Rio Olympics



  • Rouhani boasts low costs of healthcare in his administration 2017-03-04 12:51


    Sports should provide hope for nation

    TEHRAN, Mar. 04 (MNA) – President Hassan Rouhani had hailed sports as a parameter of national glory especially in international competitions.

  • کیانوش رستمی - وزنه برداری 2017-01-14 10:03

    Rostami nominated for ‘Best Lifter of 2016’

    TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (MNA) – Iranian weightlifting champion Kianoush Rostami has been nominated by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for Best Lifter of the Year 2016.

  • Zahra Nemati 2017-01-01 13:17

    Nemati named second best archer of Rio 2016

    TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) – World Archery, in its round-up of the top moments of 2016, named Iran’s Zahra Nemati as the second best performer of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

  • کیانوش رستمی وزنه‌برداری دسته ۸۵ کیلوگرم المپیک 2016-12-10 14:09

    Iran to vie at Asian Weightlifting Clubs C’ship

    TEHRAN, Dec. 10 (MNA) – Three weightlifting clubs will represent Iran at the 2016 Asian clubs Championship for weightlifting to convene in Qatar.

  • علیرضا فغانی 2016-11-20 12:47

    Faghani receives AFC 'Referee of the Year' award

    TEHRAN, Nov. 20 (MNA) – Iran’s men’s trio comprising Alireza Faghani as well as assistant referees Reza Sokhandan and Mohammad Reza Mansouri received AFC Special Awards for Referees in 2016.

  • rostami 2016-10-19 09:48

    Rostami’s London Olympics bronze to turn into silver

    TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Kianoush Rostami's London Olympics bronze medal is set to be upgraded to silver.

  • فوتبال- فغانی 2016-10-18 13:15

    Faghani wins AFC Referee of the Year 2016 award

    TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) – Alireza Fghani has received AFC Special Awards for Referees in 2016, along with assistant referees and compatriots Reza Sokhandan and Mohammdreza Mansouri.

  • 6th Mehr Vision 2016-10-10 10:54

    6th edition of ‘Mehr Vision’ reviews region’s top events

    TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (MNA) – Mehr News English Service has published the sixth edition of ‘Mehr Vision,’ a monthly review of news and analyses of Iran and the region.

  • والیبال نشسته 2016-09-17 11:39

    Iran sitting volleyball team routs Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Sep. 17 (MNA) – Iranian sitting volleyball players defeated host Brazil in three straight sets in semi-final match at the fifteenth Summer Paralympic Games.

  • yazdani 2016-09-10 13:30

    Yazdani atop UWW freestyle rankings

    TEHRAN, Sep. 10 (MNA) – Iranian freestylers Hassan Yazdani appeared on top of new UWW rankings at the Rio with gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

  • تقدیر از مدال آوران المپیک۲۰۱۶ ریو 2016-09-05 09:03

    By: Mohsen Norouzifard

    Commemoration of Rio medal winners

    TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (MNA) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani commemorated Rio Olympics medal winners, including Kimia Alizadeh, Hassan Yazdani and Kianoush Rostami.

  • کراپ‌شده - سید ابراهیم رئیسی 2016-09-03 20:03

    AQR custodian congratulates Rio Olympic delegation

    MASHHAD, Sep. 03 (MNA) – Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi has issued a message to hail athletes, medalists, and diligent coaches of Imam Reza (AS) Delegation who participated in Rio 2016 Olympics.

  • دیدار تیم ملی والیبال ایران و مصر در المپیک 2016 ریو 2016-08-30 11:34

    Iran climbs to 7th place in FIVB World Ranking

    TEHRAN, Aug. 30 (MNA) – Iran’s national volleyball team has made a historic move to seventh place in the latest FIVB Men’s Senior World Ranking.

  •  مسابقات تکواندو بانوان وزن ۵۷ کیلوگرم المپیک ریو ۲۰۱۶ 2016-08-28 16:23

    By: Marjohn Sheikhi

    Kimia’s bronze shines golden in Iranian women’s eyes

    TEHRAN, Aug. 28 (MNA) – Kimia Alizadeh, an 18-year-old taekwondoka, made history in Iran women’s sports as she became the first Iranian women to ever win a medal at the Olympic Games.

  • بازگشت کاروان کشتی آزاد ایران از مسابقات المپیک ریو 2016 2016-08-25 13:30

    By: Mohammadreza Abbasi

    Rio freestyle wrestling delegation arrives in Tehran

    TEHRAN, Aug. 25 (MNA) – Iran’s Rio freestyle wrestling delegation has arrived at Imam Khomeini International Airport in early morning hours of Thursday, received lavish welcome by the public and officials. They had won single gold, single silver, and single bronze medals.

  • Leader receives Parliamentarians 2016-08-23 14:24

    Leader honors Rio Olympic delegation

    TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (MNA) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution has issued a message to hail Iran’s Rio Olympic delegation especially medalist athletes.

  • faghani 2016-08-23 13:22

    AFC president hails Iran’s Rio 2016 referees

    TEHRAN, Aug. 23 (MNA) – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president, in a message, has praised the Asian match official at Rio Olympics and, in particular, Iranian football referees.

  •  استقبال مردمی از قاسم رضایی دارنده مدال برنز مسابقات المپیک 2016-08-23 12:11

    By: Majid Nikjoo

    Rio bronze medalist welcomed in home

    AMOL, Aug. 23 (MNA) – Ghasem Rezaei who won Iran’s second bronze medal at the Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games was welcomed in Amol, Mazandaran province.

  • مراسم استقبال از سهراب مرادی دارنده مدال طلا مسابقات وزنه برداری دسته 94 کیلوگرم المپیک ریو 2016 2016-08-23 10:34

    By: Abbas Poustindouz

    Iran's Rio 2016 gold winner returns home

    ISFAHAN, Aug. 23 (MNA) – Iranian weightlifter Sohrab Moradi who grabbed Iran's second gold medal at Rio 2016, returned home in Isfahan and thousands of people turned out to welcome him on Monday.

  • larijani 2016-08-22 16:59

    Larijani acclaims Rio medal winners

    TEHRAN, Aug. 21 (MNA) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, in a message, has applauded achievements of honored Iranian athletes at Rio 2016 Olympics.

  • رژه کاروان ایران در المپیک ریو 2016-08-22 09:17

    Iran’s Olympic squad finishes 25th with 8 medals

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 22 (MNA) – The Iranian sports caravan managed to collect eight medals in 2016 Rio Olympic Games in order to finish 25th in the final standings table.

  • رضا یزدانی کشتی آزاد 2016-08-22 08:55

    By: Mehdi Zare'

    Last day of freestyle wrestling at Rio

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 22 (MNA) – In the last weight category of Rio freestyle wrestling, 97 kg, Reza Yazdani, called Iran's leopard, bid a bitter farewell to Rio Olympics 2016 with no medal on his chest.

  • رضا یزدانی کشتی آزاد 2016-08-21 21:09

    Iran’s freestylers hopeful for a bronze in last minutes

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 21 (MNA) – In the last two weight categories of Rio freestyle wrestling, Iran’s Reza Yazdani has found a second chance for bronze medal while Meisam Nasiri conceded a defeat in the very first round to be eliminated.

  • سجاد مردانی - تیم ملی تکواندو ایران 2016-08-21 10:26

    By: Mehdi Zare'

    Men's Taekwondo over-80kg events at Rio 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 21 (MNA) – Iran's Sajjad Mardani who had a good start in his first match, ended up defeated in second round by Mahama Cho from the United Kingdom, on Saturday night.

  • کمیل قاسمی - کشتی آزاد 2016-08-21 08:59

    Ghasemi vice-champion in 125kg freestyle

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 21 (MNA) – Iranian heavyweight wrestler Komeil Ghasemi conceded a defeat against his Russian rival though he bagged silver of Men's freestyle 125kg wrestling event in Rio Olympics.

  • کمیل قاسمی کشتی آزاد 2016-08-21 08:55

    By: Mehdi Zare’

    Rio freestyle wrestling; 125 kg class

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 21 (MNA) – Freestyle wrestlers of 125 kg class at Rio Olympics 2016 fight on Saturday and Iran’s Ghasemi won over his Canadian rival 5-2.

  • کمیل قاسمی - کشتی آزاد 2016-08-21 00:30

    Video: Ghasemi crushes US wrestler in 33 seconds

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 20 (MNA) – Iran’s Komeil Ghasemi humiliatingly defeated American wrestler Tervel Dlagnev in semifinal match of 125kg freestyle wrestling in Rio in only 33 seconds.

  • تکواندو - المپیک - مردانی 2016-08-21 00:25

    Iran's last Taekwondo hope fades

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 20 (MNA) – Iran's Sajjad Mardani who had a good start in his first match ended up defeated in second round.

  • کمیل قاسمی - کشتی آزاد 2016-08-21 00:06

    Ghasemi brilliantly in freestyle wrestling final

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 20 (MNA) – Iran’s Komeil Ghasemi has secured his place in final match of 125kg freestyle wrestling in Rio after he quickly crushed his American rival in semifinals..

  • علیرضا کریمی کشتی آزاد 2016-08-20 21:24

    Freestyle wrestling: Karimi fails to reach to semifinals

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 20 (MNA) – Iran’s 86kg freestyler has failed to reach to semifinals with an untimely defeat in the hands of the US representative J'den Cox 5-1.