Saturday , 4 December 2021

Sport

Judo: Iran’s Saeid Mollaei wins gold at 2019 Hohhot Grand Prix

PayvandNews – Iranian judoka, Saeid Mollaei, has underscored his supremacy in the under-81kg Judo weight category after claiming gold in the 2019 Hohhot Grand Prix in China.View image on Twitter 2019 Judo World Championships [email protected] Saeid Mollaei repeats Worlds final win over Fujiwara https://judoinside.com/news/3379/Saeid_Mollaei_repeats_Worlds_final_win_over_Fujiwara … #JudoHohhot2019 Quite a podium, only Muki is missing63:24 PM – May 25, 2019See 2019 Judo World …

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Marc Wilmots named coach of Iran national football team

PayvandNews – Belgian coach Marc Wilmots has been named as new head coach of Iran national football team, Mehdi Taj, the president of the Football Federation of Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI), said. The 50-year-old coach will take charge of Team Melli until the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Wilmots is reportedly asking for an annual salary of US$ 1.5 million …

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Hundreds Wounded After Scoreless Draw In Iran’s Super League

Radiofarda – Clashes that broke out between the fans of two Iranian soccer teams on Friday April 26 in Tehran have so far claimed one life and left as many as 300 people wounded. Match between Sepahan and Persepolis in Iran ended in bloody fights– 26 Apr 2019 Iran’s Emergency Service later announced that the death was caused by drug …

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Iran’s First Female Weightlifter Talks of Breaking Taboos

ifpnews – Although weightlifting has always been one of Iran’s medal-winning fields in the Olympic Games and Asian Games, almost all Iranians consider this as a male-dominated sport. But now the taboo is being broken. With the emphasis of the International Weightlifting Federation and the Iranian federation’s consultation with the Ministry of Sports, women’s weightlifting was officially started in Iran, …

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US to End Sanctions Waivers for Iranian Oil Importers

VOA — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce Monday the Trump administration is ending sanctions waivers for those importing Iranian oil. President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on Iran last year after he abandoned the 2015 international agreement that gave Iran sanctions relief in exchange for it limiting its nuclear activity. The sanctions are meant to pressure …

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Did female Iranian boxer fight for championship or asylum in France?

Al-Monitor – Sadaf Khadem had been interested in sports as a child in Iran in the 2000s. She began by playing basketball and then in her teenage years, added a punching bag to the makeshift gym in her family’s garage and finally convinced her parents to let her join a boxing club. Earlier this month, the 24-year-old Khadem won the …

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Brawl In Tabriz; Following Leading Local Soccer Team’s Defeat In Home Game

Radiofarda – A noisy fight broke out in the city of Tabriz on Friday, April 19, after the home soccer team lost its second consecutive game that significantly reduced its chance to win the Iranian Premier League Championship. On social media, some reminded that the clash was also fuelled by ethnic divides. Tabriz- Violence at the football stadium in Tabriz …

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Sadaf Khadem: Iranian female boxer halts return over arrest fears

BBC – An Iranian who became the first woman from her country to contest an official boxing match says she has cancelled her return home from France after hearing a warrant had been issued for her arrest. Sadaf Khadem beat the French boxer Anne Chauvin in an amateur bout on Saturday. She had planned to fly to Tehran with her …

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Football leaders stand by as human rights abuses pile up

HRW – Asian football is in a crisis. That’s because the leaders of the sport in Bahrain, Afghanistan and Iran are not effectively using their positions at the top of the football food chain to carry out FIFA’s new Human Rights Policy and to stop rights abuses against players, human rights defenders, and women. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani receiving a present from …

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Undercover: female football fans in Iran

theguardian -For nearly 40 years, Iranian women have been banned from watching stadium football matches. The photographer Forough Alaei, a World Press Photo winner in the sports category for her Crying for Freedom series, describes following the story of Zeinab, one of the first women to disguise herself as a man to watch matches by Forough Alaei Mon 15 Apr 2019 07.35 BSTShares2,191 It takes …

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