International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Women's Commission chair Ursula Garza Papandrea has expressed her delight at seeing an Iranian female team at the World Championships here.
Hosts Iran reached the final of the Asian Men’s Volleyball Championships today with victory over the only unbeaten side in the competition, South Korea.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has demanded that Iran end its ban on women attending football matches.
Poupak Basami has made history here today by becoming the first Iranian woman to compete at an International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships.
The International Judo Federation (IJF) has announced a protective suspension of the Iran Judo Federation, following pressure applied to judoka Saeid Mollaei at the World Championships to avoid facing an Israeli athlete.
Defending champions Japan end preliminary stage with perfect record at Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship
Reigning champions Japan completed the preliminary round with a perfect record at the Asian Men's Volleyball Championship after beating Chinese Taipei 3-1 to finish top of Pool B.
Having only written about the Iranian ban on women entering football stadiums two weeks ago, I was not expecting to get back to the topic so soon.
Japan start title defence with flourish as India shock Kazakhstan in Asian Men's Volleyball Championship
Japan, bidding for a third Asian Men's Volleyball Championship in a row at this year's event in Iran, got their campaign off to a formidable start with a convincing win against Hong Kong China, as unseeded India shocked second seeds Kazakhstan.
Human rights groups have criticised FIFA for failing to end Iran's ban on women entering stadiums after the suicide of a female football fan.
National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran President Syed Reza Salehi Amiri has claimed Saeid Mollaei would be greeted “like a champion” if he returned to the country, despite the judoka saying he had been threatened.
Former world champion Saeid Mollaei has revealed he is seeking asylum after confirming Iranian officials threatened to hurt him and his family if he did not withdraw or deliberately lose at the International Judo Federation (IJF) World Championships last week.
Iran has had a mixed week in the sporting world. It began with reports that the country's 40-year ban on women attending football matches is set to end in October, before culminating with an Iranian judoka causing great consternation for the International Judo Federation (IJF).
Iran will reportedly allow women to watch a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match in October, ending a ban which has been in place since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Iran won men's team gold on day to of the World Taekwondo World Cup Team Championships in Wuxi in China.
Czech Republic delivered a major shock at the International Volleyball Federation Boys' Under-19 World Championship, defeating defending champions Iran in straight sets in Tunisia.