Bangkok, Thailand, August 5, 2020 – Iran Volleyball has recently issued a press release, claiming that the FIVB Refereeing Commission has announced that Iranian referee Farhad Shahmiri will officiate at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
According to the iranvolleyball.com, the age limit for an international referee is 55 years, but Shahmiri، who has turned 55, was supposed to officiate at the 2020 Olympic Games for the last time، but the Games were postponed due to coronavirus outbreak.
The FIVB Refereeing Commission has already announced that the Iranian referee is eligible for the Games which will be held next year, the news release said.
Shahmiri, who has been officiating at several Asian Championships and world-class competitions including the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship, FIVB World League and VNL, has already whistled in two previous Olympics in London and Rio de Janeiro.
The volleyball tournaments at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan will be played between July 23 to August 8, 2021.
A total of 24 volleyball teams including 12 men’s sides and 48 beach volleyball teams will participate in the tournament.
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