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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.

Iran Celebrates UNESCO’s Inscription of Polo as Iranian Heritage

In a ceremony in Tehran, Iran marked the inscription of its ancient sport polo as an Iranian intangible cultural heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Fabulous Village of Masuleh Hosts Parkour Contest

Parkour practitioners recently gathered in the unique village of Masuleh in Iran’s Gilan province to take part in a fierce competition.

Iranian Winger Jahanbakhsh Joins Brighton for Club-Record Fee

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, which currently competes in the Premier League, has completed the signing of Iranian professional winger and attacking midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh for a “club record fee” from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar.
Iran, Austria Commemorate First European Ascent of Mount Damavand

Iran, Austria Commemorate First European Ascent of Mount Damavand

The Damavand 2018 Symposium was recently held on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the first European ascent of Mount Damavand by Austrian climber, botanist and scholar Theodor Kotschy.

Belgium Highly Dangerous in Counterattacks: AFC Instructor

An Iranian instructor of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) says the Belgian national football team has a great chance for success in the 2018 FIFA World Cup thanks to its players’ great capabilities and mental power.

FIFA to Sue Saudi Channel for Illegally Broadcasting World Cup

FIFA, the governing body of association football, said on Wednesday it has engaged legal counsel to take action in Saudi Arabia against television channel beoutQ, which is widely available in the kingdom, for continuing to illegally broadcast the 2018 World Cup.

Child Worker Meets His Football Hero 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.

Iranian Referee Still Hopeful to Officiate FIFA World Cup Final

Iranian football referee Alireza Faghani still has a good chance to be appointed as the main judge of the FIFA World Cup’s final match thanks to his excellent performance during the international tournament.

Iran’s Greco-Roman Wrestling Team Claims World Cadet Title

The national Iranian cadet Greco-Roman wrestling team has put in impressive displays of grappling skills at the 2018 Cadet Wrestling World Championships in Croatia, and been crowned as the champion of the prestigious international sports event after more than two decades.

Africans Eager to Hire Iran’s Head Coach Queiroz

Football federations of two African countries have expressed willingness to hire Team Melli’s head coach Carlos Quiroz, amid rumours that the Portuguese manager has bid farewell to his assistants. 

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