Iranian Photographs Gallery-Section:Sports
includes: Sports, Soccer, Football, Basketball, Wrestling, Volleyball, Weightlifting
| Singapore Iranian Girls Football team plays against Turkey. The FIFA woman's association requires that any covering used does not cover the neck and ears. In Iran all women are required to cover their hair in public to conform to the Islamic dress code.
|| Iranian master Ebrahim Mirzaii training a young Iranian female in Kung Fu To'a, a Persian martial art, he developed in the 1960s consisting of about 73.000 techniques. Today Kung Fu To'A is the most popular martial art in Iran with about 200.000 members.
|| American wrestler Jordan Burroughs defeated Iran's Sadegh Goudarzi in freestyle wrestling but the scenes that followed the two athletes hugging each other were the outstanding images to encompass the spirit of the Olympics; virtue and excellence.
|| This photograph shows the inside of a zoorkhaneh, a traditional Iranian wrestling gym, in Tehran. The artist has explained that ‘tradition forbids presence of women’ in zurkhana. Atashi includes herself in the scene through a reflection in a mirror.
| Zob Ahan Basketball Club founded in 1969 sponsored by the Isfahan Steel Company, which also goes by the name Zobahan competes in the Iranian Basketball Super League. Former NBA player American Loren Woods is seen as the tallest in this photo.
|| An illustration from A JOURNEY FROM FLUSHING (HOLLAND) TO CALCUTTA, OVERLAND shows Qajar era Zoorkhaneh Pahlevans Wrestling in open air in 1902 depicting the fact that this sport is not necessarily done underground as is in common belief.
|| A Zoorkhaneh in Lahijan named after Imam Ali, Usually located in a nice octagonal building, the traditional Iranian sports are performed in Zoorkhaneh in which body and soul are trained simultaneously, yet Varzesh-Bastani deserves more attention.
|| The ancient city of Rhagae. Traditional Iranian wrestling and martial arts practiced in an arena called Zoorkhaneh (Powerhouse) named after champion Takhti.