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Iran Convinces UWW It Can Safely Host World Wrestling Championships

Iran Convinces UWW It Can Safely Host World Wrestling Championships

Iran’s Ministry of Sport and Youth says the World Wrestling Championships will be definitely held in Tehran this year despite an earlier decision by the United World Wrestling (UWW) to strip Iran of the right to host the competition over the recent unrest.
Iran Claims World Body Building Title in UAE

Iran Claims World Body Building Title in UAE

Iran collected 11 eleven gold medals and three silvers to claim the top spot at the 2019 World Bodybuilding Championship in Fujairah, the UAE.
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Dutch Football Legend Seedorf Enjoys Warm Reception in Iran

Dutch professional football coach and former player Clarence Clyde Seedorf seems to have really enjoyed his holiday in Tehran.
Sanctions Force Iranian MMA Fighter to Quit UFC

Sanctions Force Iranian MMA Fighter to Quit UFC

Iranian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Amir Aliakbari has had to bow out of the UFC –an American MMA promotion company- after the US sanctions against Iran prevented him from transferring his earnings.

Iran Celebrates Women’s First Free Stadium Attendance with 14 Goals

Iran’s national football team pulled off a landslide victory over Cambodia, scoring seven in either half to send them well clear at the top of Group C, in a day when Iranian women were allowed to freely attend the stadium for the first time in 40 years.
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Int’l Paralympic Committee Praises Iranian Shooter as ‘Pistol Queen’

A few days before the start of the World Paralympic Championships in Sydney, the website of the International Paralympic Committee chose an interesting nickname for the Iranian shooter Sareh Javanmardi, calling her “The Pistol Queen”.

Azarbaijan Cycling Tour Underway in Northwestern Iran

The 34th Cycling Tour of Iran, also known as Azarbaijan Cycling Tour, is being held on the roads of three Iranian Azeri-speaking provinces – East Azarbaijan, West Azarbaijan and Ardabil – in northwestern Iran with participation of 14 teams from 11 countries.

Iran Football: Persepolis Defeats Archrival Esteghlal in Tehran Derby

Persepolis have won the 90th Tehran Derby after edging past Esteghlal 1-nil in the fourth week of Iran’s professional league.

Iran’s Volleyball Team Claims Asian Title

Team Iran have been crowned the champions of the 2019 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship, after sweeping aside Australia in straight sets, in the final showdown.

Mr. Olympia 2019: Hadi Choopan of Iran Wins People Choice Award

Professional bodybuilder Hadi Choopan, also known as the Iranian Wolf, has stunned the world by claiming the third overall title and the people’s choice award at the 2019 Mr. Olympia competition held in Las Vegas.

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