State Department Response to The Foreign Desk/Lisa Daftari Regarding Iran’s Soccer Team
“We support the rights of all athletes to express themselves however they wish. Iran’s leadership should be heeding…
November 24, 2022
From Negotiating Table to Soccer Field, U.S. and Iran Match Up Again at World Cup
The United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran, political and military enemies, are now becoming…
April 6, 2022
Euro Backlash as FIFA Refuses to Expel Russia from Football
The decision adopts the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling before the invasion of Ukraine, punishing Russia’s cover-up of the investigation into state-sponsored doping.
February 28, 2022
NFL Sued Over Chargers’ Relocation from San Diego
Chargers owner Dean Spanos had previously said in 1997 that the team would remain in San Diego unless the franchise suffered "severe financial hardship."
January 26, 2022
Lawmakers Seek ‘Assurances’ Olympic Uniforms Not Linked to Forced Labor
The 2022 Beijing Olympics have been under close scrutiny, in large part because of the human rights abuses against ethnic minorities. The U.S. and a number of other countries have announced diplomatic boycotts of the games.
January 13, 2022
After ‘Death to America’ Chant, Iranian Athletes Want to Cancel Wrestling Match
An organization of world-class Iranian athletes is urging USA Wrestling to cancel a February match with Iran's squad after "Death to America" chants.
January 11, 2022
Iran’s Wrestling President Says, ‘Death to America’ Before U.S. Match
Iranian-American athletes urge "American wrestlers and athletes to react to such incidents."
January 6, 2022
Iranian Regime in Isfahan Bans Bodybuilding for Women
Sheina Vojoudi: Mullahs do not want women to 'feel powerful in Iran. It’s dangerous for the regime.'
January 5, 2022
Hockey Fan Awarded $10,000 Scholarship After Spotting Man’s Cancerous Mole at NHL Game
Nadia Popovici wrote a message on her phone urging Brian Hamilton, the Vancouver Canucks' assistant equipment manager, to get his mole checked out.
January 4, 2022
Antonio Brown’s Meltdown May Cost Him More Than Spot on the Bucs
Bruce Arians said after the incident that Brown was 'no longer a Buc'
January 3, 2022