Tag Archives | Sports

Video: Iraq’s ‘Special’ Athletes go for Gold

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. With two gold medals to her name already, Iraqi badminton player Heba Asghar is more determined than ever as she prepares for next year’s Special Olympics for athletes with intellectual disabilities. View on YouTube

Video: Ex-Sports Stars seek to Shake Up Politics

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Former members of the Iraqi national football team Ahmed Radhi and Chaker Mohammed Sabbar are battling off the pitch in the country’s parliamentary election. View on YouTube

Video: International Football Returning to Iraq

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After a years-long absence predominantly due to security concerns, international football will return to Iraq when the country hosts a second-round match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup.

FIFA Bans Iraq from Hosting Friendlies

By John Lee. FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) has again barred Iraq from hosting international football friendlies because of the upsurge in violence in the country. Fox News reports that the move comes just three months after the governing body of world football (soccer) gave Baghdad the go-ahead. A spokesman for the Iraqi Football […]

$17m for Kurdistan’s Stadiums and Sports Centres

Seventeen stadiums in Iraqi Kurdistan are to be renovated, and new sports centres will be created, at a total cost of 20 billion Iraqi dinars ($17m), reports AKnews. 4.6 billion Iraqi dinars ($3.9m) will be used to refurbish stadiums in and around Erbil, while 991 million Iraqi dinars ($850,000) will go towards renovating Sulaimaniya stadium; […]

Youth Ministry Assigned to Construct Sports Halls

The Iraqi cabinet has assigned the Ministry of Youth and Sports to sign contracts to construct 10 sports halls during the current year, an official spokesperson for the government said. “The government’s approval reflects its keenness to support sports in the country…,” Ali al-Dabbagh said in a statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The […]