After much debate about the possibility of Iranian wrestling being temporarily banned from the international arena for not facing Israeli athletes, placing pressures on Iran’s Wrestling Federation President, Rasul Khadem, he has announced his resignation from the Federation. His sudden departure has prompted group resignations by members of the freestyle and Greco Roman wrestling councils.
On Sunday 25 February 2018, the-afc.com writes that Persepolis’ run to the 2017 AFC Champions League semi-finals introduced Asian football fans to striker Mehdi Taremi who finished the campaign with seven goals, a tally bettered only by Al-Hilal’s Omar Khrbin and Brazilian duo Rafael Silva and Hulk.
Mahnaz Karimi, swimmer from Khuzestan Province, has broken the Middle East record in the “Helal” swimming pool in Ahvaz. Mahnaz Karimi swam for 25 hours nonstop without using her arms to break the record in Iran and the Middle East and add to the achievements of Iranian women athletes.
Iran’s National hockey team has made it to the top four list in the world for the second time. Following a 3-3 tie with Austria –second team in the world – which astonished all the experts in the field at the games, Iran now ranks second in the table due to the goal difference.
Record holder Sepideh Tavakoli wins gold at the Asian Indoor Athletics Championships in the women’s Pentathlon, breaking her own record. Competing in the pentathlon, Tavakoli managed to win the title and break her own record.
Iran's national beach soccer team defeated Spain's beach soccer team to win the title of the second Persian Beach Soccer Cup in Bushehr for the second consecutive year. On the last day of the Persian Cup international tournament, Iran's beach soccer team defeated Spain 4-2 at the Beach Stadium of Bushehr Tourist Village.
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.
Bloomberg reports that Iran says Venezuela and Iraq will join it in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week.
A historical site belonging to the fifth millennium BCE has been discovered in Iran’s southern Boushehr Province recently. Experts were sent to the area by the Cultural Heritage Department here following pottery finds by the locals.
“The Mermaid” by Masoud Aghababayan has won the Jury Award for Best Film at Qingdao Film Festival. The Qingdao International Film Festival which opened on 13 June with the participation of four Iranian films in China, ended last night.