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Rouhani Criticizes Injustice against Iranian Olympic Weightlifter

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani posted a photo on his Instagram to voice his anger at the unfair judgment passed on Iranian weightlifter Behdad Salimi.

History to Remember Unfair Judgement against Iran’s Olympic Weightlifter

Ali Moradi, the president of Iranian Weightlifting Federation, slammed the unfair judgment passed by the jury against Iran’s Behdad Salimi at Rio Olympics, and stressed that it will remain in history forever.

Iran’s Behdad Salimi Breaks World Record in Rio 2016 Weightlifting

Iran’s Behdad Salimi broke the world record in the snatch weightlifting of the Men's over 105-kilogram class at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games, but he was later disqualified in the clean and jerk stage following a controversial decision by the jury.

Wrestler Snatches Iran’s 2nd Rio Bronze Medal

Iranian wrestler Qassem Rezaei snatched a bronze medal in the men’s Greco-Roman 98-kilogram category late Tuesday.

Abdevali Bags Bronze of Men’s Greco-Roman 75kg

Iran’s Greco-Roman wrestler Saeid Abdevali in 75kg weight category won the bronze medal match in 2016 Olympics.

Moradi Clinches 2nd Gold Medal for Iran’s Caravan

Iran’s Sohrab Moradi managed to win the title in Men’s 94-kg category of weightlifting event at Rio Summer Olympic Games.

Rostami Grabs Iran’s First Medal, Breaks Own World Record

Iranian weightlifter Kianoush Rostami won the gold medal in the men’s 85-kg category at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games on August 12, 2016.

Iran’s Olympic Weight-Lifter Accompanied by 2 ISIS Elements in Rio Flight!

Behdad Salimi, the Iranian weightlifter and the gold medallist in previous Olympic Games, arrived in the Brazilian city of São Paulo as their flight...

Iranian Female Flag Bearer Competing in Rio Olympics and Paralympics

Hours after making her Olympic debut, Iranian archer Zahra Nemati carried her country's flag in the opening ceremony on Friday.

Opening Ceremony of Rio 2016 Olympics

The 2016 Summer Games was kicked off with the opening ceremony in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro on Friday night. 63 Iranian...