Iranian referee Shahmiri still eligible to officiate at Olympic Games
TEHRAN – The FIVB Refereeing Commission has announced that Iranian referee Farhad Shahmiri will officiate at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The age limit for an international referee is 55 years.
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.
Now the FIVB Refereeing Commission has announced that the Iranian referee is eligible for the Games which will be held next year.
Shahmiri has already whistled in the two previous Olympics in London and Rio de Janeiro.
The volleyball tournaments at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be played between July 23 to August 8.
A total of 24 volleyball teams and 48 beach volleyball teams will participate in the tournament.