The dream of refugee taekwondo fighters to participate in the Olympics

SOFIA, Bulgaria (7 May, 2021) – The first day of the European Qualification Tournament for Tokyo 2020 concluded in Sofia, Bulgaria today with eight countries claiming Olympic spots at the upcoming Olympic Games. Spain, Israel, Portugal, Hungary, France, Azerb. Two more athletes from Great Britain also qualified in an event that saw records tumble — Lee Reaney Vindication for Azerbaijan ... Read More »

Alireza Nikhbakht and his wife

Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht is a football coach and retired player. He has played for Aboomoslem, Esteghlal, Al-Wasl, Persepolis, Steel Azin, Saba Qom, Paykan, Damash Gilan, Khoneh Be Khoneh, and the national team for which he scored 14 goals in 73 appearances. Alireza Nikbakht Vahedi was born on July 30, 1980 in Mashhad. He was a professional football player and played ... Read More »

Friendly game between Esteghlal and Persepolis

Former and Persepolis football team midfielder Mehrdad Minavand passed away aged 45 Wednesday night after a battle with COVID-19. He started his career at Tehran based football club Pas in 1994 but joined Persepolis a year later. Read More »

Resort ski Tochal

The Dizin ski resort, high up in the snowy peaks above Tehran, is one example of the battlefields of Iran’s culture wars. The rules loosened here more than a decade ago. Men and women ski down the slopes together, and it’s a place where the enveloping black chador for women has been replaced by sleek ski outfits and designer sunglasses ... Read More »

NASCAR’s first female Arab-American driver

Toni Breidinger made history as the first Arab-American female driver to compete in a NASCAR national series after she made her debut at Daytona International Speedway over the weekend. The 21-year-old on Monday told CBS News it was “exciting” to be a trailblazer. Read More »

Kasia Lenhardt, model ex-girlfriend of soccer star

The model girlfriend of Jerome Boateng killed herself on her son’s sixth birthday just a week after her relationship with the German footballer imploded, it has been revealed.  Kasia Lenhardt, 25, was found dead at a luxury apartment thought to belong to Boateng in Berlin’s upmarket Charlottenborg neighbourhood on Tuesday night by police, and the death is not being treated ... Read More »

Former WWE superstar Gabbi Tuft comes out as transgender

Transgender former WWE star Gabbi Tuft has lifted the lid on the grueling steps she had to take to lose 190 pounds of weight and muscle mass during her transition into a woman. Tuft, known as Tyler Reks during her first four-year run with WWE, was released from the company in 2012 and retired from competition in 2014.  But, three years ... Read More »

Taekwondo Shahrbanoo Damghaninejhad

Shahrbanoo Damghani Nejad, born in December 1997 in the city of Rey, is a taekwondo athlete with a height of 183 meters. She studied interior architecture and has experience in three disciplines: judo, wrestling and taekwondo, and his goal is to win a gold medal in the Olympics. Read More »

Ronaldo films his latest Nike Commercial

One Cristiano Ronaldo usually provides enough difficulties for cameramen with his pace and movement on the park, so those filming Nike’s latest promotional material must have been cursing their luck to be greeted by two on set on Friday.Thankfully for them, it was only a body double they had to contend with, as the Portugal star took a back seat ... Read More »

Highest-paid footballers in 2020

It took FC Barcelona 105 years to win 64 trophies before Messi joined in 2005. In the past 16 years, he’s led the team to 34 trophy wins, a performance that has landed his name among the sport’s greats—and earned him $1 billion in pretax career earnings. This year, he dragged the soccer world through weeks of cliffhanger drama as ... Read More »