OFFICIAL: Igor Kolakovic named Iran Volleyball head coach

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Igor Kolakovic has been named as new head coach of Iran national volleyball team on Sunday. The 51-year-old trainer has signed a two-year deal with the Iranian federation with an option of two more years. Bulgarian Radostin Stoychev was also a candidate to take charge of the Iranian volleyball team. Kolakovic was the coach

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Iran Bans Travel of US Wrestlers to Iran

(IranSportsPress.com | ABC) – Iran on Friday banned U.S. wrestlers from participating in the Freestyle World Cup competition this month in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order forbidding visas for Iranians, the official IRNA news agency reported. A senior Iranian cleric vowed, meanwhile, that his country would continue its missile program, despite threats from

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Wrestler Jordan Burroughs: World Cup event in Iran also about diplomacy

(IranSportsPress.com | ABCNews) – There is no place five-time world champion Jordan Burroughs enjoys competing more than wrestling-crazed Iran. The passion of the fans and level of competition is unmatched anywhere in the world. So you can imagine his concern this weekend when the Iranian Foreign Ministry responded to Donald Trump’s immigration ban by saying

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Tennessee's J.P. Prince gestures against Michigan State during the second half of their NCAA Midwest Regional college basketball game in St. Louis, Missouri, March 28, 2010.  REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

Two Americans Basketball players who play in Iran are unable to return to country

(IranSportsPress.com-Yahoo)- Two American basketball players, Joseph Jones and J.P. Prince, are stranded in Dubai after Iran’s decision to ban U.S. citizens prevented them from returning to the country where they play professionally, Eric Fleisher, the agent for both players, told The Vertical. Iran’s ban of U.S. citizens was in retaliation to President Donald Trump’s executive order

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Iran candidate for hosting 2019 world wrestling champinship

(IranSportsPress.com-IRNA)- Iran’s Wrestling Federation wants to host free-style and Greco-Roman competitions of 2019 world wrestling championship. ‘The request has been accepted by Wrestling Federation’s Presiding Board in a meeting which was held with the attendance of members of the Presiding Board and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Masoud Soltanifar and his support of hosting

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Iranian International Grandmaster Sara Khadem: Chess has a great future in Iran

(IranSportsPress.com-Aljazeera)- Sarasadat Khademalsharieh, better known as Sara Khadem, is a 19-year-old chess player from Iran who holds the titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster. Like most other chess players, Khadem took up chess at an early age. She was eight when she first touched a chess board. Four years later, she was a world champion,

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Kianoush Rostami Nominated for ‘Lifter of the Year’ Award

(IranSportsPress.com-Tasnim)- Kianoush Rostami from Iran has been nominated for “Jenő Boskovics Lifter of the Year Trophies for 2016”. Rostami won a gold medal in the 85kg weight category at the Rio Olympics. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has announced the nominees for the prestigious awards. Six male and six female weightlifters have been nominated for

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Paralympian Siamand Rahman shortlisted for 2017 Laureus Award

(IranSportsPress.com-Paralympic.org)- Six Paralympians who, between them, won 22 medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2017 Laureus Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award. This shortlist includes Belarussian S13 swimmer Ihar Boki who left Rio 2016 as the most decorated athlete after winning six golds and one bronze

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Iranian freestyle wrestler Hasan Yazdani named as world’s best wrestler in 74 kg

(IranSportsPress.com-PressTV)- Iranian freestyle wrestlers Hassan Yazdani Charati has been elected as the world’s best athlete in the 74-kilogram category in the final United World Wrestling rankings for 2016, thanks to the mix of prime hand-to-hand combat skills and complex tactics he adeptly employed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 22-year-old Iranian sportsman claimed the top spot of the weight class, standing

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Iran indoor field hockey team crowned Croatian Indoor Cup champion

(IranSportsPress.com-TehranTimes)- Iran hockey team celebrated a glorious innings by lifting the Croatia Indoor Cup 2017 following a 5-4 victory over the host nation in the final. The Iranians got off their campaign here with a resounding 20-0 demolition of Slovenia in the opening match, courtesy of a six-goal strike by Abbas Aroei, and hat-tricks from

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