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Iranian swimmer Shahin Izadyar: A Persian version of Michael Phelps

- Shahin Izadyar, who won six gold medals at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, resembles the most decorated Olympian of all time Michael Phelps. Surpassing Japan in the third place in medal table, Izadyar helped Iran record the best ever showing at the Games. - 10/15/18

Iran record best ever showing at Asian Para Games

- Iran delegation moved one place up to third place at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Iran won 51 gold, 42 silver and 43 bronze medals and were placed third in the overall rankings. - 10/15/18

3rd Iranian Silk Road Ultramarathon Held Across Lut Desert

- Winners have been announced for the 3rd Iranian Silk Road Ultramarathon, which commenced on September 29 as a tourism event across the UNESCO-registered Lut Desert famed for being one of hottest places on earth. - 10/9/18

Iran's Persepolis earn remarkable win over Al Sadd of Qatar in ACL semis

- Persepolis of Iran football team earned a remarkable 1-0 win over Qatari giants Al Sadd in the first leg of the AFC Champions League semi-finals. In the match held in Doha's Jassim bin Hamad Stadium, Ali Alipour was on target from the penalty spot in the 86th minute. - 10/3/18

Iranian women wrestlers win Classic International Tournament

- The Iranian women wrestling team made history by winning the First International Tournament Women Classic Style on Sunday. Iran claimed two gold and two bronze medals in the two-day tournament held in Beirut, Lebanon. - 9/24/18

FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship: USA backups secure a shutout against

- Despite playing with backups USA won for the eighth time in a row completing its second perfect round. The Americans managed a 3-0 (25-23, 26-24, 26-24) victory over Iran in three tightly contested sets. - 9/24/18

FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship: Iran outlasts Finland in an almost record-breaker

- Iran beat Finland 3-2 (25-19, 22-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-12) in an epic duel in Pool D in Varna. The match laster 140 minutes, just a couple of the record for a longest match at an FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championship since the introduction of the current scoring system. - 9/19/18

FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship: Poland stays perfect, Iran out of the running for top spot in Pool D

- Poland matched its longest win streak at a World Championship since the turn of the century beating Iran 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-22) to remain the lone unbeaten in Pool D. A series that started in 2014 reached 11 victories in a row for the world champions who still have a work to do to win the group in Varna. - 9/18/18

2018 FIVB Men's World Championship: Iran stays perfect in Pool D after outlasting brave Cuba

- Iran stayed perfect in Pool after outlasting Cuba for a 3-1 (17-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-19) win. It's the first time in FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championship that the Asians start with three wins from their first three matches. Thus Iran secured a place in Round 2 while Cuba, still without a point, is getting closer to the elimination. - 9/17/18

Iran's Reza Alipour wins gold at IFSC Climbing World Championships

- Reza Alipour from Iran claimed a gold medal at the IFSC Climbing World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria on Thursday. The Iranian climber took the gold with a time of 5.630, beating his French rival Bassa Mawem. - 9/14/18

2018 FIVB Men's World Championship: Iran defeats Bulgaria 3-1 to earn second win

- Iran earned their second win in a row at the 2018 FIVB Men's World Championship Thursday night. The Iranian team defeated the hosts 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19) and got level on points with world champions Poland at the top of Pool D. - 9/14/18

FIVB Men's World Championship: Iran has a dream start against Puerto Rico

- Team Iran have achieved a remarkable straight-sets win against Puerto Rico in Pool D of the 2018 FIVB Men's World Championship. The 2018 Asian Games' winners, dominated the match from the beginning and showed class from the 1st point, to finish the 1st set 25-19. - 9/13/18

Iranian women not successful at Asian Games in Indonesia

- The Iranian women won just a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games, one gold less than the previous edition, despite a twofold increase in numbers. Iran took part with 57 sportswomen in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, winning two gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals. - 9/4/18

2018 Asian Games: Iran Wins Gold in Volleyball, Silver in Basketball and Bronze in Water Polo

- Iran national volleyball team defeated South Korea to take a gold medal on Saturday at the 2018 Asian Games. Meanwhile, Iran basketball team lost to China in the final match to take the silver and Iran national water polo team defeated China to take the bronze after 44 years of waiting for a medal. - 9/1/18

Iran's Behdad Salimi happy to bid farewell to weightlifting with gold at Asian Games

- Iranian super heavyweight weightlifter Behdad Salimi is so happy to announce his retirement from the sport with a gold medal. On Monday, Salimi bade farewell to weightlifting after winning a gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games underway in Indonesia. - 8/27/18

Iran's Sohrab Moradi breaks weightlifting's oldest world record at Asian Games

- Sohrab Moradi of Iran broke weightlifting's longest standing world record on his way to gold in the men's 94kg class at the Asian Games on Saturday. Moradi lifted 189kg in the opening discipline to better the snatch record set at 188kg in 1999 by Greece's Akakios Kakiasvilis. - 8/25/18

Iranian Women And Men Make History By Winning Kabaddi Gold In Asian Games

- Iran won two gold medals in kabaddi on Friday at the 2018 Asian Games underway in Indonesia, bringing the nation's total gold medal count to 12. Women's kabaddi made history in the Games, beating India 27-24 in the final. Men's team, who had ended India's supremacy on Thursday, defeated South Korea 26-16 in the final to win their first ever gold medal in the Asian Games. - 8/24/18

Iranian Football Fans Clash With Police In Tehran, Crowds Chant Opposition Slogans

- Reports from Iran indicate an "intense clash" between security forces and angry fans attending a football match in Tehran on Friday. Reports from Tehran also say thousands of football fans at Tehran's Azadi Stadium chanted anti-government slogans in the course of the clash which appeared to be not politically motivated in the first place. - 8/11/18

Iran will not wear Adidas at AFC Asian Cup

- Iran national football team players will not wear Adidas after the German sportswear manufacturer has decided to deny Iran with access to its services. Adidas has decided to follow in Nike's footsteps. Nike, who was set to sponsor Team Melli with cleats and footwear throughout the 2018 World Cup, announced that it had withdrawn its support of the team because of global economic sanctions against the country. - 7/30/18

Iran Crowned Asian U20 Volleyball Champion

- Iran swept past South Korea in straight sets (25-22, 25-14, 25-18) in the final match of the 2018 Asian Men's U20 Volleyball Championship on Saturday. Iran and South Korea had already secured their places in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship. - 7/29/18

Iran's President Rouhani Renews Calls For Women's Access To Stadium

- Responding to a report filed by his cabinet's sports minister, President Hassan Rouhani has suggested that women's access to Tehran's main stadium, Azadi, should continue. Meanwhile, the general manager of Azadi (Freedom) stadium, Nasser Mahmoudifar, who let Iranian women enter the arena after almost four decades of being banned, says he has been fired for doing so. - 7/17/18

Iranian powerlifter Mohammad Reiesi establishes new world record

- Iranian powerlifter Mohammad Reiesi has set a new aggregate record in the 84-kilogram weight class of the World University Powerlifting Cup in the Czech Republic, improving the previous record by nearly 20 kilograms. - 7/13/18

Iranian boy meets his favorite soccer player Alireza Jahanbakhsh

- A young Iranian boy, who had been photographed wearing a white shirt with a paper tag bearing the name of professional Iranian footballer Alireza Jahanbakhsh Jirandeh on, has finally come face-to-face with his idol. - 7/11/18

It's Raining Iranian Men, Hallelujah

- The World Cup ended for the Iranian national team last week but not before the rest of the world took note of its physical prowess off the field. Images of the team went viral after a suggestive tweet, followed by a breathless report in a British tabloid. Major media outlets picked up the pictures of the well-groomed men and their tailored suits, and Buzzfeed ran a roll call of the squad's most prepossessing members. -Shervin Malekzadeh - 7/6/18

Iran: Progress on Ban for Women at Stadiums

- Iranian authorities and the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) should ensure that women and girls can freely attend all future men's sports matches in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 20 and 25, 2018, the authorities opened Azadi stadium's doors to women and men to watch a live screening of the last two games of Iran's national football team at the 2018 World Cup. - 6/29/18

Climbers for Peace trio bound for volcanic peak in Iran

- Three Santa Rosa men are embarking today on a mission to climb a world-famous mountain and promote peace in a land many Americans would consider off limits. Their goal is to stand at the summit of Mount Damavand on July 7. At 18,605 feet, it's the highest volcano in Asia and rated the 12th most prominent peak in the world. -The Press Democrat - 6/29/18

World Cup 2018: Iran shines against Portugal but fails to reach knockout stage

- Portugal advanced to the World Cup round of 16 behind Spain from Group B after a Ricardo Quaresma strike was cancelled out by a stoppage-time penalty by Iran's Karim Ansarifard after Cristiano Ronaldo had himself missed from the spot. - 6/26/18

'Victory' For Iranian Women But Loss For Team At Last World Cup Game

- Iranian women have scored another victory as they publicly viewed a World Cup game for only the second time in 40 years, but their team was eliminated from the tournament partly as a result of controversial decisions by referees in a game against Portugal. -RFE/RL - 6/26/18

2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League: Iran beats Germany, gains 3rd consecutive win

- The Iran men's national volleyball team has overpowered Germany for the third straight victory at the fifth week of the 2018 Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball Men's Nations League. The Iranian outfit managed to beat the German side 3-2 (25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 22-25 and 15-11) at the end of a Pool 19 match played at the Azadi Indoor Stadium in western Tehran on Sunday evening. - 6/25/18

Hardline Iranian Prosecutor Lashes Out As Women Demand Presence In Stadiums

- Iran's hardline Prosecutor-General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri denounced the presence of women in Tehran's main football stadium Azadi saying he was "ashamed" of telling what has taken place there. On June 20, Iranian women were allowed, for the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, to watch a televised match of their national team against Spain at the 2018 World Cup. - 6/25/18

Portugal Is My Greatest Match Ever: Iran's Coach Carlos Queiroz

- Iran national football team head coach Carlos Queiroz says Team Melli match against Portugal is his greatest match ever in his seven-year spell in Iran. Despite their defeat against La Roja, Iran's fate is still in their own hands. Whatever happens in Spain's final group match against Morocco, the Iranians know that a win over Portugal will see them into the round of 16. - 6/24/18

2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League: Iran overcomes Bulgaria

- The Iran men's national volleyball team has registered its second consecutive victory at the fifth week of the 2018 Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball Men's Nations League, defeating the Bulgarian squad. The Iranian squad defeated Bulgaria 3-1 (25-22, 25-15, 23-25 and 25-14) in a Pool 19 fixture staged at the Azadi Indoor Stadium in western Tehran on Saturday evening. - 6/24/18

World Cup 2018: Can miracle happen for Iran?

- It would be fairly hard, but not impossible, for Iran to progress further the 2018 World Cup. It all depends on Iran's Team Melli overcoming Ronaldo-spirited Portugal at the Mordovia Arena, Saransk. One scenario could be that on Monday Iranians take to the streets to celebrate their national team progress to the Round of 16 for the first time. However, everybody knows how good Portugal are. We all also know full well what awaits us in case Team Melli beat the European giants. - 6/24/18

Iranian Women Can Still Celebrate Despite Team's World Cup Loss

- Iran's soccer team suffered a defeat on June 20, but women in the country still had reason to celebrate after they were allowed to attend a sporting event at a stadium for the first time in nearly 40 years. The World Cup match, which resulted in a 1-0 loss to Spain, took place in the Russian city of Kazan, but Iranian women were able to attend a public viewing of the game in Tehran's Azadi Stadium. - 6/22/18

World Cup: Lucky Diego Costa goal sees Spain past tenacious Iran

- A lucky Diego Costa goal handed World Cup hopefuls Spain their first win of the World Cup although tenacious Iran came close to causing a major upset on Wednesday. -The victory in Kazan puts the 2010 winners on course for the last 16. - 6/21/18

Iran to sue U.S. over FBI's mistreatment of Iranian volleyball players

- President of Iran Volleyball Federation said that they will sue US over FBI's mistreating Iranian volleyball players. Last week, Iran went to USA's Chicago to hold three matches in FIVB Volleyball Nation's League (VNL). Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) investigated Iranian players upon their arrival to US and kept the team in a small room for three hours before allowing them to pass. Also, US had refused to issue visas for some of team members, including team supervisor Amir Sarkhosh. - 6/19/18

World Cup: Iran's Coach Queiroz hits out at critics after win over Morocco

- Iran national football team coach Carlos Queiroz has hit out at critics after win over Morocco in their World Cup opener. Team Melli edged past Morocco in Group B thanks to an injury time goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz. - 6/18/18

2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League: US defeats Iran in 3 sets in Chicago

- In a crowded stadium in Chicago where Iranians were loud and jubilant, team US hosts managed to defeat their guests from Iran in three consecutive sets. In a close first set the US defeated Iran 29-27 to take the early lead. In the second set, the US squad gained a 25-20 victory over Iran and the third set was once again tight, ending in a 26-24 victory for the US team. - 6/18/18

World Cup 2018: Iran earn late win over Morocco

- Iran national football team defeated Morocco 1-0 thanks to an own goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz here in injury time in Group B of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Friday. Bouhaddouzm who came off the bench as Ayoub El Kaabi's replacement, headed the ball into his own goal from a free-kick. - 6/16/18

Iranian Fans Celebrate Dramatic Late Victory Over Morocco In World Cup Opener

- Iran has scored a dramatic victory over Morocco at the World Cup in Russia, spurring thousands of fans back home to pour onto the streets to celebrate the second-ever victory for the country in soccer's centerpiece event. - 6/16/18

2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League:: Iran storms past Poland

- The Iran men's national volleyball team has upset world powerhouse Poland to achieve its first victory at the fourth week of the 2018 Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball Men's Nations League. On Friday evening, the Iranian squad defeated the Biało-Czerwoni Orzeł 3-0 (26-24, 26-24 and 25-22) at the end of a Pool 15 fixture played at the 11,000-seat Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, the United States. - 6/16/18

Man Base To Fan Base: Tehran Adds Women To 'Unity' Billboard For World Cup

- A huge billboard unveiled in the Iranian capital this week to boost national unity and fan support ahead of soccer's World Cup has been replaced following widespread anger at its exclusion of women. - 6/16/18

For L.A.'s Iranian American community, the World Cup means much more than soccer games

- For many, the World Cup gives people a chance to sideline politics and unite under the feel-good umbrella of sports diplomacy. In the current geopolitical climate, fat chance of that. -Melissa Etehad, Los Angeles Times - 6/16/18

Opposition scouting report: How can Morocco beat Iran?

- With Spain and Portugal completing a nightmarish Group B for Morocco, the Atlas Lions can ill afford a slip up when they face Iran in Saint Petersburg in their World Cup opener. -ESPN - 6/14/18

It's time for Iranian players to express excitement: Football Coach Queiroz

- Iran national football team Carlos Queiroz says they are completely ready to meet Morocco at the 2018 World Cup opener. Team Melli, who became the first team to arrive in Russia for the World Cup last week, are training in Bakovka camp, outside Moscow. -Masoud Hossein, Tehran Times - 6/13/18

Iran's Football Coach Demands Apology From Nike Over World Cup Boots

- Head coach of the Iran men's national football team Carlos Queiroz has demanded a formal apology from American sportswear manufacturer Nike over its decision to withdraw supply of boots to Iranian footballers ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. - 6/13/18

Iran's Team Melli can stun Morocco in World Cup: Coach Carlos Queiroz

- Head coach of Iran national football team Carlos Queiroz says they are ready to stun Morocco in the 2018 World Cup. Iran, making their fifth appearance in the World Cup finals, kick off their campaign against the Atlas Lions in St Petersburg on June 15. - 6/12/18

Iran's World Cup Carpet Diplomacy

- Iran's national team will lock horns with the heavyweights of soccer at the World Cup in Russia this month. But before the clashes begin, Team Melli is in a gift-giving mood. The squad plans to present silk Persian carpets to FIFA, the world governing body of soccer; the Russian Football Union; and the national teams of Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, Iran's opponents in the group stage of the tournament. -Freud Bezhan, RFE - 6/12/18

Iran's Taftian Wins Men's 100 Meters Gold At Diamond League

- Hassan Taftian from Iran claimed a gold medal in the Men's 100 Meters of the 2018 Diamond League meeting in Stockholm. The race was won by Taftian in a season's best 10.07 off his own Iranian national record. - 6/12/18

2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League: Iran slumps to Russia

- The Iran men's national volleyball team has suffered its second consecutive loss at the third week of the 2018 Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball Men's Nations League, going down to the Russian squad. - 6/11/18

Getting The Boot: Iran Manager Calls Out Nike On World Cup Cleat Snub

- The coach of Iran's national team has urged world soccer's governing body, FIFA, to step in against U.S. sportswear giant Nike for refusing to provide his players with shoes at this month's World Cup in Russia. When it announced this week that it would exclude Iranian players, Nike linked its decision to the Trump administration's reimposition of Iran sanctions - 6/7/18

Iran's Soccer Team First To Arrive In Russia For World Cup

- Iran's soccer team became the first to arrive in Russia for the World Cup on June 5, nine days before the opening match of the tournament, which runs from June 14 to July 15. The team was welcomed at Moscow's Vnukovo airport by the Moscow regional minister of sport, Roman Teryushkov. - 6/6/18

Queiroz names Iran team for 2018 FIFA World Cup

- Head coach of the Iran men's national football team Carlos Queiroz has announced the names on the final roster of the squad for the forthcoming fixtures at the 2018 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup in Russia. - 6/5/18

Nike Boycotts Iran's World Cup Players, Citing US Sanctions

- The world's largest footwear maker, U.S. apparel company Nike, says it will not provide shoes to players of Iran's national football team for the World Cup because of U.S. sanctions. -Michael Lipin, VOA - 6/5/18

Katayoun Khosrowyar leading a women's football revolution in Iran

- ​​​​​​​Iran's national team are preparing for the World Cup in Russia to the backdrop of a football revolution back home. Here, Sky Sports speak to the Iranian-American who swapped Oklahoma for Tehran to help transform the women's game in the country. -Nick Wright, Sky Sports - 6/5/18

Iran's Soccer Coach Carlos Queiroz laments 'cruel sanctions' against Iran

- Iran national football team head coach Carlos Queiroz says the cruel sanctions against Iran have disrupted Team Melli's preparation for the 2018 World Cup. Iran were scheduled to play Greece and Kosovo football teams in Turkey's training camp but the matches were canceled and Queiros says Iran's World Cup preparations were hit by the cancellation of these friendly matches. - 6/4/18

2018 FIVB Volleyball Nations League: Iran falls to Canada

- The Iran men's national volleyball team has lost to Canada, accepting its second consecutive defeat in the second week of the 2018 Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball Men's Nations League. - 6/4/18

Fasting, Faith, And The Hijab: Rohani's Recipe For Iranian World Cup Success

- As Iran's national soccer team finalizes its squad and tactics for the upcoming World Cup in Russia, President Hassan Rohani is offering his thoughts on how Ramadan, chaste women athletes, and faith among members of Team Melli, as it's known, can work in concert to make the Islamic republic victorious. - 5/30/18

World Cup Warm-Up: Turkey defeats Iran 2-1

- Turkey national football team defeated Iran 2-1 in a friendly match thanks to Cenk Tosun brace Monday night. Carlos Queiroz's squad faced Mircea Lucescu's men at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. - 5/29/18

Iran volleyball team beats Australia in straight sets at 2018 FIVB Nations League

- The national Iranian men's volleyball team has defeated Australia in its second fixture at the 2018 Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Volleyball Men's Nations League. On Saturday, the Iranian squad faced the Australian side, nicknamed the Volleyroos, in a fixture played at the Kindarena in the northern French city of Rouen, and thumped it 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-21). - 5/27/18

Iran's Rohani Calls For End To Ban On Women At Sports Events

- Iranian President Hassan Rohani has called for a decades-long stadium ban for women to be lifted, according to his office and media reports. "There should be no difference between men and women in Islam, and for that reason women should also be allowed to take part in sports events," Rohani said at a meeting with Iranian athletes in his office on May 22, according to a statement released by his office. - 5/23/18

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



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