Sunday , 5 December 2021


Iranian Soccer Stars Call For End To Ban On Women Spectators

RFL/RE – Two prominent Iranian footballers have called for lifting a ban on women attending major men’s sports events, adding to pressure from women’s rights activists long battling the prohibition. Ali Karimi, who is widely regarded as one of the best Iranian players of all time, expressed hope on July 10 that “the conditions are set with the help of” President …

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Iranian Women: Zahra Inche Dargahi elected as Iran’s Gymnastic Federation president

PayvandNews – Zahra Inche Dargahi was elected as the President of the Iran’s Gymnastic Federation.  Inche Dargahi received 24 votes (out of 44) in the presidential elections held at the Iran’s Academy Olympic on Monday. Zahra Inche Dargahi Shervin Asbaghian and Habib Nozohouri came second and third with 12 and 4 votes respectively. Reza Mohammad Kazemi also received 4 votes. Inche …

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Iran finishes third in 2017 World Taekwondo Championships

PayvandNews – Iran men’s national taekwondo team has put in convincing performances at the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships in South Korea, and ranked third at the end of the high-status international event. On Friday, the Iranian team stood on the third podium, having garnered 46 points. Iranian taekwondo practitioner Mirhashem Hosseini The South Korean men’s national taekwondo team finished first …

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Iran qualifies for 2018 World Cup after defeating Uzbekistan 2-0

PayvandNews – Iran’s national football team has blanked Uzbekistan with two goals to be the second country that has booked tickets for the 2018 World Cup, scheduled to be held next summer in Russia. Iran and Uzbekistan national football teams before the game Carlos Queiroz’s squad secured their place in the 2018 World Cup after the Monday night match in …

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FIVB Volleyball World League: Ghafour on fire as Iran upset world champs Poland

PayvandNews – Pesaro, Italy, June 4, 2017 – Amir Ghafour was the leading scorer for Iran in upsetting the reigning world champions in a 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Leaguematch in Italy. In their third match of this campaign, the Asian squad finally achieved their  first victory – 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 23-25, 22-25) against Poland. Watch Video Ghafour contributed 19 points to Iran’s win. Mohammadjavad …

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Former athletes under fire in Tehran City Council elections

Al-monitor – Late last year, Mansour Pourheidari, a former member of Iran’s national soccer team and a veteran coach, succumbed to cancer. Hours after his death on Nov. 4, former world wrestling champion (1998) and Tehran City Council member Abbas Jadidi was seen posing next to Pourheidari’s body in a picture posted online. The photo unleashed a wave of criticism on Persian-language social media networks, …

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Iranian Authorities Block Attempts by Gold Medalist’s Husband to Stop Her From Competing Abroad

CHRI – For the second time, Iranian authorities have allowed two-time Iranian Paralympic gold medalist Zahra Nemati to travel abroad to compete despite her estranged husband’s attempts to force her to stay home. According to Article 18 of Iran’s Passport Law, a married woman needs her husband’s permission to travel abroad. “You cannot do something for selfish reasons to endanger the interests of the nation,” said Nemati …

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Iran upsets Japan to win Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship title

PayvandNews – The national Iranian volleyball team has lifted the trophy at the conclusion of the 2017 Asian Men’s U23 Volleyball Championship following a resounding victory over Japan in the final showdown of the tournament in the northwestern Iranian city of Ardabil. On Tuesday evening, the hosts triumphed over their East Asian counterparts 3-0 (27-25, 26-24 and 25-20) in an …

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