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presstv-china preparing for dragon boat festival




china has hosted boat races to celebrate the upcoming dragon boat festival.the event, which was held in central china, is more like a performance than a competition. teams rowed colorful dragon boats to the rhythm of beating drums in a race to the finish line. more than three hundred participants ma...



presstv-iran teams win two medals at dragon boat festival




the iranian women's sokkan rowing team has put a convincing end to its campaign at the first edition of hong kong barcelona dragon boat festival in spain, and clinched a silver medal at the prestigious international tournament.the iranian team took part in the 200m 10-seater senior women final ...



four things to know about the dragon boat festival




tuesday marks the fifth day of the fifth month of the traditional chinese calendar — an annual celebration known as duanwu in mandarin, tuen ng in cantonese and the dragon boat festival in the west. it's famous for the races held on that day in traditional paddled long boats, each ornamented with ...



presstv-dragon boats capsize in china, 17 killed




two dragon boats practicing to race on a river in china have overturned and 17 people drowned, the official xinhua news agency reported on sunday.television pictures showed one of the long, narrow boats packed with paddlers going over on saturday on a stretch of a river near the city of guilin wher...



google doodle: asia celebrates dragon boat festival




for more than 2,000 years, revelers across asia come out in droves for one day in early summertime to eat sticky dumplings and race ornate boats shaped like dragons, an event typically traced back to honoring the chinese poet and erstwhile official qu yuan. google celebrates the occasion with a new ...



presstv-iran junior, u-21 teams crowned in asia karate event




iran national junior and national under-21 karate teams have demonstrated authoritative performances at the 14th senior karate-do asian championships and 16th kadet and junior karate-do asian championships in kazakhstan, standing atop the podiums.the iranian outfits claimed the top position of t...



presstv-secret us, israel plan against “iran threat”?




iran crisisofficials from the united states and israel have met to form a secret teams against iran. the teams are said to be working against iran’s nuclear and missile programs and its military presence in syria.



brisbane dragon boat regatta raises funds for sick kids




being confined to a hospital room can be frustrating and boring for children – just ask cystic fibrosis patient preston mayfield, who spends two weeks at lady cilento children's hospital every few months.but a new organisation is helping get the children out of the hospital and make them tv sta...



presstv-iran’s nomads sport festival in pictures




here are some pictures from the archery and horseback riding events of iran’s 24th nomadic culture and sports festival.this year’s festival began on friday in the village of qarah qayah in the country’s province of east azerbaijan.



google doodle: asia celebrates dragon boat festival




for more than 2,000 years, revelers across asia come out in droves for one day in early summertime to eat sticky dumplings and race ornate boats shaped like dragons, an event typically traced back to honoring the chinese poet and erstwhile official qu yuan. google celebrates the occasion with a new ...



presstv-iran's aras region hosts nowruz art festival




amir mehdi kazemipress tv, arasiran’s northwestern aras region is hosting an exclusive art festival. artists from different parts of iran have gathered there to take part in a lively art performance which includes painting gigantic eggs. the nowruz egg painting festival has turned into one of the ...



iran wrestlers win 6 gold, 2 silver medals




iran have managed to win 6 gold and 2 silver medals in the men’s greco-roman wrestling during the 5th asian indoor and martial arts games underway in ashghabat.on tuesday, the iranian wrestlers showed a flawless performance as farshad belfakeh, pejman poshtam, mahdi ebrahimi, saman azizi, amirhos...



presstv-iran's capital hosting 10th fajr visual arts festival




every year to honor the 1979 islamic revolution here in iran, different cultural events are held in the country. one of those important celebrations is the fajr international festival of visual arts.this unique event is a competitive festival full of new insights and amazing experiences. it’s a fe...



presstv-iau crested in asian taewkwondo clubs champs




iranian taekwondo practitioners from the islamic azad university (iau) outfit have exhibited impressive displays of physical stenghth and agility during the 8th edition of asian taekwondo club championships g1, and finished as the champion of the continental sporting event.the iau team proudly stood...



presstv-iran aces world taekwondo cadet championships




young iranian taekwondo practitioners have featured praiseworthy displays of spinning kicks and fast kicking techniques at the 3rd edition of world taekwondo cadet championships in egypt, and claimed the title at the conclusion of the tournament.on sunday evening, iran topped general classificat...



presstv-iran third in medal count at asian indoor games




the fifth edition of asian indoor & martial arts games has come to a close in turkmenistan, with the islamic republic of iran’s delegation landing in the third slot of the medal count table at the end of the international and multi-sport event.iranian sportsmen and women took home a total of 11...



presstv-iran stands 1st in asian junior kurash games




the national iranian junior kurash wrestling team has taken the trophy at the end of the 5th edition of asian junior under-20 kurash championships.the persians took the top position, having won three gold medals, four silvers and four bronzes. uzbekistan claimed the second place with three gold me...



multiple dead and missing after boat accident in southern china




rescuers search for missing boaters on the taohua river in guilin, in southern china.photo: apbeijing: five people were killed on saturday and multiple others were missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern china, causing 60 people to fall into the water, state broadcaster cctv reported.two...



multiple dead and missing after boat accident in southern china




beijing: five people were killed on saturday and multiple others were missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern china, causing 60 people to fall into the water, state broadcaster cctv reported.the boats had been rehearsing for a race in the taohua river in the city of guilin when the accid...



presstv-photo of the day




chinese people performing a fire dragon dance (photo by reuters)people perform a fire dragon dance to celebrate the chinese lantern festival in mianyang, sichuan province, china march 2, 2018.



presstv-qintong boat festival opens in china's jiangsu




china’s eastern ‘jiangsu’ province has hosted an annual boat festival. the event has attracted more than 400 decorative boats.the ‘qintong’ fiesta attracts over 300,000 viewers from nearby villages and towns every year. they gather along the bank, cheering for the participants who stand on...



2018 olympics: team usa's women winning more medals than men




american women have shined at the 2018 winter olympics, becoming the driving force behind the u.s. olympic team’s wins in pyeongchang, south korea.of the 21 medals team usa has won thus far at the winter olympics, 12 of them belong to women — not including the two medals won by duos and teams of...



presstv-iran kung fu fighters bag 9 medals in world c’ships




iranian kung fu practitioners have displayed great physical and mental skills at the 7th edition of world kung fu championships in china, managed to clinch nine medals, including one gold, at the high-status international event.iranian sportsman saeed atazadeh put a commendable show in his march t...



presstv-iran’s intl. fajr festival to feature 120 movies




secretary of iran’s 36th edition of fajr international film festival (fiff) reza mirkarimi says 120 movies have been selected from 54 countries to be screened at the upcoming event this month.speaking at a press conference in tehran on wednesday, mirkarmi said that during the 2018 fajr festival 30...



presstv-iran port gets first oil swap cargo in 7 years




oil and gas explorer dragon oil has shipped a cargo of oil from turkmenistan to a port in northern iran, apparently resuming a swap scheme which the islamic republic halted in 2010.the russian-flagged vf tanker-20 discharged around 6,000 tonnes of turkmen origin crude oil at a terminal in the caspi...