Date : 20 Sep 2018
Tehran, Iran, September 20, 2018: Reza Salehi Amiri, President of Iran’s National Olympic Committee, was warmly received by IOC President Thomas Bach at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, reports the Tehran Times.
In the meeting, Bach praised the rise of women’s sport in Iran and expressed delight at the involvement of young people in sports.
The IOC President further said that the meeting would help authorities make better decisions about common issues between the two organisations and improve mutual understanding.
The German president of the IOC expressed hope in Iran’s future movement in sports, saying: “Sport has had a positive impact on your society in recent years. Our goal is to promote knowledge and enthusiasm among the younger generation in your society.”
Praising female athletes in Iran in recent years, Bach added: “With the support of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Iranian women are allowed to take part in the international competitions. Your women played a key role in Iran’s accomplishment at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.”
Iran won 62 medals, including 20 gold, at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang to finish sixth in the final medal rankings. The golden haul included women’s and men’s kabaddi.
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