Yemen capital hosts first women’s pool tournament

The Yemeni capital Sanaa hosted its first women’s pool tournament this week since its takeover by Shiite rebels plunged the country into a devastating war.Organised by the women’s section of the Yemeni billiard sports federation, the tournament drew 16 participants, most of them in their 20s, ready to challenge the taboos of a deeply patriarchal society. Read More »

Commemoration of Nasser Hejazi

Nasser Hejazi (14 December 1949 – 23 May 2011), nicknamed “the legendary Iranian goalkeeper”, was a football player and coach who most notably played for Esteghlal FC (Taj). Read More »

Co-ed sporting gym is shutdown

A co-ed gym in Fereshteh Ave. area of the capital was shut down by the moral police. Having women and men working out next to each other which is not allowed by national laws. Ever wonder how people overseas feel about women only gyms? Read More »

The Women Behind The NFLs Biggest Stars

Julius Peppers and Claudia Sampedro Colombian model, Sampedro, has a health Instagram following of 2 million, who read her health and fitness blog and buy from her exercise clothing line. She’s become even more popular with her role on reality TV show ‘WAGs Miami,’ depicting her life of Carolina Panthers veteran, Peppers. Read More »

Sports that are no longer in the Olympics

The only horse long jump event took place in the 1900 Olympics in Paris. Most of the horses could reach at least 14 feet, and the winning jump was 20 feet. That’s still 9 feet and 4 inches less than the world record for a human long jump, however. Read More »

Runner nicknamed “fast as the Wind”

Running is a method of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot. Running is a type of gait characterized by an aerial phase in which all feet are above the ground (though there are exceptions). Read More »

The first ever women’s cross-country motorcycle race

Motorcycle racing is the motorcycle sport of racing motorcycles. Major genres include motorcycle road racing and off-road racing, both either on circuits or open courses, and track racing. Other categories include hill climbs, drag racing and land speed record trials. Read More »

Sara Bahmanyar, a member of the Women’s Karate Team

Sara Bahmanyar defeated all her rivals to advance to the final game of World Karate League 2019 underway in Japan on Sunday.Bahmanyar beat rivals from Croatia, Malaysia and Japan to reach the quarterfinal game of -50kg weight category. Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It developed from the indigenous Ryukyuan martial arts under the influence of ... Read More »

The first female weightlifter at the World Championships

Poupak Basami has made history here today by becoming the first woman for the national team to compete at an International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships. The 27-year-old, part of a four-strong women’s team, finished sixth in the women’s 55 kilograms D session after managing a total of 158kg. Read More »