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WL 2016: Video challenge system won’t be installed in Tehran!

by WoV
source: Author: Rahim Rahimzadeh; Photo: fivb.com

When sport and politics mix, nothing good can come up and now volleyball has felt it on its skin.

Iran fans

Iran fans

Tehran, the capital of Iran, will be one of the 2016 FIVB World League – Weekend 3 hosts (July 1-3) but teams that will particapte will be deprived of the opportunity to call video check.

The agreement of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) with Sony Company, an owner of the Hawk-Eye system, which says that the provider company needs to send its technical staff to host countries for installing the system and putting it into operation before games set off, was not respected this time.

The provider of Hawk-Eye system refused to install it in „Azadi“ gymnasium. The reason were existing economic sanctions against Iran despite the document which says that as from January 16, all nuclear-related sanctions imposed upon Iran by the European Union, the Security Council and the US would be lifted.

So, since sanctions against Iran do not exist anymore, why were they an obstacle for installing Hawk–Eye challenge system in Tehran? And why would they be an obstacle even if they existed?


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