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

Carlos Queiroz

Queiroz: I will never say good-bye to Iranians for good

Iran’s national football team coach has been barred from leaving Iran for tax issues; Iran’s Football Federation chief says he will solve the coach’s problem.
Behdadi Salimi in Rouhani Post

Rouhani Criticizes Injustice against Iranian Olympic Weightlifter

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani posted a photo on his Instagram to voice his anger at the unfair judgment passed on Iranian weightlifter Behdad Salimi.

Iran Wushu Fighters Stand Second in Sanda World Cup

Iranian male and female wushu practitioners have ranked second in the 8th edition of the Sanda World Cup in China.

Iran loses to Japan in Asian Volleyball Championship final

Iran finished second in the 18th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship after it lost the final match to Japan. China ranked third after defeating Qatar.
FIFA Congratulates Iran on Reaching Beach Soccer World Cup Quarters

FIFA Congratulates Iran on Reaching Beach Soccer World Cup Quarters

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has congratulated Iran on its advancement to the quarterfinals of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017 in Bahamas.
FILA president - Nenad Lalovic

FILA President Offers Sympathy over Death of Alireza Soleimani

FILA president Nenad Lalovic issued a message on Thursday offering condolence over the death of Iranian freestyle wrestler Alireza Soleimani.

CISM Volleyball Games in Tehran: A Step towards Peace and Friendship

Iran bears the message of peace and friendship. This is what Iranian officials said in opening ceremony of 35th World Military Volleyball Championship held in Tehran.

Visit to Iran Was Very Important: Gianni Infantino

UEFA Secretary General and FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino said his visit to Iran was an opportunity for him to present his ideas for the future of football and FIFA.

Foreign Ministry Mulling over American Wrestlers’ Presence in Upcoming World Cup in Iran

As Tehran earlier vowed to reciprocate the visa ban introduced by US President on Iranian citizens, the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that a special committee will review the presence of the US wrestling team in Kermanshah Wrestling World Cup.
Alireza Heidari

Int’l Pahlavani Federation Appoints Iranian Wrestler as Its New President[:es]La Federación Internacional de Pahlavani...

Iran’s prominent wrestling champion Alireza Heidari has been appointed as the president of the International Pahlavani Wrestling Federation.[:es]El prominente campeón de lucha libre de Irán, Alireza Heidari, ha sido nombrado presidente de la Federación Internacional de Lucha Pahlavani.

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