“This is politics. I don’t know why they did it. Do our athletes have anything else to do but play sports? Their approach is not logical," said the president of Iran's Volleyball Federation.
"Sport is a bridge for peace. Mamanet will bring the peace," says founder and chairwoman of Israeli athletic league for moms.
25-year-old Ghoncheh Ghavami begins protest after some three months in Tehran jail.
Arie Selinger had hoped his team would be able to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament, but Israel finished rock-bottom of Pool C.
Israel’s national women’s volleyball team got its first European Championship campaign in 40 years off to a losing start.
Video: 19-year-old volleyball stars representing Israel in European championship say secret to their game is their chemistry.
Turkish police on hand in droves to stem pro-Palestinian protests.
Women's team defeated 3-0 by Serbia in CEV Euro League final four.
Israeli women's volleyball team will take part in European finals.