Iran Coin House has minted a 2018 FIFA World Cup coin for Iran’s presence at the games. 1009 Gold medal coins have the world cup design on them for Iran’s fifth presence at the games. An Iranian football legend can be seen on the back of the coin kicking a ball.
Following a one-year ban from competing at the Greco-Roman wrestling games, the gold medalist of the 2011 Istanbul World Championships and bronze medalist of the 2016 Rio Olympics has now stepped into the world of UFC boxing.
Former Iranian freestyle world wrestling champion, Mansour Mahdizadeh has been placed in the WWE Hall of Fame. The World Wrestling Federation has written to Iran’s Wrestling Federation to inform them that Mansour Mahdizadeh is now part of the Hall of Fame. He has three gold and one bronze world medals and an Asian Games gold medal. He ranked fourth at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
The Iranian U-21 women’s karate team has claimed the Asian championships title with 4 medals, while, the Iranian women’s futsal team also became champions of the 2018 AFC Women's Futsal Championship in Thailand.
Iran's sport has an active presence in the world these days. Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami, Iran's chess captain, became the champion of the 9th Nakhchivan Open 2018, Blitz chess tournament. And Daniel Arzani was placed on the initial list of 32 Australian players for the 2018 World Cup.
The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), a joint venture with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), has ranked the teams going to the World Cup in Russia. Iran has been placed 30th on the list.
Just before the 2018 Women's Asian Futsal Championship in Bangkok, the official AFC website has placed the star of women’s futsal in Iran, Fereshteh Karimi, on its list of top five influential players in these championships.
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
Following the news surrounding the ban on Iranian women attending stadiums, which also spilled over onto the 2018 World Cup, 18 Iranian women active in general and human rights have written a letter to FIFA asking for an end to the ban in Iran.
On June 22, Reuters reports from New Delhi that India is looking to revive a rupee trade mechanism to settle part of its oil payments to Iran, fearing foreign channels to pay Tehran might choke under pressure from U.S. sanctions, two government sources said.