Friday , 3 April 2020

Sport

Ehsan Hadadi, Iran’s first Olympic track and field medalist, is infected with coronavirus

PayvandNews – The World Athletics has wished discus thrower Ehsan Hadadi success in his fight against the novel coronavirus infection. Ehsan Hadadi “We’ve received word that Iranian discus thrower @EhsanHadadi has tested positive for Coronavirus. We wish him a full and swift recovery,” the world governing body tweeted on Sunday. World Athletics✔@WorldAthletics We’ve received word that Iranian discus thrower @EhsanHadadi …

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Eleven Athletes In Iran Have Died Of Coronavirus Infection

Radiofarda – More than ten current and former Iranian athletes have fallen victim to novel coronavirus, according to data collected by Radio Farda. The local sports federations’ channels on Telegram, the most popular messaging app in Iran, have been crammed in recent days with posts commemorating prominent active and veteran athletes. Elham Sheikhi, Iranian female footballer, died after being infected …

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Siamand Rahman, World’s Strongest Paralympian, Dies at 32

The strongest ever Paralympian, Siamand Rahman, passed away at the age of 32 on Sunday. Rahman died after suffering a heart attack at the Nabi-akram Hospital in Oshnavieh, West Azarbaijan province. Siamand RahmanBorn 21 March 1988 in Oshnavieh, Iran| Died 1 March 2020 (aged 31) in Oshnavieh, Iran Powerlifting superstar Rahman, a two-time gold medalist in London 2012 and Rio 2016, was preparing to win …

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FIFA Demands Iran Allow Women To Attend All Football Matches

Radiofarda – In a new letter addressed to the Islamic Republic authorities the international soccer body FIFA says Iranian women have to be allowed to enter all football stadiums across the country to watch men’s matches. According to the local news websites, “House of Football” and “Mashreq News,” in the letter FIFA has stressed that the Football Federation of the …

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‘Protest Migration’ Of Athletes Serious Challenge, Iran Olympic Chairman Says

radiofarda – The Chairman of Iran’s Olympic Committee says “protest migration” of Iranian athletes and elite is “extremely worrying” and a “serious challenge to the country at present and in the future”. In a note published on the website of Iran’s National Olympic Committee on February 2, Reza Salehi-Amiri said emigration is a “social thermometer” and reveals the inadequacies and …

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Iranian Authorities Lied, Again

Radiofarda – After days of defiant statements, Iranian officials have relented to a decision by the Asian Football Federation to send their teams to “neutral” counties for championship games, following the downing of a Ukrainian airliner earlier this month. Leaving aside their initial threat to boycott the Asian Champions League, Iranians backed down yesterday and declared that they had reached …

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Meet the dismissed sports host who challenged Iran’s state TV

Al-Monitor – Adel Ferdosipour, one of Iran’s most popular sports hosts, has flexed his muscles against Iran’s hard-liner-controlled state TV by launching a new show on the internet.  Ferdosipour, chosen as one of “the 20 most powerful people in Iran” by Newsweek in 2009, had been a permanent fixture on Iran’s state TV for two decades. Twenty years ago, he kicked off his career with a …

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Iranian Female Sprinter Farzaneh Fasihi Dreams Of Reaching Olympics

PayvandNews – Female sprinter Farzaneh Fasihi, dubbed the Wind Girl, comes close to fulfilling her dream of reaching the Olympic Games. Fasihi has recently secured her place at the 2020 World Athletics Indoor Championships, running 7.29 second time in the 60 meters event. She has become the first Iranian woman to participate at the World Athletics Indoor Championships. Iranian sprinter …

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Iran Banned From Hosting International Soccer

rferl.org – Iranian teams have been banned from playing international matches on Iranian soil, the Islamic republic’s football federation said on January 17. It said the decision was made by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and announced in a letter. Iranian football officials did not say if the decision was related to the accidental shoot-down of a Ukrainian jetliner last …

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Iran’s Only Female Olympic Medalist Says She’s Permanently Left Country

RFL/RE – Kimia Alizadeh, Iran’s only female Olympic medalist, says she has permanently left the country, decrying what she called the “injustice” and “hypocrisy” of an Iranian political system that uses and humiliates athletes for political purposes. “Should I start with hello, goodbye, or condolences?” she wrote on Instagram on January 11.The 21-year-old Alizadeh, who won a bronze medal in taekwondo at …

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