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

Javad Nekounam

Iranian national soccer team captain Javad Nekounam summoned to court

Nekounam has three days to appear in court to answer questions about the libel charge brought against him by his former coach.

Iran Wins Freestyle Wrestling World Cup

The Iranian national wrestling team claimed the Freestyle World Cup for the fifth time in a row on Monday June 12.

Iranian Cyclist Mizbani Shines in Tour of Iran 2016

Ghader Mizbani exhibited an awe-inspiring display of athletic skill at the 31st edition of the Tour of Iran (Azarbaijan), taking top position at the end of the fifth stage of the international tournament.
Iran and Brazil futsal

Iran Seeks to Host 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup

Iran is fully-ready to earn the right to host 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Masoud Soltanifar said.

Iran beat UAE 1-0, win top spot in AFC Asian Cup 2015 Group C

Iran beat the UAE 1-0 in their final Group C game, booking a spot in the Asian Cup quarterfinals.

Here Is Afghanistan’s Shaolin Club for Girls

A group of Afghan girls in Western Kabul practice the flowing movements of Wushu, a sport developed from ancient Chinese kung fu martial arts, stretching and bending and slashing the air with bright swords.

France Again Eases Past Iran in Rio Volleyball Qualifiers

France defeated Iran in straight sets (25-20, 25-18, 25-22) at the Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Tuesday May 31.

Iranian President Congratulates Alizadeh on Olympics Bronze Medal

President Hassan Rouhani on Friday congratulated the teenage taekwondo player Kimia Alizadeh, the first-ever female Iranian to win a medal in the Olympic Games, on her Bronze medal in Rio 2016 Olympics.
Iran in World Cup 2014

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz named the 24-man squad for World Cup

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz named the 24-man squad for World Cup, as Mohammad Reza Khalatbari, Sardar Azmoun and Sosha Makani are absent in his list.
foolad team

Foolad Claims Iran Professional League Title

Foolad of Ahvaz clinched the title of the Iran Professional League (IPL) on Friday.

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