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Iranian women fight for the right to attend sports events in their country - PRI (July 7, 2014)
Men's Sports, Shorts Not For Women In Iran - RFE/RL (June 24, 2014)
Fifa allows wearing of head covers for religious reasons - BBC (March 1, 2014)
Iranian women footballers to undergo gender tests - Telegaph (February 7, 2014)
The Fastest Woman in Iran - Majalla (January 24, 2014)
Iran women wushu athletes shine in world contests - Press TV (November 5, 2013)
Iran snatches silver in Asian rowing competitions - Press TV (October 15, 2013)
Meet Shirin Gerami, Iran's first female triathlete - The Guardian (September 15, 2013) | Video
Iran allows first female triathlete to compete for country - The Guardian (September 12, 2013)
Conservatives in ruckus over women's rugby - BBC (August 30, 2013)
Iran junior wushu artists grab two golds in Asia tournament - Press TV (August 10, 2013)
Iranian female athlete wins gold medal at 2013 Deaflympics - Press TV (July 30, 2013)
Iranian women's futsal team wins silver at Asian Indoor Games - Press TV (July 6, 2013)
Iran swimmer's time goes unrecorded: Her bathing suit was too revealing - France24 (June 28, 2013)
Iran's Paralympic medalist wins 2013 Spirit of Sport award - Press TV (May 30, 2013)
Headscarves and long tunics don't stop Iranian women from practising parkour - France24 (May 20, 2013)
Islam's Rules on Sports - Iran Primer (April 2, 2013)
Iran thrashes Tajikistan 7-1 in AFC U-14 girls championship - Press TV (March 10, 2013)
Iran women beat Kuwait to score second win in Asian games - Press TV (January 27, 2013)
Iranian female tennis player reaches U14 Asian quarterfinals - Press TV (January 18, 2013)
Iranian markswoman wins gold in Asia shooting champions - Press TV (December 16, 2012)
Iranians shine in Asian Women's Handball Championship - Press TV (December 7, 2012)
World Cup Qualifier: A Battle for Iranian Women's Rights - HP (October 22, 2012)
Iranian woman turned to paddling after being forbidden from wearing swimsuit - Telegraph (August 10, 2012)
Gold Medal or Headscarf? - Qantara (August 9, 2012)
Iran's Female Olympians Face Extra Hurdles - Huffington Post (August 9, 2012)
Brunei, Qatar and Saudi Arabia Make Olympic History for Women - Al Monitor (July 29, 2012)
Iranian female shooter in Olympics air rifle event's finals - Press TV (July 28, 2012)
Film on Iran's first female motor racing champion provokes controversy - Telegraph (July 23, 2012)
Sports hijabs help Muslim women to Olympic success - The Guardian (July 23, 2012)
Olympics 2012 : Iranian trailblazer dreams of table tennis medal - AFP (July 17, 2012)
Iran female karate fighter snatches gold at AFK tourney - Press TV (July 16, 2012)
Qatari women prepare for Olympic debut - Al Jazeera (July 6, 2012)
London 2012 Olympics: Saudis allow women to compete - BBC (June 24, 2012)
Female Iranian archer qualifies for Olympics - Press TV (June 23, 2012)
An Inspiration to Young Women around the World - Qantara (June 6, 2012)
Iran's First Female Canoeist Wins Silver at ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup #3 - Women Talk Sports (June 3, 2012)
Iran's women football fans dream of a return to the terraces - BBC (May 16, 2012)
Iran's female footballers in action after head scarf ban lifted - RT (May 10, 2012)
Fifa allows Iran girl footballers to cover their heads - BBC (May 3, 2010)
Colonel promotes soccer for Afghan girls - AFNS (March 19, 2012)
Iran's female kabaddi players stand second at worlds - Press TV (March 5, 2012)
Velcro's dramatic save leads football to lift ban on hijab - The Independent (March 4, 2012)
Shabanian named volleyball coach for Iran's women's team - Tehran Times (February 26, 2012)
Iran's female ninjas: fighting for sexual equality - The Guardian (February 19, 2012)
UN Urges Women Footballers To Be Allowed To Wear Head Scarves - RFE/RL (February 12, 2012)
Iran's ninja army is made up of 3,500 women - WP (February 6, 2012)
Why Thousands of Iranian Women Are Training to Be Ninjas - The Atlantic (February 3, 2012)
Women's rugby in Iran suffering - Scrum Queens (January 26, 2012)
Faezeh Hashemi and Women's Sports in Iran - CFR (January 20, 2012)
Squash in Iran: Hijab Stories - Squashbloglife (December 26, 2011)
Iranian female wins Taekwondo gold - Press TV (November 27, 2011)
Iran to women: No skiing unless with a male guardian - WP (November 10, 2011)
Iran's Women's Soccer Team's Modest Uniforms - Time Magazine (September 1, 2011)
Weightlifting body changes dress code, benefits Muslim woman - CNN (June 30, 2011)
Women's rights activist missing in Iran - The Guardian (June 22, 2011)
Muslim weightlifter's wish to dress modestly triggers debate - CNN (June 9, 2011)
Iran's women footballers banned from Olympics because of Islamic strip - The Guardian (June 6, 2011)
Muslim Women Athletes Banned From Tournaments Get Creative With Hijabs - ABC News (June 4, 2011)
Aravane Rezai talks family/father problems for the first time - Womens Tennis Blog (February 10, 2011)
Women soccer fans in Iran may be banned from live broadcasts - CNN (January 22, 2011)
Iran's Razieh Shir Mohammadi wins women's archery individual recurve standing final - SINA (December 17, 2010)
For a Women's Soccer Team, Competing Is a Victory - NY Times (December 8, 2010)
Female Athlete To Receive Reward For Gold Medal 'Only If Married' - RFE/RL (November 23, 2010)
Cleric Says Iran Should Reconsider Allowing Women In International Sporting Events - RFE/RL (November 21, 2010)
Iranian Police Chief Targets Women Cyclists, Roller-Skaters - RFE (October 20, 2010)
The Islamic Federation of Women Sport (IFWS) Is Shut Down Due to Budget Cuts - Muslim Women in Sports (August 13, 2010)
Iran bans girls' football team from Youth Olympics over uniform - CNN (July 10, 2010)
Why the new poster girl of France, Aravane Rezai, is torn between two nations - Daily Mail (May 23, 2010)
Women Athletes And The Hijab - DW Persian (April 4, 2010)
Aravane Rezai shocks Venus Williams at Madrid Open - BBC (May 16, 2010)
Iran's role model and inspiration - on skis - BBC (February 24, 2010)
Skier Marjan Kalhor carries hopes for Iran, Iranian women - USA Today (February 21, 2010)
Olympic dream a reality for Iran's female skier - CNN (February 10, 2010)
Women's Sports and the revolution - DW Persian (February 7, 2010)
Kick in Iran: Female sports documentary premieres at Sundance - Pretty Tough (January 21, 2010)
Iran's female motocross champion gets uphill ride - Telegraph (December 21, 2009)
Confucius opens path for martial arts display - China Daily (December 14, 2009)
Awesome show by Iranian gymnasts - The Star (October 13, 2009)
Iran Zahra Karimi wins wushu gold - Press TV (July 24, 2009)
Outing Iran: Laleh Seddigh - The Atlantic (July 8, 2009)
The Daughters of Khomeini's Silent Revolution - Qantara (June 15, 2009)
Iran to send female skier to Winter Games - CNN (March 17, 2009)
Softball Popularity grows among Iranian Women - Mister Baseball (March 13, 2009)
Interview with karate champion Schahrzad Mansouri - DW Persian (January 2, 2009)
Iran's female racing champion barred from defending title - The Guardian (October 8, 2008)
Iranian women's rower Hosseini wants to make history at Beijing Olympics - Xinhua (August 5, 2008)
High hopes of Iran's women rowers - BBC (August 1, 2008)
Soccer under the Veil - Qantara (February 2, 2008)
Women's Emancipation in Iran - Spiegel (January 17, 2008)
Women's Polo returns to Iran - Aips Media (2008)
Iranian Racing Authorities Stall Woman's Fast-Track Career - RFE/RL (December 1, 2007 )
'Islamic bicycle' can't slow Iranian women - USA Today (June 28, 2007)
Vaziri Wins World Championship, Matches Own World Record - Iuhoosiers (March 29, 2007)
Iran's speed queen - The Observor (March 3, 2007)
Iran's female fans yet to win equality - BBC (June 6, 2006)
Iran women sports ruling vetoed - BBC (May 8, 2006)
Iran clergy angry over women fans - BBC (April 26, 2006)
Iran: Women At Sports Events A Victory, But 'Not Enough' - RFE/RL (April 24, 2006)
Sporting chance for Iranian women - BBC (April 24, 2006)
Between Skepticism, Pragmatism, and Gentle Protest - Qantara (March 29, 2006)
Iranian Women & Sports - DW Persian (December 10, 2005)
Sport and the scarf - BBC (December 9, 2005)
Women's futsal breaks down barriers in Iran - FIFA (October 27, 2005)
Fourth Women's Islamic Games (Gallery) - Bad Jens (September 24, 2005)
Iranian Women's Dress Code Is Modest but Golf Friendly - NY Times (July 5, 2005)
Gatecrashing Iranian women steal World Cup show - The Age (June 10, 2005)
Olympics 2004: Muslim Women Athletes Move Ahead, But Don't Leave Faith Behind - RFE (August 6, 2004)
Iran's sportswomen adapt to religious custom - BBC (August 16, 2004)
Iran's women fans await stadium access - BBC (September 22, 2002)
Is sexism rife in sport? - BBC (November 15, 2001)
Sexual harmony aim for football - BBC (November 15, 2001)
Games beneath the veil uncovered - The Guardian (October 25, 2001)
Iranian Women to Watch Wrestlers - BBC (August 12, 1998)

UN
Empowering women and girls through sport - UN OCHR (May 29, 2012)
Women, gender equality and sport

Sports Organizations
Physical Education Organization
Iran Olympic Committee
Iran Sports Federations

Leadership
Robab Sharian (ISFAF)
Farideh Shojaei (IRIFF)
Marzieh Akbarabadi (Deputy Director of Iranian Sports Administration for Women Sports)
Faezeh Hashemi (Former head of the Islamic Women's Sports Federation) | Video

Women's Sports Sites
Shirzanan (Sports Magazine)
Women's Sports (Tasnim News)
Shahrzad News - Search for Sprots
IRNA: Sports
Fars News: Iran Women's Sports News
ISNA: Iran Women's Sports News

Football
Iran Women's Football Team

Athletes
Jila Almasi (Fencing) - Niloufar Aazam-Zanganeh (Golf) - Niloofar Ardalan (Football) - Elham Asghari (Swimming) - Khadijeh Azadpour (Wushu) - Angie Bagheri (Tennis) - Mehrnoush Barmaki (Triathlon) - Parisa Behzadi (Shot-Putter) - Azadeh Boroumand (Trainer) - Neda Boroumand (Volleyball) - Kina Elyassi (Boxing) - Leila Esfandyari (Mountain Climber) - Lida Fariman (Shooting) - Tala Hadavi (Basketball) - Parisa Farshidi (Taekwondo) - Shirin Gerami (Triathlon) - Sousan Hajipour (Taekwondo) - Nasim Hosseinpour (Shooting) - Shahrzad Joharifard (Field Hockey) - Marjan Kalhor (Skiing) - Zahra Karimi (Wushu) - Parvaneh Kazemi (Mountain Climbing) - Mercedes Khani (Bodybuilder) - Behnaz Khojastehpour (Swimming) - Sara Khoshjamal Fekri (Taekwondoka) - Yalda Khorramfar (Weightlifting) - Mahin Korehchian (Basketball) - Samieh Kohi (Skydiving) - Susan Malekpur-Shirazi (Bodybuilding) - Azar Mazru'ii Farahani (Paraglider) - Schahrzad Mansouri (Karate) - Parvaneh Mohammad Taghipour Tehrani (Taekwondo) - Firoozeh Mohammad-Zamani (Golf) - Gitty Mohebban (Fencing) - Shirin Navabi (Chess) - Sonya Nourizad (Rowing) - Shila Panjavi (Weightlifting) - Shila Panjavi (BBC Video) - Atousa Pourkashian (Chess) - Shayesteh Qaderpour (Chess) - Leila Rajabi (Shot-Putter) - Aravane Rezai (Tennis) - Aravane Rezai (Site) - Mahrouz Saei (Taekwondo) - Daria Sarkhosh (Gymnastics - Italy) - Mahvash Shafaie (Fencing) - Zahrah Saveh Shemshaki (Skiing) - Maryam Sedarati (Track & Field) - Laleh Seddigh (Auto Racing) - Laleh Seddigh (Official Site) - Ladan Sefat (Taekwondo) - Razieh Shir Mohammadi (Archery) - Yasmin Siraj (Figure Skating) - Sanaz Shahbazi (Taekwondo) - Elham Shakouri (Equestrian) - Jamileh Sorouri (Gymnastics) - Taline Tahmassian (Soccer) - Nadyeh Talanak (Canoe) - Maryam Toosi | Video - Zahrah Vatankhah (Auto Racing) - Leila Vaziri (Swimming) | Video Profile - Nazanin Vaseghpanah (Football) - Mountain Climbing Team - Everst Expedition - Women in Olympics

History
Women's Sports During the Pahlavi Era (Gallery)
History of women's soccer in Iran (DW Persian)
History of Iran Women's Volleyball in Transit of time-by Ensiyeh Varzandeh
Sport and Modernization in Iran (Subscription Req.)-by H.E. Chehabi
Women's Sports in Iran (Small Media)

Gallery
Shirzanan Photo Gallery


Video
Iranian women sport clip
Battle for Hijab - Female Iranian athletes and their challenges (Press TV)
First Iranian female skier (Reuters)
Hijab and Daily Life: Iranian Women Tackle Rugby (Al Jazerra)
Iranian women undergo ninja training (CNN)
Kick in Iran
Nilofar Ardalan Capitan of Football Team
Salam Rugby
Women's Karate in Tehran (Press TV)
Iranian womens national takewondo team (Press TV)
Schahrzad Mansouri karate champion
Pone Shams Hakimi swims in ice cold water in Stockholm
Leila Vaziri Swimming Coach
Varzeshe Zanan (Gov. Promotional Video)
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Iranian women athletes at the 2008 Olympic Games - IRNA

Iranian women's Football Team - ISNA

Iran's Kabaddi team

Iranian women Baseball Player - ISNA

Iranian women Golfer - Fars

Iran woman Archer - ISNA

Female athlet - ISNA

Marjan Kalhor - Mehr

Marjan Kalhor Iran's First Female Skier  - ISNA

Female Ice Skater - ISNA

Atousa Pourkashiyan Chess Champion - MEHR

Female Iranian runner - ISNA

Racecar driver Laleh Seddigh

Iranian women Tawkwondoe athlete - ISNA

Iranian women, martial arts - ISNA

Iranian women Wushu athletes - Mehr

Female athlete - ISNA

Female athlete  - ISNA

Volleyball Team

Top female high jump athlete - ISNA

Iran's women rowers - ISNA

Iran's women rowers - ISNA

Iranian women Polo Player - Mehr

Female Cyclers - Fars


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