Iran Sports News

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


By hosting World Cup, Qatar aims to promote the fake Arabian Gulf: Political expert

Now that the British are officially opposed to Qatar, Iran needs to join the anti-corruption campaign at FIFA and salvage football, said Majid Tafreshi, an international relations expert.

Will women be allowed to attend major sporting events?

Iran’s vice-president for women affairs has talked in an interview about what government has done for women when it comes to presence in sporting arenas, broader representation in parliament and domestic violence.

Panahizadeh named to world wrestling commission

Panahizadeh, who runs the International Department for the Iranian Wrestling Federation, becomes the first Iranian woman to serve on a United World Wrestling commission.
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Iran wins Asian Men’s U-23 Volleyball Championship

Iran has won the title of the 2015 Asian Men's U-23 Volleyball Championship after defeating South Korea in the final match.
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Why did an on-pitch bombshell spill off-pitch?

The match was supposed to be a life-and-death showdown in Iran’s Premier League, but did it have anything to do with a soon-to-happen presidential trip to the northwestern city?

An uphill ride for Iran’s female motocross racers

The story of a girl who has done great in a male-dominated sport.
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Iranian tower runner breaks record with an eye to another flight of stairs

An Iranian police aims to mount the Khalifa Tower in Dubai after breaking a world record of stair-climbing.
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The International Middle East Rally Championship (PHOTOS)

Images of an international rally competition in southern Iran.

Iran freestyle team claims Asian Wrestling Championship title

Iran won the championship on 68 team points, after securing four gold medals, two silvers and one bronze.

Iranian sportswoman who is crazy about skydiving (PHOTOS)

An exciting jump from a plane is the only sport which can get the Iranian girl’s adrenalin flowing.

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