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

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.
Hadi Choopan - 'Iranian Wolf' Stuns Judges at 2019 Mr. Olympia

‘Iranian Wolf’ Stuns Judges at 2019 Mr. Olympia

Iranian professional bodybuilder Hadi Choopan has exceeded all expectations at the 2019 Mr. Olympia competition in Las Vegas, placing among the top four in the Men’s Open.

Iran Men’s Basketball Qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Iran men’s basketball team clinched the Olympic berth that goes to the top Asian finisher in the World Cup by gaining a crucial win against the Philippines.

Iranian Girl Claims World Title at Karate 1-Premiere League

Iran’s Sara Bahmanyar defeated rivals from Croatia, Malaysia and Japan to reach the quarterfinal game.

Iranian Woman Sets Record of Swimming with Hands Tied

Akram Konari, from the town of Omidieh in Khuzestan province, south-west of Iran, has swum for 175 minutes, i.e., two hours and 55 minutes, with her hands tied in memory of 175 Iranian divers who had been martyred in the war in the same way.

Iran’s U-21 Volleyball Team Claims World Title for First Time

Iran claimed the title of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's U-21 World Championship for the first time in its history.

Traditional ‘Locho’ Wrestling Contest Held in Mazandaran

Locho wrestling is a traditional field of Pahlavani sports practiced in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran.

FIVB Apologizes to Iran over Mistreatment in Chicago

President of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has expressed shame and sorrow over the US mistreatment of Iran’s national volleyball team at Chicago airport.
Iran Volleyball Team in US

Iran Protests at US Treatment of Its Athletes in Chicago

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has expressed protest at the US’ move to keep Iran’s volleyball players at the Chicago Airport for hours upon their arrival in the country.

Kilim-Weaving Girl Representing Iran at CSIT World Sports Games

A team of Iranian workers, including a number of athletes skilled in special occupations, has headed for Spain to attend the CSIT World Sports Games. Among these athletes there is lady from the north-western city of Ardabil whose job is weaving Kilim.