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Rouhani “Promises” Women will be allowed to attend Football

By John Lee. President Hassan Rouhani will reportedly allow women in Iran to attend football matches. The move follows the arrest of 35 women who tried to attend the Esteqlal vs Persepolis match on 1st March, causing international outrage. According to a report from The Independent, FIFA President Gianni Infantino told reporters following a meeting with Mr Rouhani: “I […]

Video: Iran hails First Woman Olympic Medallist

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran cheered on Kimia Alizadeh as she became the first Iranian woman ever to win an Olympic medal, with President Hassan Rouhani leading the praise over her taekwondo bronze.

Foreign Firms Vie to Invest in Iran’s Sports Market

International sports companies are seeking to gain a foothold in Iran’s untapped economy following the removal of sanctions, a report said. Sports marketing experts believe Iran’s rich sporting culture is now primed for international companies looking to make their mark on the country’s nearly 80 million people, eturbonews website reported. “It (Iran) has suddenly become […]