Iran wins International Karate Championships

(IranSportsPress.com-IRNA) – The So-Kyokushin championships was held with the attendance of 10 foreign and 2 Iranian teams in Ahvaz on Feb 28-March 2. Iran, Pakistan, the UAE, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Zimbabwe, Brazil Japan, Kuwait Kurdistan, and Iraq participated in the event. In women section, Afghanistan and Sulaymaniyah teams ranked second and third, and in male

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FIFA told by Iran eventually women will be allowed at games

(IranSportsPress.com- AP Rob Harris) – FIFA is still waiting for Iran to allow women into soccer matches, and still resisting sanctioning the country. Just like predecessor Sepp Blatter five years ago, FIFA President Gianni Infantino has returned from a trip to Tehran with a reassurance from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that women won’t be shut

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Iranian Wrestling Officials Quit Over Israel Policy

(IranSportsPress.com-AFP) – The head of Iran’s wrestling federation has resigned after criticizing the authorities for letting athletes be punished because of the country’s ban on facing Israeli opponents. In a letter published on the federation’s website on February 28, Rasoul Khadem suggested he had been forced from his post, saying that “apparently it is not

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Lozano’s men rejoice first win vs. Cuba

(IranSportsPress.com | MNA) – Iran’s national volleyball squad has gained the first blood by winning distraught Cuba to help heal the wounds of the match against Poland. Lozano’s men were Saeid Marouf, Milad Ebadipour, Seyed Mohammad Mousavi, Adel Gholami, Farhad Ghaemi, Shahram Mahmoudi, and Mehdi Marandi (as libero). Their rival Cuba was not in level of

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Iran’s Second judoka eliminated in Rio

(IranSprotsPress.com | MNA) – Iran’s second judoka has been defeated by his Belgian rival only to be eliminated in the first match. On Thursday, Javad Mahjoub faced Toma Nikiforov in the second round after an off draw in the first in men’s -100kg category. Nikiforov, the 9th seed of the world ranking was a difficult fight

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Abedini just short of bronze medal

(IranSportsPress.com | MNA) – Iran’s only fencer who has been a surprise by defeating world’s great figures has just come short of a medal for Iran’s delegation. Mojtaba Abedini who was a novelty and defeated all his preliminary rivals of prestige was keeping hopes for Iranian delegation as well as nation at home for a medal

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Iran Freestyle Team Draws with USA at World Cup

(IranSportsPress.com – Tasnim) – Iranian national wrestling team has been drawn along with host USA, Azerbaijan, and India in the Freestyle World Cup. Russia, Georgia, Turkey and Mongolia form Group A. USA will host the Men’s Freestyle World Cup in June 11 and 12 at The Forum in Los Angeles. The Greco-Roman World Cup will

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Iranian junior wrestlers runner-up at world championship

(PressTV) – Iran’s audibly-challenged junior Greco-Roman wrestlers have finished as the overall vice champion at the 2016 World Deaf Wrestling Cadet and Junior Greco-Roman Championship in Tehran, and landed in the second position at the end of the international tournament. On Monday, Alireza Daneshyar overpowered a representative from Azerbaijan and snatched Iran’s sole junior medal

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Tractor Sazi Thrashes Esteghlal in Iran Professional League

Tasnim) – Tractor Sazi of Tabriz football team defeated Esteghlal 4-1 in the Iranian Professional League (IPL) in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium on Sunday. Saman Nariman Jahan scored a hat trick and Edinho scored one goal for Tractor Sazi. Nariman Jahan was on target in the 6th minute but Omid Ebrahimi cancelled out his goal in

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