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Iranian women officially begin biking activities
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Iranian women officially begin biking activities

As from yesterday, women have officially begun their motorbike practices at the Azadi [Freedom] racetrack. The Azadi motocross track opened for women some months ago to take the freedom road and quench years of thirsting for thrills and excitement by performing acrobatic stunts with 10-meter high jumps. Yesterday saw the jumpstart of official motorbike practices for women at the Azadi track. Training courses will also be held here.

WorldSoccer names Iran 2nd top team
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WorldSoccer names Iran 2nd top team

In the final hours of 2017, WorldSoccer magazine has announced its list of top teams in the world. Iran’s National Team Melli has been named as the best team in Asia and takes a shared second rank as the second best team in the world. Real Madrid tops the list with 57 votes. Iran’s national team took second place with two votes alongside Brazil, Germany, Iceland, and Monaco.

Hassan Yazdani one of three world wrestlers
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Hassan Yazdani one of three world wrestlers

The World Wrestling Federation has picked Hassan Yazdani from Iran as one of the world’s top three wrestlers in 2017. According to the Federation site, Helen Morales from the US in the female 58 kg weight class, Yasmin Adar from Turkey in the female 75 kg weight class, and Hassan Yazdani in the 86 kg men’s freestyle were chosen as the most valuable wrestlers of 2017.  

Iranian girls went for Asian gold
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Iranian girls went for Asian gold

Iranian athletes have bagged gold at the 10th Asian Airgun Championships in Japan. The 10th Asian Airgun Championships are in Japan was inaugurated on 8 December 2017 in Wako-Saitama, Japan, in the men’s and women’s categories, in the three age groups of senior, junior, and youth events.  

Iran world para powerlifting champion
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Iran world para powerlifting champion

Mexico City 2017 Para Sport Festival has wrapped up with Iran ranking first in the men’s section, and China in the men and women’s section. The Iranian team participated at the Paralymics with only 14 men’s teams. It bagged three gold, four silver, and one bronze medals to win the men’s title.  

Iran Para Taekwondo World Champions
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Iran Para Taekwondo World Champions

The Iranian Para Taekwondo team has taken home four gold and one bronze medals to win the 7th World Para Taekwondo Championships. On the last day of the championships in Portugal, Saeid Sadeghian in the under 61kg and Ahmad Narimani in the 75kg weight category won gold medals.  

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Tesla and Volvo seek out 10-year old Iranian inventor

2018/01/06

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.

Iran, US should opt long term relations

2017/10/22

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.

German Schiller Group Concert in Tehran

2017/11/14

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.  

Cooking Tour for Persian dishes

2017/08/16

Two young girls by the names of Shirin Tahanan and Matin Lashkari are the initiators of a delicious cooking tour in Tehran. Shirin cooks and Matin organizes the tour.  

New find in Persepolis

2017/08/20

The newly discovered gates in Persepolis will soon be turned into a museum site once all the protective and safety measures have been completed.

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“Golestan Palace Anthem” registered as national heritage

2018/04/19

Golestan Palace Chief has announced that the hymn composed by a French musician 140 years ago in this historic complex will be registered as the “Golestan Palace Anthem” and a national heritage.  

Jahanbakhsh – Dutch league team MVP

2018/04/19

Iranian football star, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, has played his most brilliant game yet at the Dutch premier league games. The young footballer from Iran’s Team Melli was able to score three goals in mins 12, 46, and 53 against the Vitesse team to play a very special part in the AZ Alkmaar club’s 4-3 win, taking it into the UEFA Champions League.  

36th Fajr Int’l Film Festival Opens in Tehran

2018/04/19

The 36th Fajr Int’l Film Festival opened in Tehran last night with a cake celebrating 120 years of Iranian cinema and the screening of “Beyond the clouds” by Majid Majidi at the Felestine cinema theater.  

Dowlatabadi crosses the book publication license bridge

2018/04/19

An encouraging piece of news these days, ahead of the Tehran Int’l Book Fair, is the issuing of a long-awaited license for the publication of a novel by renowned Iranian author, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, about the war. After ten years of waiting in the ranks, his book will now be on display at the Book Fair in the capital.  

Araghchi: All options are on the table

2018/04/19

The Foreign Ministry’s Political Deputy said: “We are ready to defend the interests of the IR of Iran against every move by the US President.” Seyed Abbas Araghchi has travelled to Rome to meet with European officials. He added: “The US President is swimming against the tide of international norms. The international community is presently trying to deal with this. We are in close contact with them and will not allow the interests of the IR of Iran to dwindle amid his moves. We are well placed to defend ourselves and are ready to deal with every scenario.”