Mahmoud Goudarzi

Mahmoud Goudarzi (Persian: محمود گودرزی‎, born c. 1955) is an Iranian politician and former wrestler. He had served as the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports of Iran from 17 November 2013 until 19 October 2016.[1][2][3]

Mahmoud Goudarzi
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Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports
In office
17 November 2013 – 19 October 2016
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byMohammad Abbasi
Succeeded byMasoud Soltanifar
Personal details
Born1955 (age 65–66)
Malayer, Iran
Political partyIndependent
Alma materUniversity of Tehran
WebsiteOfficial website
At Iran National Volleyball Team ceremony with Kovac


From 1969 to 1978, Goudarsi was a freestyle wrestler. From 1980 to 1982, Goudarsi was the president of Shooting Federation of Iran and later served as the vice president of Physical Education Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran and a full professorship at the University of Tehran.[4]


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