Rio Welcomes World, Opens Olympics with Celebration

(IranSportsPress.com | Tasnim)- Brazil welcomed the world Friday to the first Olympic Games in South America with officially opening the games in a colorful ceremony at Rio’s Maracana stadium. In a video preceding the show, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the games “celebrate the best of humanity” and appealed for an Olympic truce, calling on “all

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Next Iranian Superstar? Yazdani Charati Scores 45 Points At World Cup

(IranSportsPress.com | FLO Wrestling) – We became aware of Iran’s Hassan Yazdanichariti when he downed one of the United States biggest stars, Aaron Pico.After he took out Pico, he made the jump to the senior level at 70kg, where he took out another star American wrestler, James Green, en route to a world silver medal.

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Post-Olympic Berth Fever Continues In Iran

(IranSportsPress.com | Volleyverse) – Iran’s success at WOQT in Japan gives the team first perks, as Iranians are awarded in their homeland for making a history in Iranian sport. The team and coaching staff were acknowledged by the Ministry of Sport and Iranian NOC, while some players had the entire cities in cheers for their

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Iran’s Volleyball coach Raul Lozano: I can’t promise a medal at Olympics

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes)- Iran national volleyball team head coach Raul Lozano believes that winning a medal at 2016 Rio Olympics will be amazing but he cannot promise it will happen at the tournament. Last week, Iran volleyball team made history by earning its first-ever Olympic Games qualification for 52 years in Tokyo, Japan. “I’m extremely happy that

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Home games will help development of basketball in Iran, says Bauermann

(IranSportsPress.com | FIBA) – Iran’s national team head coach Dirk Bauermann has welcomed FIBA’s new competition system and the changes it brings along with open arms. The German play-caller, who days ago helped Iran win the WABA Championship for the sixth time, is currently in the Philippines where his team will play a tune-up game

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Iran volleyballers beat Japan in Rio 2016 qualifier

(IranSportsPress.com | PressTV) – Iran’s national volleyball team beat Japan Wednesday at the Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament. The Iranian outfit beat the Japanese opponent 3-1 (25-20, 19-25, 25-22 and 27-25) in a fixture staged at the world-class Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in the Japanese capital. Volleyball players from both teams started the match energetically, and

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Iran volleyball team defeats Poland in friendly match

(IranSportsPress.com | TehranTimes) – The Iranian volleyball team beat Poland 3-1 (23-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-19) in a friendly match in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday. Raul Lozano’s men had defeated China 3-2 on Sunday. The friendly matches are as part of Iran’s preparation for the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tokyo, Japan. Iran will open the

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In taekwondo, South Korea and Iran are friendly rivals

(IranSportsPress.com | Koreaherald) – South Korea is the birthplace of taekwondo and the martial art has become a dominant force in international sports including the Olympics. But if there is an Asian country that can beat South Korea at its own game, it is Iran. Despite Iran’s prowess on the arena that make it such

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