Sports Ministry set to start allowing women into stadiums to watch men's game

The Sports Ministry in Iran has revealed that they will now let women into stadiums to watch men's games.


The Iran Sports Ministry has announced that women would now be allowed women into stadiums to watch men's games reversing the previous archaic and strict rule.

The reversal came after criticism from international sport federations and protests by Iranian women and women’s rights activists.

It is however not a full reversal as the deputy sports minister, Abdolhamid Ahmad told the state-run that women and their families would be allowed to attend most athletic events, except for those of 'masculine' sports, like wrestling or swimming, during which male athletes wear uniforms or suits that cover little of their bodies.

Women will most likely be assigned to special sections in the stadiums, while mixed seating will be available for families.

It could be recalled that in January, in the Asian Cup in Russia not to pose for photos with female fans.


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