Athlete Profile: 2016 Mr. Olympia athlete; Arash Rahbar

Siddique Farooqi (ISP) —–  Iranian-American professional bodybuilder Arash Rahbar will be taking the stage at the 2016 Mr. Olympia competition, bodybuilding’s Crown Jewel event, this weekend in Las Vegas as Iran’s brightest hope at a top-3 finish. Rahbar, who has been competing professionally since 2014, will be going into the contest riding a wave of

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Iranian businessman offers cash donations to Iranian & U.S Wrestlers

(By: Aaron Falk — Utah Tribune) Khosrow Semnani was never a wrestler, but when he discovered his favorite sport’s future at the Olympics was pinned against the mat, the Utah businessman helped turn a dire situation into a victory. Now Semnani is headed to Brazil, knowing that wrestling’s future at the Olympics is again secure —

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AFC asks Team Melli to extend its stay by 24 hours

Note: Article Updated 1:15 EST with additional information/bs (IranSportsPress.com) – According to Iranian State television, IRIB 3, the Asian Football Conference has asked the Iranian national team to extend its stay in Australia until Monday, after a formal complaint was filed by the Iranian Football Federation in regards to doping allegations on Iraq’s Alaa Abdul-Zahra who

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Iran wins 2014 Greco-Roman Wrestling World Championships

PressTV —  National Iranian Greco-Roman wrestling team has clinched the title of the 2014 Wrestling World Championships. The Iranian Greco-Roman team won the World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on Sunday for the first time with 42 points. In the 59kg category, London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist, Hamid Souriyan defeated Mingiyan Semenov from Russia

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Iran take historic straight set win over Poland to reach the World League Final Six for the first time

FIVB — Iran booked a birth in the World League Final Six for the first time in their volleyball history after a 3-0 home victory over Poland ensured them the second place in Pool A behind Italy. Iran outplayed the visitors in straight sets (25-22, 25-20. 25-22) at the Azadi Sports Complex in Tehran. Iran got

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Pooladi trailing Muller to top Castrol player rating index

Fifa.com —    Thomas Muller has already attracted plenty of back-page headlines in this FIFA World Cup™ so it is no surprise to see the Germany forward at the head of the Castrol Edge Statistical Index at the end of the first set of group-stage matches. Muller’s treble against Portugal in Germany’s comprehensive opening Group

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