Iran marks Paralympic Day

Thousands gather to play Para sports across the country 23 Oct 2017
people enjoying Para sports

Iran celebrated its tenth Paralympic Day with events across the country

ⒸIran Paralympic Committee
By Iran Paralympic Committee

Thousands of people with impairments have gathered across Iran to mark their tenth Paralympic Day. Groups in several provinces and cities, including the capital Tehran, came together to play Para sport and hear from Paralympian athletes.

A video message from new International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons was played at a special ceremony in the Iranian capital, attended by officials from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Representatives from several sports federations, universities and the country’s National Olympic Committee were also among those taking part in the event.

Every child who participated in the “Sports for All” programme also received a free volleyball or football as a commemorative gift.