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Iranian Villagers Defend Women’s Right to Go to Stadiums
A village in southern Iran made headlines after photos of a football match in the rural area went viral, showing female spectators watching the match and players defending women’s right to go to stadiums.
UWW Allows Iran to Host Wrestling World Cup 2018
The United World Wrestling has agreed to allow Iran to host the 2018 Men’s Greco-Roman Wrestling World Cup later this year, according to Iran’s wrestling federation.
Tehran Celebrates World Tai Chi, Qigong Day
A large crowd gathered in Niavaran Park north of the Iranian capital Tehran on Friday to mark the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day.
Iranian, American Girls Play “Friendly” Football Match in Italy
While US President Donald Trump has been making threats against Iran on a daily basis, the female footballers of Iran and the US played a friendly match to show the two nations are at peace with each other.
“Qatar May Use Iran’s Kish Island for 2022 FIFA World Cup”
Iran’s Sports Minister Massoud Soltanifar says Qatar can use the facilities of Kish Island in southern Iran for hosting the national teams competing in the football world cup in 2022.
Iran Unveils Rugs Woven for Rivals at 2018 FIFA World Cup
Iran has unveiled three rugs woven by highly-skilled Iranian artists to be gifted to Team Melli’s Group Stage rivals at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Iranian Zurkhaneh Sports Growing Popular in South Korea
In recent years, South Korea has shown its interest in developing the Zurkhaneh (Pahlavani) sports through the management of the issues related to this original Iranian sport across the Asian continent.
Persepolis Wins Iran Pro League Title for Second Consecutive Year
Persepolis FC, the most popular football team in Iran, has once again been crowned the champion of Persian Gulf professional league with three weeks to go until the end of the season.
Iran Holds First Women’s Triathlon National Championship
The first national triathlon championship was held in Tehran’s Azadi sports complex on Thursday, in the presence of International Triathlon Union President Marisol Casado.
Street Gymnastics Contest Held in Iranian Capital
The first edition of a gymnastics competition was recently held in the middle of the iconic Azadi Tower in central Tehran.
Iranian MP Calls for Removal of Ban on Playing against Israeli Athletes
An Iranian lawmaker says playing against Israeli opponents at international sports matches doesn’t necessarily mean the recognition of the Israeli regime, and the law that bans Iranians from competing against Israelis must be revised.
Iranian Midfielder Shojaei Closer to National Team More than Ever
Eight months after being dropped out of Iran’s national football team because of playing against an Israeli club, Iranian midfielder Masoud Shojaei is now highly likely to return to the Team Melli.
Iran’s Sabre Team Wins Silver Medal at World Cup
Iran men’s sabre team finished in second place at the World Cup Sabre de Wolodyjowski 2018 on Sunday.
Thrilling Weekend at Qom Paragliding Site
A paragliding site in the holy city of Qom near the Iranian capital of Tehran hosts the sport enthusiasts.
Street Diving Site Launched in Tehran
A site for street diving on a big air bag has been launched in Tehran, the capital of Iran, thanks to efforts by Iran’s Fast Forward team captain and world famous stunt professional Amir Badri.
Austria Ready to Provide Finance for Iran’s Mountain Tourism
Austria says it is prepared to provide finance for the development of mountain tourism in Iran given its great capacity to attract foreign tourists.
Iran’s Field Hockey Wins Bronze Medal at World Cup
The Iran men's national field hockey team has defeated the Australian squad at the 2018 Men's Indoor Hockey World Cup in Germany to claim the third place overall at the end of the prestigious international tournament.
Iran’s Qeshm Island Hosts 2nd Int’l Marathon Contest
The 2nd edition of an international marathon contest has been held in Iran's Qeshm Island, on the coasts of the Persian Gulf, with the participation of 348 runners from five countries.
PyeongChang Olympics Organizers Apologize to Iranian Athletes
The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games has extended official apology to Iranian olympians over its decision to exclude them from Samsung Electronics’ welcoming pack.
Iran May Ban Import of Samsung Products after Olympics Controversy
Iran has urged the Samsung Electronics to immediately apologize over its decision to deny Iranian athletes the free smartphones given as a gift to all Olympics athletes, otherwise the country may ban the import of all Samsung phones.
Iran Summons S. Korea Ambassador over Samsung’s ‘Immoral’ Move
The South Korean ambassador has been summoned to the Iranian foreign ministry over Samsung’s “immoral” decision to exclude Iranian athletes at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games from receiving its special gift under the pretext of international sanctions on Tehran.
Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Tarik-Darreh Ski Resort
Alvand or Tarik-Darreh ski resort, located 10 kilometres southwest of Ganj-Nameh road, Hamadan, is among the most popular Iranian pistes.
Slacklining Turning into Popular Sport in Iran
Slacklining, which refers to the act of walking or balancing along a suspended length of flat webbing that is tensioned between two anchors, is gaining great popularity among Iranian youths.
Iran’s Tabriz to Host Car Rally for Women from Muslim Countries
The Iranian city of Tabriz, the capital of Islamic tourism in 2018, is to host a car rally attended by women from Muslim countries in the coming months.
Tourists to Participate in Rally between Iran’s Mashhad, Iraq’s Karbala
A tourist rally is slated to be held in late February, 2018, along a 2,000-km route between two holy cities in Iran and Iraq.