Iranian judoka has pulled out of an international competition to avoid facing an Israeli athlete because of a controversial Iranian government policy. Mohammad Abbas Nejad was set to face Israeli athlete Yarin Mnagid on March 30 in the 66 kilogram weight category at the Tbilisi 2018 Judo Grand Prix. - 3/31/18

Iran football team beats Algeria 2-1 in pre-World Cup friendly played in Graz, Austrian

- The Iran men's national football team, domestically known as Team Melli, has defeated Algeria in a friendly match as part of its preparations for the 2018 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. On Tuesday evening, Team Melli beat the Fennecs 2-1 at the Liebenauer Stadium, sponsored as the Merkur-Arena, in the Austrian city of Graz. - 3/28/18

Iranian karate practitioners grab three silver medals at Karate 1 - Premier League Rotterdam 2018

- Iranian karate practitioners have exhibited great punching, knee strikes as well as open-hand techniques at the Karate 1 - Premier League Rotterdam 2018, and scooped three silver medals in the prestigious international tournament. - 3/19/18

Iran stomps Sierra Leone 4-0 in pre-FIFA World Cup warm-up in Tehran

- The Iran men's national football team, domestically known as Team Melli, has routed the Sierra Leone national football team in a friendly fixture as part of preparations for the 2018 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. On Saturday evening, Team Melli thumped the Leone Stars 4-0 at the end of a match staged at Azadi Stadium in western Tehran. - 3/18/18

Iran beach volleyball team placed second in 2018 FIVB World Tour

- The national Iranian men's beach volleyball team has finished as the runner-up at the end of the Muscat one-star men's event on the 2018 Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Beach Volleyball World Tour, following a defeat against Germany. - 3/18/18

Iranian Journalist Confronts FIFA President Over Iran's Ban on Women in Stadiums: "It's Our Right"

- Thirty-five women who went to Tehran's Azadi Stadium to watch a match between two popular soccer teams were detained by police on March 1, 2018, and held for several hours, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. Female journalist Niloofar Hamedi, who was at the scene, directly confronted FIFA President Gianni Infantino outside the stadium as shown in a video posted on her Twitter account. "We need a guarantee. It's our right," Hamedi is heard saying as Infantino is whisked away. - 3/4/18

Iran Banishes Women From Tehran Football Match Attended by FIFA Chief

- Iran has blocked several dozen women from attending a major Tehran football match witnessed by the head of FIFA, the sport's world governing body, prompting criticism from rights activists. Iranian state news agency ISNA said police "transferred" 35 women who had gone to Azadi Stadium on Thursday to try to watch the match between local rivals Esteghlal and Persepolis. -Michael Lipin, VOA - 3/2/18

Iranian Wrestling Officials Quit Over Israel Policy

- The head of Iran's wrestling federation has resigned after criticizing the authorities for letting athletes be punished because of the country's ban on facing Israeli opponents. After news of Khadem's resignation, the councils for freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling said they were resigning en masse, the semiofficial ISNA news agency reported. - 3/1/18

Iranian Wrestling Federation President Says Iranian Athletes Should Compete Against Israelis

- The president of the Iranian Wrestling Federation, Rasoul Khadem, says authorities should reverse their policy of not allowing Iranian athletes to compete against Israelis. The Islamic Republic does not recognize the state of Israel, and has an unwritten rule that Iranian athletes should not compete against Israelis in international sporting events. In practice, this means Iranian athletes feign injury or throw matches to avoid facing Israelis in competition. - 2/28/18

'Freedom' For A Day: Women In Stands Score Big Sporting Victory In Iran

- Scores of female fans flocked to Tehran's Azadi Sports Complex to attend the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian qualifier between Iran and Iraq, a game won by the hosts, 83 to 53. But the real winners were in the stands, as Iranian authorities loosened their stance against women attending men's sporting events. -Frud Bezhan - 2/28/18

Iran basketball team defeats Iraq in 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifier

- The Iranian men's national basketball team has achieved a resounding win in the Asian qualification round of the 2019 Federation Internationale de Basket-ball (FIBA) World Cup, beating the Iraqi side. On Sunday evening, the Iranian outfit overcame the Iraqi team 83-53 in its fourth Group D fixture of the tournament in the Iranian capital city of Tehran. - 2/26/18

ACL: Esteghlal of Iran defeat Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal, Persepolis beaten by Al Sadd of Qatar

- Esteghlal of Iran football team defeated Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia 1-0 in Group D of the 2018 AFC Champions League on Tuesday. In the match held in Muscat's Seeb Stadium, Abdullah Al-Hafith scored an own goal just after the halftime. Persepolis football team of Iran suffered a 3-1 defeat against Al Sadd of Qatar in Group C of the AFC Champions League. - 2/21/18

Iran's female skier blazes a trail to Pyeongchang

- Getting a spot to compete in the 23rd Olympic Games in South Korea was no easy feat for the 26-year-old athlete Samaneh Bayrami Baher, who is the only female member of the country's national cross-country skiing team. As a child, Samaneh fell in love with swimming, competing and winning three international events. She also trained for competitive cycling. -Al Jazeera - 2/14/18

Iran beats Australia to finish third at 2018 Men's Indoor Hockey World Cup

- The Iran men's national field hockey team has defeated the Australian squad at the 2018 Men's Indoor Hockey World Cup in Germany to claim the third place overall at the end of the prestigious international tournament. On Sunday, the Iranian outfit thrashed Australia 5-0 in the bronze medal game, which was staged at the multi-purpose Max-Schmeling-Halle arena in the German capital city of Berlin. - 2/12/18

Iran crowned AFC futsal champion for the 12th time

- Iran eased past Japan 4-0 in the AFC Futsal Championship final and emerged winners for the 12th time. On Sunday at the Xinzhuang Gymnasium in Taipei, Ali Asghar Hassanzadeh gave Iran the lead in the first half, and further goals from Farhad Tavakoli, Hossein Tayebi and Hassanzadeh again secured them a second consecutive title. - 2/11/18

Iran: Samsung must apologize for gift ban against Iranian Olympics athletes

- Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned South Korea's ambassador to protest a discriminatory decision by Samsung Electronics and organizers of the Winter Olympic games in Seoul not to provide Iranian athletes with gift smartphones, demanding an apology from the technology company. - 2/8/18

Life in the mountains: Skiing in Iran

- Iran has long been an international destination for avid powder chasers during winter, while - in total contrast - its arid and semi-arid climate reaches sweltering levels in summer. Maybe not the first that comes to mind, snow-capped mountains above Tehran are home to some of the world's best ski resorts where powder hounds can enjoy famous Iranian hospitality. - 1/31/18

Persian Beach Soccer Cup: Iran defeats Spain in to reclaim title

- Iran national beach soccer team defended their Persian Cup title on Monday. Team Melli defeated Spain 4-2 in the final match in Bushehr, south of Iran. Earlier on the day Ukraine defeated Azerbaijan 4-3 to finish in third place. - 1/29/18

Persian Beach Soccer Cup: Iran defeats Azerbaijan 3-2

- Iran national beach soccer team started the 2018 Persian Beach Soccer Cup on a high note. Team Melli defeated Azerbaijan 3-2 in in Bushehr, southern Iran. Mostafa Kiani (two goals) and Mohammad Moradi scored for the Iranian team. - 1/27/18

Persian Beach Soccer Cup will be a high-level event: Coach Marco Octavio

- Iran national beach soccer team head coach Marco Octavio says the Persian Cup will be a high-level tournament with a spectacular atmosphere. The Persian Beach Soccer Cup will take place in Bushehr, south Iran, from January 27 to 29 where the hosts will go up against three of Europe's premier sides, namely Spain, Ukraine and Azerbaijan. - 1/16/18

International sports film festival opens in Tehran

- Dozens of sports films are competing in the 11th Tehran International FICTS Festival that opened at Felestin Cinema on Monday. A lineup of feature-length, short and documentary films from around the world will go on screen during the 4-day event. - 1/15/18

Courage overcomes tragedy: Sara Abdolmaleki redefines physical boundaries

- Sara Abdolmaleki is a strong and determined young woman whose life story will empower anyone who is weighed down by life's trials and tribulations. The twenty-three year old resident of Karaj has proven that one can persevere and overcome even the most earth shattering obstacles in life only to emerge with resilience. - 1/10/18

U.S. weightlifting men's and women's teams waiting for visa to participate in Iran's Fajr Cup

- The U.S. weightlifting men's and women's teams are waiting for visas to participate in the third edition of the International Fajr Cup. The competition has been scheduled to take place in the city of Ahvaz in Iran's south west from March 6 to 11. - 1/3/18

10-Year-Old Iranian Gymnast Caught Up in Hijab Controversy

- The Iran Gymnastics Federation has walked back its threat to discipline a 10-year-old gymnast for allegedly taking part in an international competition without wearing the mandatory hijab. Iranian women are required to wear the hijab, the head-to-toe-covering Islamic dress code, at all times in public. - 12/31/17

Nine Iranian mountain climbers killed by avalanche

- Nine Iranian climbers were fatally buried by an avalanche on Oshtoran Kooh Mountain, in the country's west on Friday. The climbers were among a group of 15 men and women from the city of Mashhad and a local guide who were trapped by the avalanche on Thursday. - 12/11/17

2017 Freestyle World Wrestling Clubs Cup in Tehran: Iran's Easy Pipe Kashan defeats USA's Titan Mercury to win title

- Easy Pipe Kashan of Iran claimed the title of the 2017 Freestyle World Wrestling Clubs Cup held in Tehran on Dec. 7-8. The Iranian team defeated defending champion Titan Mercury from the U.S. 6-4 in the final match. - 12/9/17

Iran's Siamand Rahman clinches gold at 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships

- Iranian Paralympic powerlifter Siamand Rahman has produced a magnificent display of strength and prowess at the 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico, and been awarded the top honor. On Thursday and the sixth day of the contests in Mexico City, the men's over 107-kilogram weight category saw a battle between the 29-year-old Iranian sportsman, his compatriot Mansour Pourmirzaei and Jordan's Jamil Elshebli. - 12/8/17

Iran's national weightlifting team wins world championship title in Anaheim, California

- Iran's men weightlifting national team has clinched its first ever world champion title, after collecting a total of 509 points at the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships in the United States. The competitions were held in Anaheim, California, from November 28 to December 5. - 12/7/17

Chovgan added as Iran's intangible cultural heritage to UNESCO lists

- The sporting team game of chovgan, which is played on horseback and recognized as a version of the modern polo game, has been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. - 12/7/17

Iranian weightlifter Saeid Alihosseini wins silver at World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, California

- Georgian Lasha Talakhadze won the men's super-heavyweights with a total of 477kg, improving his own world record by 4kg. He also broke his own snatch world record by 3kg when he lifted 220kg. Iranians Saeid Alihosseini and Behdad Salimi were second and third with totals of 454kg and 453kg respectively. - 12/6/17

Ali Hashemi wins another gold for Iran at World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, California

- Ali Hashemi bagged another gold for Iran at the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center early Tuesday. In the men's 105 kilogram class, Hashemi finished on 404kg ahead of Arturs Plesnieks of Latvia, who lifted 402kg, and Uzbek Ivan Efremov - who had beaten Hashemi in September the last time they met - on 399kg. - 12/5/17

Iranian Weightlifter Wins World Title, Breaks Records in Anaheim, California

- Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi broke two world records to win the 94-kilogram class at the World Championships in Anaheim, California, on December 3. Moradi, who won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, scored an easy victory over Lithuania's Aurimas Didzbalis by 29 kilograms. - 12/4/17

Iranian Broadcast Censors World Cup Program Over Host's Clothing

- Portions of the 2018 World Cup draw broadcast were censored in Iran because authorities decided co-host Maria Komandnaya's clothing was too revealing. Iranian state broadcaster IRIB on December 1 blocked the first part of the show from the Kremlin Palace in Moscow that featured Komandnaya, a Russian sports journalist, and former England soccer star Gary Lineker. - 12/2/17

Iran placed in tough group in 2018 World Cup

- Iran national football team, known as Team Melli, have been drawn in Group B of the 2018 World Cup. Carlos Queiroz's team will play powerhouse Spain, Portugal and Morocco in Russia. - 12/1/17

Fit To Be Tied: Thai Coach 'Upset' He Had To Wear Head Scarf At Iranian Tournament

- In Iran, it's more often women disguising themselves as men to sneak into sporting events, where they are banned. But in a reversal of sorts, the male coach of the Thai women's national kabaddi team wore a head scarf to the Asian Kabaddi Championship in the Iranian city of Horgan on November 26 to evade a ban on men attending women's sporting events. -Frud Bezhan, RFE/RL - 12/1/17

Iraq's Basketball Squad Upsets Iran In FIBA Qualifying Action

- Iraq scored a major upset in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 qualifying round with a 74-66 victory over Iran. Iraq was led by U.S.-born DeMario Mayfield with 24 points in the victory on November 24 at the Prince Hamza Arena in Amman, Jordan. - 11/26/17

Iran Allows Women Weightlifters To Compete Internationally

- Iran says it will allow women weightlifters to compete internationally for the first time. Ali Moradi, president of the Iranian Weightlifting Federation, said on November 23, "We have established the Iran Weightlifting Federation Women's Committee and we have talented female athletes." - 11/24/17

Iranian wrestlers rush to help quake-stricken people

- Members of the Iran men's national freestyle and Greco-Roman teams have rushed to aid the victims of the recent earthquake in Kermanshah province in the western part of the country, which has left at least 500 people dead, hundreds of others injured and dozens of villages destroyed. - 11/17/17

Flying girl of Iran, Fatemeh Akrami, hopes to increase female skydivers

- Fatemeh Akrami, the only female skydiver in Iran, hopes to instruct skydiving to as many interested girls as possible. "My goal is to become a skydiving instructor for Iranian girls," Akrami, 24, said in an interview with the Tehran Times. "I am an Iranian girl and my responsibility is to boost the number of female skydivers in the country", she stated. -Naghmeh Mizanian - 11/16/17

Iranian Olympics gold medalists Sareh Javanmardi and Kianoush Rostami to sell their medals to help the quake victims

- Paralympic Games gold medal winner in shooting Sareh Javanmardi is going to sell her medal to raise money for the victims of Sunday's earthquake which left at least 500 people dead in Iran. Iranian weighlifter Kianoush Rostami, Olympic gold medal winner in Rio 2016, has also said he is going to auction his medal to give the money to the people who were affected by the earthquake. - 11/15/17

Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai 2017: Iran finishes third after defeating Russia

- Iran finished in third place at the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai 2017, after beating Russia 4-2 on Saturday. The Iranian team had already lost to Russia 4-3 in group stage but played a better performance in the bronze-medal match. - 11/4/17

Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai 2017: Iran overpowers Mexico

- The Iran men's national beach soccer team has pulled off its second win at the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai 2017 in the United Arab Emirates, outclassing the Mexican side in its second fixture at the preliminary round of the tournament. On Wednesday evening, Team Melli Saheli powered to a 4-1 triumph over El Tricolor (The Tricolor) in a Group B match played at Business Bay in Dubai. - 11/2/17

Iranian female rock climber Rekabi ranks 1st at Asia Cup - Wanxianshan 2017

- Iranian rock climber Elnaz Rekabi has been crowned as the champion of Asia Cup - Wanxianshan 2017 in China, and clinched a gold medal at the prestigious sports event. On Sunday, Rekabi featured remarkable displays at the women's bouldering final contest, and finished first. - 11/1/17

Iran defeats Paraguay 5-2 at Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup 2017

- Iran men's national beach soccer team has started its campaign at the Huawei Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup Dubai 2017 in the United Arab Emirates with a handsome win over Paraguay. Iran men's national beach soccer team will play Mexico in its second preliminary round game on Wednesday. - 11/1/17

Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami denied visa to compete in Anaheim, California: "I never seek asylum in the U.S."

- Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami says he is not seeking asylum in the United States. Phil Andrews, the chief executive of USA Weightlifting, told Tehran Times on Sunday that Rostami showed intent to move to the United States during his visa interview, or rather he failed to prove his intent to return to Iran after his move to the country. - 10/31/17

Basketball: Iranian Girls Finish Fourth at U-16 Women's Asian Championship (Division B)

- The Iranian girls, who participated in a global tournament for the first time since the revolution of 1979, finished in fourth place at Division B of the 2017 FIBA Asia U-16 Championship. Elaheh Darestani's girls lost to Kazakhstan 61-47 in the bronze medal match in Bengaluru, India on Saturday. - 10/28/17

Iranian football legend Ebrahim Ashtiani dies at age of 71

- Former Iran national football team and Persepolis defender Ebrahim Ashtiani passed away at the age of 71 in Tehran's Shahid Rajaei Hospital on Tuesday. He died as a result of a preexisting heart disease. Ashtiani made 35 appearances for the Iran national football team from 1969 to 1974 and was part of the team competing in the Olympics in Munich 1972. - 10/25/17

U-17 World Cup: Spain defeats Iran 3-1 in quart-finals

- Spain eased their way into the semi-final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 after defeating Iran 3-1 in Kochi on Sunday. Abel Ruiz put the European champions ahead in the 13th minute. On the rebound, the Spain captain drove his shot past Iran goalkeeper Ali Gholamzadeh. - 10/23/17

Is Iran the world's greatest untapped skiing destination?

- For most skiers and snowboarders the idea of an off-piste paradise normally conjures up thoughts of Alaska's majestic peaks, Verbier's world-famous freeride terrain or Japan's legendary powder fields. Many, forgivably, would not consider looking to the mountains of Iran. -Lucy Aspden, Telegraph - 10/19/17

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Iran hold off Mexico to make last eight

- Iran made it four wins from four matches at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 and qualified for the quarter-finals after fighting to make two early goals stand up against a game Mexican side. It was a difficult contest, but Iran maintained their momentum, heading into their last-eight clash against European champions Spain. - 10/18/17

U-17 World Cup: Iran rout Costa Rica, finished on top of Group C

- Iran defeated Costa Rica 3-0 in Group C of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa, on Friday to finish on top of Group C with 9 points with 3 wins. The Persians will face Group F third place team in quarterfinals in Margao on Oct. 17. - 10/14/17

Iran progress to FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16

- Iran defeated Germany 4-0 on Tuesday to book a place at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Round of 16. The 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup is the 17th FIFA U-17 World Cup, a biennial international football tournament contested by men's under-17 national teams. - 10/11/17



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