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News and reports from international and domestic athletic competitions across the range of sports, from local stories to tournaments on the world stage.

Austria Ready to Provide Finance for Iran’s Mountain Tourism

Austria says it is prepared to provide finance for the development of mountain tourism in Iran given its great capacity to attract foreign tourists.

Iranian Woman Breaks Mideast’s Long-Distance Swimming Record

An Iranian woman has broken the Middle East’s record for long-distance swimming, vowing to break her new record next year.

Symbolic Polo Contest Held in Iran’s Isfahan

On the occasion of the ten-day celebrations of the anniversary of the 1979 Revolution across Iran, a symbolic polo contest was held in the Naqsh-e Jahan Square at the centre of Isfahan.

Iran’s Field Hockey Wins Bronze Medal at 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.

Iran’s Qeshm Island Hosts 2nd Int’l Marathon Contest

The 2nd edition of an international marathon contest has been held in Iran's Qeshm Island, on the coasts of the Persian Gulf, with the participation of 348 runners from five countries.

Iran Defeats Japan to Claim 12th Title at AFC Futsal Championship (+Video)

The Iran men’s national futsal team has been crowned the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Futsal Championship’s ultimate winners for the 12th time.

PyeongChang Olympics Organizers Apologize to Iranian Athletes

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games has extended official apology to Iranian olympians over its decision to exclude them from Samsung Electronics’ welcoming pack.

Iran May Ban Import of Samsung Products after Olympics Controversy

Iran has urged the Samsung Electronics to immediately apologize over its decision to deny Iranian athletes the free smartphones given as a gift to all Olympics athletes, otherwise the country may ban the import of all Samsung phones.

Iran Summons S. Korea Ambassador over Samsung’s ‘Immoral’ Move

The South Korean ambassador has been summoned to the Iranian foreign ministry over Samsung’s “immoral” decision to exclude Iranian athletes at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games from receiving its special gift under the pretext of international sanctions on Tehran.

FIFA President to Visit Iran Late February

President of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino is due to travel to the Islamic Republic of Iran later this month.

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