IRAQ SPORT New Frequency On Badr 5 26.0° East
Football is the most popular sport and hobby in Iraq. Football is a considerable uniting factor, following years of war and unrest. Basketball, swimming, weightlifting, bodybuilding, taekwondo, boxing, kickboxing, and tennis are also popular sports and hobbies.
Sport was only recently popular in Iraq and this was the case due to the Baath regime, which assumed power in 1968. It was primarily focused on establishing its authority by forcing society to adopt its ideology and sports did not reflect this radical orientation. In the latter part of the 1970s, however, sports began to attract attention. Due to an increasing wealth brought in by the uptick in oil prices, sports facilities have been built in different parts of the country. Particularly, football flourished after domestic football was launched and the country also hosted international competitions,
drawing the participation of international football clubs. The popularity of the sport did not dampen the Iraqi enthusiasm even during the outbreak of the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s when young Iraqis had to serve the armed forces. The field of sports did suffer during Saddam Hussein’s regime, when many athletes fled the country due to reports of abuse and torture, particularly by his son, Uday Hussein.
Recent developments in the sports field have been positive for Iraq especially football and basketball. These attract strong following, with fans crowding stadiums in cities like Baghdad
- Channel Name : IRAQ SPORT CH TV
- Satellite Name :Badr 5
- Frequency : 10850
- Polarization : Horizontal
- Symbol Rate: 27500 5/6
IRAQ SPORT CH TV Frequencies on satellites
|TV Logo||Channel||Satellite||Frequency / Pol / SR|
|IRAQ SPORT CH||Badr 5||10850 | H | 27500 5/6|